In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. If you are not fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm. One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. If you have a lemon, make lemonade. Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.
If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band. Nothing comes from doing nothing. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself, and dares to become involved in experimenting with his own life. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.