No great man ever complains of want of opportunities. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What Emerson meant by this quote is that people who go after things and see opportunities where others don’t are the ones who are going to be successful in life. Opportunities are everywhere, and there are so few people who can think outside the box enough to see them. This is true of all innovative and imaginative people. They rarely climb up the corporate ladder job by job, until they are the CEO, they start the company!
So when you are feeling like you aren’t going anywhere, and there are few opportunities that you can see, remember that opportunities always exist to the creative thinker and there is always somewhere to go even when you think that there is nowhere to go.… Read the rest
Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.
This quote about what you can be, is one of the earliest recorded quotes on the topic of self help. We are what we repeatedly do. This simple phrase written over 2500 years ago, has recently been proven by modern science to be true. When we do things, or experience things over and over again, it creates pathways in our brains between associated information. This learning makes us behave in repetitive ways as we have created the grooves in our brains that make us react a certain way to stimuli. … Read the rest