Success comes in a lot of ways, but it doesn’t come with money and it doesn’t come with fame. It comes from having a meaning in your life, doing what you love and being passionate about what you do. That’s having a life of success. When you have the ability to do what you love, love what you do and have the ability to impact people. That’s having a life of success. That’s what having a life of meaning is.
No test… no testimony. You cannot make lemonade with sugar alone…you have to have some sour lemons. You can’t learn good horsemanship by riding a tame horse. The harder the battle, the sweeter the victory. Regardless what happens to you, never say you’re having a bad day…say you’re having a character-building day. All the things that you’re going through are building character. You are being shaped and designed for your greatness.
Get yourself going
Stand up tall and do something meaningful with the opportunity of this day. Shake off the hesitation, the excuses, the distractions, and get yourself going.
Wasting today is not a good option. This day is here now, and only now, and its unique value is available to you only if you make use of it.
A world full of factors you cant even imagine have combined to provide you with the chance to live this day. Its up to you, it is in fact your obligation, to make the most of every moment.
Soon, and for a long time after, youll look back on this day. Now, and only now, you can ensure youll look back not with shame or regret, but with gratitude and satisfaction.
Living this day well is difficult, demanding work thats likely to be frustrating, inconvenient, even exhausting. And yet when its done, as taxing as it may be, youll know for certain it was your very best choice.
Get yourself going, now, and make yourself more useful and productive today than youve ever been. Rise to the challenge of your greatest opportunity, which is now.
Master the basics. Then practice them every day without fail. Small disciplines repeated with consistency every day lead to great achievements gained slowly over time.
Plant the seeds of beautiful ideas in your mind and water them with belief.
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark.
Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi