"It doesn't matter how much milk you spill as long as you don't lose the cow."
"Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."
"I've come to believe that all my past failure and frustration were actually laying the foundation for the understandings that have created the new level of living I now enjoy."
"Failure is only the opportunity to more intelligently begin again."
"The better you get at your key skills, the more you accomplish in a shorter period of time."
"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom."
"If one is master of one thing and understands one thing well, one has at the same time, insight into and understanding of many things."
-Vincent Van Gogh
MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Happiness and a meaningful life come from making differences. But this is the most important rule to follow: Always make the differences you can make, not the differences you would prefer to make but can't. As you keep making differences, your skill will automatically and effortlessly increase. Anything human beings repeat they get more skillful at. Including misery!
You count. You make a difference. You can add to the sum of beauty and joy and love and understanding in the world (for yourself, your family, your friends, your community, however you define it), or you can subtract from those already scarce enough commodities. What you do matters.
"Teaching people skills without giving them a vision for a better future a vision based on common values is only training."
"With vision, every person, organization and country can flourish. The Bible says, ‘Without vision we perish.’"
-Mark Victor Hansen
"Yesterday's passions may not serve tomorrow's goals."
We're writers, we all see things in a new light.~ Joni Zipp