The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. So, we need to do the difficult things while they are still easy and do the great things while they are still small. We have to start where we stand, and work with whatever tools we have at our command, and better tools can be found as we go along.
Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. What we get by achieving our goals is not as important as what we become by achieving our goals. We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated because we will never win if we never begin. The key is to keep company only with people who uplift us, whose presence calls forth our best. When we fail we learn from the mistakes we made and it motivates us to work even harder.
I learned that we can do anything, but we can’t do everything at the same time. So, we have to think of our priorities not in terms of what activities we do, but when we are able to do them because timing is everything.
The people who influence us are the people who believe in us. We might be a somebody who was once a nobody and did it because the more we do, the more we can do. I don’t believe we have to be better than everybody else. The most important thing is to believe that we have to be better than we ever thought we could be and reach our maximum potential.
If there is a chance in a million that we can do something, anything, to keep what we want from ending, we have to do it. We must act now and move towards our goals. We need to develop a sense of urgency in our life. Whatever we want in life, other people are going to want it too. So, we have to believe in ourselves enough to accept the idea that each of us have an equal right to have it.
The will to succeed is important, but what’s more important is the will to prepare ourselves to overcome any obstacles that will come in our way as we climb the ladder of success because we can’t expect to hit our target if we don’t gamble and make it happen.
There is progress whether we are going forward or backward. The bottom line is that we move! We don’t allow anything to hamper us to reach our goal because we do not know if we can do something unless of course we are able to do it.