“We cannot solve life’s problems except by solving them. We cannot solve a problem by saying ‘it’s not my problem’. We cannot solve a problem by hoping someone else will solve it. I can only solve a problem when I say “This is my problem and its up to me to solve it!.” – Dr. Scott Peck from “The Road Less Traveled” (one of my favorite books of all time)
“All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this: Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.” Dorothea Brande from Wake Up and Live
Here is some advice on taking advice, and whether it will harm or help you. Before you listen to any advice, ask yourself: “does this person already have what I want or have they accomplished what I want?” if not, then don’t listen to them no matter how much you think they know what they’re talking about. Move on quickly and forget everything they said.
When someone makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him to places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision. – “the alchemist”