To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.
I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do. Some people have greatness thrust upon them. Very few have excellence thrust upon them.
Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing. This Saturday, do something you have wanted to do for years. Something just for yourself. And repeat this process once every month. When one door closes another opens. Expect that new door to reveal even greater wonders and glories and surprises. Feel yourself grow with every experience. And look for the reason for it.
Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile. One cannot govern with buts. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way. Stop freewheeling, get into gear, and do something with your life. There are so many avenues to explore, so why not explore them? Never be afraid to step into the unknown, into the new. Do it fearlessly, always expecting the very best as you do so. Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff …and it’s All Small Stuff.