The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.
Full text of “Every body dies, but not everybody loves” by Prince EA
“It is not death most people are afraid of
It is getting to the end of life
Only to realize that you never truly lived
There was a study done –
A hospital study – on 100 elderly people facing death
Close to their last breath
They were asked to reflect about their life’s biggest regret.
Nearly all of them said they regretted not the things they did
But the things they didn’t do
The risks they never took, the dreams they didn’t pursue
I ask you
Would your last words be: if only I had
Hey, you wake up!
Why do you exist?
Life is not meant to simply work, wait for the weekend and pay rent
No, no I don’t know much
But I know this, every person on this earth has a gift
And I apologize to the black community
But I can no longer pretend… Martin Luther King
That man never had a dream, that dream had him
See people don’t choose dreams, dreams choose them
So the question I’m getting to…
Is do you have the courage to grab the dream that picked you?
That befits you and grips you, or will you let it get away and slip through?
You know I learned a fact about airplanes the other day
This was – this was so surprising see
I was talking to a pilot and he told me
That many of his passengers think planes are dangerous to fly in
But he said actually…
It is a lot more dangerous for a plane to stay on the ground
I say what?
Like how does that sound
Well he said because on the ground, the plane starts to rust, malfunction and wear
Much faster than it ever would if it was in the air
As I walked away I thought
Yeah, makes total sense because planes were built to live in the skies
And every person was built to live out the dream they have inside
So it is perhaps the safest loss to live a life on the ground
Without ever taking off
See most of us are afraid of the thief
That comes in the night to steal all of our things
But there is a thief in your mind who is after your dreams
His name is doubt
If you see him call the cops and keep him away from the kids
Cos he is wanted for murder
For he has killed more dreams than failure ever did
He wears many disguises and like a virus will leave you…
Blinded, divided and turn you into a “kinda”
See “kinda” is lethal
You know what kinda is?
There’s a lot of kinda people
You kinda want a career change
You kinda want to get straight A’s
You kinda want to get in shape
Simple math, no numbers to crunch
If you kinda want something, then you will kinda get the results you want
What is your dream?
What ignites that spark?
You can’t kinda want that
You got to want it with every part of your whole heart
Would you struggle?
Yeah you will struggle, no way around it
You will fall many times, but who’s counting?
Just remember, there’s no such thing as a smooth mountain
If you want to make it to the top
Then there are sharp ridges that must be stepped over
There will be times you get stressed and things you get depressed over
But let me tell you something
Steven Spielberg was rejected from film school three times
Three times, but he kept going
The television execs fired Oprah, said she was unfit for TV
But she kept going
Critics told Beyonce that she couldn’t sing, she went through depression
But she kept going
Struggle and criticisms are prerequisites for greatness
That is the law of this universe and no one escapes it
Because pain is life, but you can choose what type
Either the pain on the road to success
Or the pain of being haunted with regret
You want my advice? Don’t think twice
We have been given a gift that we call life
So don’t blow it
You were not defined by your past
Instead you were born anew in each moment
So own it now
Sometimes you gotta leap
And grow your wings on the way down
You better get the shot off before the clock runs out
Cos there ain’t no over time in life, no do over
And I know I sound like I’m preaching on speaking with force
But if you don’t use your gift, then you sell not only yourself
But the whole world… short
So what invention do you have buried in your mind?
What idea? What cure?
What skill did you have inside to bring out to this universe?
Uni meaning one, verse meaning song
You have a part to play in this song
So grab that microphone and be brave
Sing your heart out on life’s stage
You cannot go back and make a brand new beginning
But you can start now and make a brand new ending”
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Begin to be now what you will be hereafter.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
If you do not enjoy what you are doing, you will never be good at it.
Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have or do.
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule : Never lie to yourself.
It is not the mountain that we conquer but ourselves.
-Sir Edmund Hillary
Success is something you attract by the person you become.
Invest in as much of yourself as you can, you are your own biggest asset by far.
The reason why we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.
When you may think that others are better than you are in certain ways, remember that you may be seeing the image they portray to others. Everyone has their own fears and weaknesses — so stop comparing yourself to others. Such a comparison may not be useful if you evaluate yourself based on self-perception and judge the other person based on superficiality.
When an egg breaks by a power outside, a life ends. When an egg breaks by a power within, a life begins. Great things always begin from that power within.
There may be people that have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.
You get the best out of others when you get the best out of yourself.
-Harvey S. Firestone
Excellence is a decision, practiced daily to the point of a habit.
When we can no longer change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
-Viktor E. Frankl
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Here is a story as told by Dr. Wayne Dyer
“If I were to squeeze an orange as hard as I could, what would come out?” I asked.
He looked at me like I was a little crazy and said, “Juice, of course.”
“Do you think apple juice could come out of it?”
“No!” he laughed.
“What about grapefruit juice?”
“What would come out of it?”
“Orange juice, of course.”
“Why? Why when you squeeze an orange does orange juice come out?”
“Well, it’s an orange and that’s what’s inside.”
I nodded. “Let’s assume that this orange isn’t an orange, but it’s you. And someone squeezes you, puts pressure on you, says something you don’t like, offends you. And out of you comes anger, hatred, bitterness, fear. Why? The answer, as our young friend has told us, is because that’s what’s inside.”
It’s one of the great lessons of life. What comes out when life squeezes you? When someone hurts or offends you? If anger, pain and fear come out of you, it’s because that’s what’s inside. It doesn’t matter who does the squeezing—your mother, your brother, your children, your boss, the government. If someone says something about you that you don’t like, what comes out of you is what’s inside.
And what’s inside is up to you, it’s your choice.
When someone puts the pressure on you and out of you comes anything other than your best response, it’s because that’s what you’ve allowed to be inside.
Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday. Be a self-starter. Let your first hour set the theme of success and positive action that is certain to echo through your entire day. Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all. You were not born to fail.
Nothing truly stops you. Nothing truly holds you back. For your own will is always within your control. Sickness may challenge your body. But are you merely your body? Lameness may impede your legs. But you are not merely your legs. Your will is bigger than your legs. Your will needn’t be affected by an incident unless you let it.
I don’t want fear of failure to stop me from doing what I really care about.
You are responsible only for what you can change. All you can change is only your attitude. There lies your responsibility.
Live a good life. If there are Gods and they are just, then they will not care about how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are Gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no Gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will love on in the memories of your loved ones.
He who conquers others is strong. He who conquers himself is mighty.
If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, only plateaus; and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.
-Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite of all the darkness.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others.
Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval.
Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
If you can dream it, you can do it.
If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
I find the great thing in this world is, not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All truly wise thoughts have been thought already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
When we treat man as he is, we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be, we make him what he should be.Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The only journey is the one within.Rainer Maria Rilke
A strong, positive self image is the best possible preparation for success.Joyce Brothers
Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.Jim Rohn
There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self.Ernest Hemmingway
Hardest times produce your greatest gifts.Robin Sharma
You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.Henry Ford
Success is not final; failure is not fatal : it is the courage to continue that counts.Winston Chruchill