You can want the world for someone but if all they want is the bare minimum, they will do things to keep themselves there. The biggest factor to look for is the people they listen to over you. That’s who they inspire to be like.
You must change your ideals and values if you find yourself fighting the same battles year after year.
Focus on your objectives and base your decisions on a moral foundation.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances.The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
If your friends don’t support you, then divorce them. Get married to your dreams. Ten years from today, what they said about you will not matter. What you did with your time ultimately will.
Life will throw you curve balls, learn how to read the pitch.
June laughs. “I have to say, you look better than most people I see. I’ve heard a lot about you.”
“I hear about you a lot too,” Eden replies in a rush, “mostly from Daniel. He thinks you’re really hot.
…having once seen him put forth his strength in battle, methinks I could know him again among a thousand warriors. He rushes into the fray as if he were summoned to a banquet. There is more than mere strength-there seems as if the whole soul and spirit of the champion were given to every blow which he deals upon his enemies. God assoilzie him of the sin of bloodshed! It is fearful, yet magnificent, to behold how the arm and heart of one man can triumph over hundreds.
If you’re a businessman or woman, you must go where the opportunities are. You can’t flock, there must be a balance but don’t lose your focus.
When you start from the bottom, there will be a host of people so used to you being there, they won’t want you to grow. Some naive people still call them “friends.