The secret to getting ahead is getting started.
“When you grow up, you’re told the world is the way it is and your existence is just to live in this world without bashing into the walls too much…to have a nice family life…and to gather up a little money. But life is much broader. And it changes when you realize that everything in life you interact with is created by people that are no smarter than you. The most important moment in a person’s life is when you shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just going to live it. You can change it and make your mark on it. And once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.”
Try not to become a person of success but rather try to become a person of value.
“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life. It snatches away each day as it comes and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are ranging what lies in fortune’s control and abandoning what lies in yours.”