I believe the ultimate goal of living and refining your values is to identify and achieve congruence with universal principles.
Courage is the gateway in the sense that you must first learn to face down your fears, even as they still appear real to you.
The more disciplined you become, the easier life gets.
Willpower is a concentration of force. You gather up all your energy and make a massive thrust forward.
Persistence of action comes from persistence of vision.
If you want to achieve some really big and interesting goals, you have to learn to fall in love with hard work.
So act boldly, as if it's impossible to fail. If you keep adding fuel to your desire, you will reach the point of knowing that you'll never quit, and ultimate success will be nothing more than a matter of time.
Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.
People often overestimate what they can reasonably achieve in a year. But they vastly underestimate what they can achieve in 5 years.
Courage is the dividing line between weakness and strength of character.
One of my core beliefs is that belief itself is a choice that can be made of our own free will.
Our beliefs act as lenses. These lenses can help us see things we can’t otherwise see, but they can also block us from seeing parts of reality.
I think the best friendships are those that can stand the test of time, where the friendship is based more on who you are than on what you do or what you have.
By courage I mean the ability to face down those imaginary fears and reclaim the far more powerful life that you've denied yourself.
True courage is more a matter of intellect than of feeling.