The biggest men and women with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men and women with the smallest minds.
Think big anyway.
– Kent M. Keith
I was playing catch today with my son and he said that something was impossible. I told him that we shouldn’t use the word impossible. He reminded me that besides swear words, the only word he is not allowed to use is can’t. I love his mind!
The word impossible is impossible. Ten years ago could you see yourself sending emails on your phone with documents attached? Time makes most things possible, and anything you think can become your reality.
Why is it the feeling of failure is what squashes most of our dreams? Wouldn’t it be nice to have a button that we could push and every time that feeling comes over us we push the button and everything is okay, and we find a way to keep going. I believe that our success, Hell the success of America, depends on being able to “push through the dip” as Seth Godin says. He writes some great books. In all of his books he says, “Don’t fight the fear, welcome it. Fear is a sign that you are onto something special.” That really amazes me. We have been taught our whole life that being afraid is a bad thing, when in reality the fear is a barometer to tell us when we are onto something good.
“Don’t try to win over the haters; you are not a jackass whisperer.” – Berne Brown
“There are 8 billion people in the world, piss off a million or two and there are still plenty left.” – Rod Matthiesen
These probably speak for themselves, but I will elaborate. Think what would happen if great people in history listened to the haters? I don’t believe that everyone is destine to be famous, but even in your own world don’t listen. This has been a whole bunch of quotes, but I will end with my favorite that I have used before. Be the man in the arena!
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly” – Theodore Roosevelt