People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward. If you have a lemon, make lemonade. 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. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. We can try to avoid making choices by doing nothing, but even that is a decision. I do not seek. I find. What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. Do or do not. There is no try. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves.
This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing. Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. It is by what we ourselves have done, and not by what others have done for us, that we shall be remembered in after ages. First we form habits, then they form us. Conquer your bad habits, or they will eventually conquer you.