Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.
You’re not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Then just keep doing that every day.
Blaming external factors is not going to enable you to succeed in the next try because you are going to play the pointing finger game again.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Leonardo da Vinci
The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.
If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
W. P. Kinsella