Without something to really strive against few people ever bother to strive. Without something to truly strive for few people ever bother to overcome their lack of striving.
A new and better design is not really possible unless one first acknowledges that a new and better design is necessary and required.
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You may live as the King Fish in a small pond for as long as you wish but one thing you will never do is cause the pond to grow any larger. Therefore if you would truly reach your real mass you must swim for the sea.
When you engage in proper money management even the seemingly impossible often becomes certain in time. When you engage in improper money management even the probable becomes impossible in time.
Marketing is no substitute for capability and talent, but then again capabilities unmarketed are capabilities unremarked upon, and talent unknown.
All men are, and should be regarded as, equal in public consideration and general value, but not so in personal behavior, character, and nature.
Equality as a universal concept is psychological and sociological in origin; behavior and character are entirely individual properties and pursuits.
You can make a man equal under the law, but you can make no law that will yield equals, great or small. You can declare a man equal in potential, but not so in action, ambition, or achievement. What a man eventually becomes, high or low, is entirely his own enterprise.
If you understand that then you will attempt great personal enterprises, if you do not apprehend this then no great enterprise will ever yield a profitable you.
The very idea that a college degree, of any kind, will assure you do anything at all worthwhile in life is every bit as juvenile and ridiculous a notion as the idea that a job will assure you will become wealthy.
This does not mean that you should necessarily eschew either degrees or jobs, what it does mean is that you must understand their very limited influence on your real achievements in life, and upon your true personhood.
Neither you, nor anyone else, can anymore “degree” you a great achievement, than you can “job” your way into being a meaningful person.
The entire point of the problem is to reach the Best Solution. Yet many never seem to understand this, and so for them, the point of the problem is what they eagerly and stubbornly impale themselves upon.
When a nation begins to willfully confuse liberty with license it will certainly willingly confuse self-discipline with slavery
A thing unquestioned and untested is unproven and unimprovable.
Without genuine failure as a mentor it is impossible to pursue real success as an occupation.
The only real Virtues of poverty are psychological and spiritual, and those virtues should be mastered by both rich man and poor man alike.
In all other respects poverty is a vice, and should be eradicated by both rich man and poor man alike.
YOU MUST BE BIGGER THAN YOUR TRAINING. If not you are smaller than yourself.
Unfairness might not be the greatest sin in the world, compared to much worse things, but it is usually a totally avoidable sin.
Honor is a much more favorable method of personal conduct.
If doubt is the only thing you will have faith in then you will of course be amply and aptly rewarded with the appropriate fruits of your own labor.
The only kind of talk that ever matters is that talk which leads to an actionable, successful, and workable Plan.
Everything else is just talk.