requirements; to develop resources; to recognize no impediments; to master circumstances; to act from reason rather than rule; to be satisfied with nothing short of perfection. Put the uncommon effort into the common task …. make it large by doing it in a great way. You can start right where you stand and apply the habit of going the extra mile by rendering more service and better service than you are now being paid for …. I start where the last man left off. The man who comes up with a means for doing or producing almost anything better, faster or more economically has his future and his fortune at his fingertips. There’s a way to do it better …. find it. It is just the little difference between the good and the best that makes the difference between the artist and the artisan. It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master’s fame.
Be careful what you wish for you just might obtain it. To feel in our innermost being that we will achieve what we set out to do – this opens the way for miracles. Expecting something to happen energizes our goal and gives it momentum. We often find that life responds to our outlook. What we expect to happen, happens. The dreams we choose to believe in come to be. Life …. It tends to respond to our outlook, to shape itself to meet our expectations. For, he that expects nothing shall not be disappointed, but he that expects much – if he lives and uses that in hand day by day – shall be full to running over. Think and feel yourself there! To achieve any aim in life, you need to project the end-result …. Think of the elation, the satisfaction, the joy! Carrying the ecstatic feeling will bring the desired goal into view. In order to win, you must expect to win.
Successful people are not afraid to fail. They accept the risk and continue on, knowing that failure is a natural consequence of trying. They go from failure to failure, until at last success is theirs.
Accepting risk is one of the most powerful of all rules for success: we fail only when we can’t accept failure. Do not give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying. Do not be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave. The wise man realistically accepts failure as a part of life and builds a philosophy to meet them and make the most of them. He lives on the principle of nothing attempted, nothing gained and is resolved that if he fails he is going to fail while trying to succeed. To fail is a natural consequence of trying. To succeed takes time and prolonged effort in the face of unfriendly odds. To think it will be any other way, no matter what you do, is to invite yourself to be hurt and to limit your enthusiasm for trying again. Failure is success if we learn from it. Not many people are willing to give failure a second opportunity. They fail once and it’s all over. The bitter pill of failure …. is often more than most people can handle …. If you’re willing to accept failure and learn from it,
if you’re willing to consider failure as a blessing in disguise and bounce back, you’ve got the potential of harnessing one of the most powerful success forces. When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly ….