What lies before us and what lies beyond us is tiny compared to what lies within us. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. Once you make the fundamental choice to be the predominant creative force in your life, any approach you choose to take for your own growth and development can work, and you are especially attracted to those approaches which will work particularly well for you. Your self-beliefs either support or undermine you. If you are not afraid to face the music, you may someday lead the band.
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. Nothing comes from doing nothing. First we will be best, and then we will be first. To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult of all. The way to be safe is never to be secure. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it.