My favorite quote at this point in time could be anything. Why? Because I love reading. I read anything and everything. So, it’s no surprise that I have hundreds of favorite quotes. I’m not very good with choosing just one thing. Sometimes, it’s a real struggle, you know. But I do what I can with what I have.
Most of the quotes I enjoy are Asian proverbs. There are quite a few that are from unknown sources. Those are probably the ones I relate to the most.
This quote applies to me now, more than ever. Since I was a youngun, I have had an insatiable drive for excellence. My whole life I’ve wanted to succeed. My view of success has changed over the years. From having a degree to helping someone read. That type of thing.
I’d much rather succeed by helping someone in the long-term than doing something that really only serves to benefit me. I’d like to think I’m not selfish like that.
On my rugged and strenuous road to success, I’ve hit potholes, landmines, and other things. This quote helps me to keep things in perspective.
The journey isn’t alwys going to be rosy. It will be the complete opposite. In fact, if it was easy, then there would hardly be any feeling of fulfillment, right?
I need to remind myself daily, and sometimes, even hourly, that failure is OK as long as I learn from it. Thomas Edison and many others failed hundreds of times before succeeding. And they could never have thought their success would have impacted the lives of as many people as they have.
I hope too, for my success in the future to help people in a positive way. I don’t know what that could be. Maybe I’ll write a revolutionary book. Or start a center for orphaned girls. I might even start a new course or help bring about world peace. Who knows.
But I know I’m excited about what the future holds for me.
That’s my favorite quote? What’s YOUR favorite quote? Comment below and let’s share!
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