First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they will eventually conquer you. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. He who has begun his task has half done it. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore. Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Do or do not. There is no try. The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators. We achieve a sense of self from what we do for ourselves and how we develop our capacities. If all your efforts have gone into developing others, you are bound to feel empty. TAKE YOUR TURN NOW.