If you do not do it excellently, do not do it at all. Because if it is not excellent, it will not be profitable or fun, and if you are not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there? In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. First we will be best, and then we will be first. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life, but define yourself.
Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. Eliminate something superfluous from your life. Break a habit. Do something that makes you feel insecure. Carry out an action with complete attention and intensity as if it were your last When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities.
Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. You cannot cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Do not let yourself indulge in vain wishes. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band.