“Keep striving and you become somebody. Quit, and you also become somebody. Just not the same person.”
“Decide that you want it more than you’re afraid of it.” – Bill Cosby
“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” – Thomas Edison
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.”
“I do not fear failure. In my life, failure is a myth. Failure exists only for the person who quits. I do not quit.”
If you are not familiar with Andy Andrews I strongly encourage you to check him out. He has written some wonderful books. The quote above was taken from The Traveler’s Gift. I read that book once a year.
“Use your fear as fuel.”
“Action cures fear.”
“I don’t fear failing. I fear succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
This gets right to the heart of it for me. When it’s all said and done and you’re looking back on your life, what did you dedicate your time to? Our career is a huge part of our life. But an even bigger part are those we love. Did you share your time, talents, gifts, words and love with those you love as much as possible? Building up and encouraging people is far more satisfying than any other pursuit I have found.
“Do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.”
“Beaten paths are for beaten people.”
This one really speaks to me. Every day in so many ways we have a world telling us to do things a certain way…that THIS must be the way to do a thing. It’s incredibly difficult to find your own way with all the cultural and societal forces working against us. Stepping out on your own is a big risk. People everywhere will tell you that you are making a mistake or not to do it. If you aren’t meant to follow the crowd, don’t follow the crowd. Listen to your heart instead. Create your own path.