Never mind what others didn’t do. It’s what you do that counts.
If you depend on others for your success, you are doomed to a life of failure and despair. It is a sad fact of life that few people consistently deliver what they promise.
- Instead of lamenting what someone else should have done to help you, focus on what you can do to help yourself.
- The best plan of action is one that provides opportunities for others to benefit if they wish to work with you toward the accomplishment of your goals but that does not depend on these people for success.
Great achievement is born of a struggle.
Our strength grows out of our weakness, said Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Not until we are pricked and stung and sorely shot at, awakens the indignation which arms itself with secret forces.” Strife and struggle can inspire you to overcome adversity and to propel yourself to real achievement.
View every struggle as an opportunity for personal growth. It is the struggle itself, not the result that builds character. If you know you are right, stay the course even though the whole world seems to be against you and everyone you know questions your judgment. When you prevail — and you eventually will if you stick to the job — they will all tell you that they knew all along you could do it.