Category: personal development

Have You Tried?

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"I'd rather be a failure than the man who's never tried;
I'd rather seek the mountaintop than always stand aside.
Oh, let me hold some lofty dream and make my desperate fight,
And though I fail I still shall know I tried to serve the right."- Edgar Albert Guest, poet

It is better to be a failure than to be the person who has never 
tried anything in his or her life.
It is better to be called a failure than to be the person
who 'always stand aside.'
If you want to make it in life, you must keep your dreams.
You must fight your fight. 
You must believe that you can achieve your dreams.
Without self-belief, they won't happen.
And you must try 'to serve the right.'

It Can Be Done

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"There are thousands to tell you 
it cannot be done,
there are thousands to prophesy failure,
there are thousands to point out to you
one by one, the dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of grin,
just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
that cannot be done',  and you'll do it."- Edgar Albert Guest, poet

Before you do anything,
if you do not want to waste your time,
you must first ask yourself, "Do I have what it takes to do this thing?
if you do not have it, do not do it.
If you do, you will not learn anything from it.
It will be a total waste of your time.

You can do anything.
But if you can't, do not deceive yourself.
And if you want to get things done,
do not listen to people who are not doing
anything. You need doers around you.
You want to be around positive people,
people who want you to succeed.

Because they know that 'it can be done.'
Because they believe 'it can be done.'
Because they have done it.