WHO you are tomorrow begins with what you do today. — Tim Fargo
If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing friends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind.
It could mean not eating for days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery and isolation.
Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine.
If you’re going to try, go all the way. It’s the only good fight there is. — Charles Bukowski
Anyone can fail at something they really don’t want. What really takes courage is going after something you want and then failing.
There is more fulfilment in life knowing that you tried, rather than settled without a fight … (but if you want) to have a different life, you have to do what you haven’t done.
You have to become the person that fits that dream. Most of all, you have to realise that if you do not step into your story, it is set to become the moral of the story.
Your inaction is a lesson you leave your kids — I was too afraid to change. — Shannon Alder
Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure. A man who aspires to rise above the mediocre, to be something more than the ordinary, surely deserves admiration, even if he fails and loses a fortune on account of his ambitions.
If one has failed only where others have not had the courage or will to try, there is consolation, indeed, deep satisfaction. — Kazuo Ishiguro