“Your story may not have such a happy beginning
but that does not make you who you are,
it is the rest of it
is who you choose to be”
“If you only do what you can do,
you will never be more than you are now.”
“Yesterday is history,
tomorrow is a mystery,
and today is a gift…
that’s why they call it present”
MAKE THE MOST OF IT
RIP MATT FORCH
we will meet again MY FRIEND,
miss you already xoxox
Got the sad news a yesterday late afternoon,
i’m in shock, devestated, saddened,
my heart goes out to his wife and baby girl
“Life will break you.
Nobody can protect you from that,
and living alone won’t either,
for solitude will also break you with its yearning.
You have to love.
You have to feel.
It is the reason you are here on earth.
You are here to risk your heart.
You are here to be swallowed up.
And when it happens that you are broken,
or betrayed, or left, or hurt,
or death brushes near,
let yourself sit by an apple tree
and listen to the apples falling all around you in heaps,
wasting their sweetness.
Tell yourself you tasted as many as you could.”
A man sooner or later discovers that
he is the master-gardener of his soul,
the director of his life.
Work on yourself first,
take responsibility for your own progress.
The willingness to accept responsibility
for one’s own life i
s the source from which self-respect springs.
“Today I am in control
because I want to be.
I have my fingers on the switch,
but have lived a lifetime ignoring the control I have
over my own world.
Today is different.”
“The reason people fail to reach their goals is
because they give up too early.
They don’t understand that most successes are built upon
foundations of multiple attempts.”
“When the fear of failure triumphs over
the repugnance of mediocrity,
we must resign ourselves to the status quo.
to do something different
will send us running to hide beneath a cover of excuses and complacency.
Those few courageous souls who delve into the lands where they risk failure,
will be soundly ridiculed.
They will be condemned not because they dream,
but rather for making their dreams real
and destroying the illusion that all that can be thought has been thought,
all that can be done has been done,
and all that can be felt has been felt.
In their enthusiastic insolence,
they see life filled with infinite possibilities
and they know they must chart their own course,
even if they must go alone.”
“Some of the most valued things we have in life
come from changes or mistakes.
Don’t be afraid if you failed
or if you lose someone you love,
there is always the rainbow after the rain.
And remember that all change is hard at first,
messy in the middle
and gorgeous at the end.”
“Beginning in itself has no value,
it is an end
which makes beginning meaningful,
we must end what we begun.”
“Whatever it takes to finish things,
You will learn more from a glorious failure
than you ever will from something you never finished.”
Your ability to discipline yourself to set clear goals,
and then to work toward them everyday,
will do more to guarantee your success
than any other single factor.
Freedom is born of self-discipline.
No individual, no nation,
can achieve or maintain liberty
The undisciplined man
is a slave to his own weaknesses.
Rule your mind
or it will rule you.
“Difficulties strengthen the mind,
as labor does the body.”
“Happiness is not the absence of problems;
it’s the ability to deal with them.”
“Being challenged in life is inevitable,
being defeated is optional.”