It's not what's happening to you now or what has happened in your past that determines who you become. Rather, it's your decisions about what to focus on, what things mean to you, and what you're going to do about them that will determine your ultimate destiny.
More than anything else, I believe it's our decisions, not the conditions of our lives, that determine our destiny.
Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
You're in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows -- and has always known -- that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.
If we don't see a failure as a challenge to modify our approach, but rather as a problem with ourselves, as a personality defect, we will immediately feel overwhelmed.
I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy.
Most people fail in life because they major in minor things.
There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
Want to learn to eat a lot? Here it is: Eat a little. That way, you will be around long enough to eat a lot.
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Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.
It is not what we get. But who we become, what we contribute... that gives meaning to our lives.
Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
People are not lazy. They simply have impotent goals -- that is, goals that do not inspire them.
Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.