If you wish to achieve a certain degree of success, you must strive to excel others who are working in the field you have devoted yourself to. If nobody is working in that field, you must make an extra effort to open up new territory.
When it comes to opportunity, there are five types of people. One type creates opportunity. The second seeks opportunity. The third waits for opportunity to come. The fourth fumbles opportunity. The fifth ignores opportunity. If you can't be the first type of person, then at least try to be like the second type, and actively seek opportunity.
I always make sure that I do not heedlessly compare myself with something beyond my reach. If I do make such a comparison, I make sure that I study that person's advantages and strong points, and not compare my situation with that person's overall talents and wisdom. Most of the time, I simply compare my own course of development: Have I made progress today compared with yesterday, and will I do better tomorrow than today? In this way, I continually challenge myself and surpass myself.
Success in life is like climbing a height: It has to be done step by step. In the course of this there are certain crucial turning points. Every time we encounter a wall while walking along a stretch of road, we turn into a brand-new stretch of road. Sometimes, a turning point can appear out of nowhere, but most of the time in our lives turning points are only reached as the result of a great deal of hard work.
So long as we are not discouraged by setbacks, setbacks are not to be feared. On the contrary, setbacks and failures in one's young days are valuable treasures. We can understand how full of twists and turns the road to success is, and truly test our perseverance and determination. But even more important is that you will be able to draw on a gigantic driving force enabling you to struggle continuously. Being able to bear up under defeat is the source of the renewal of vigor and strength.
Only a person with a sense of crisis can survive, develop and grow sturdy.
There are many people who, with their gaze fixed on the scenery in the distance, often fail to see the splendor that is right beside them.
In any walk of life, if you want other people to take notice of you, you can only do it by relying on solid achievements and sound abililty.
Always preserve the mentality of an 18-year-old, because at 18 you have an innocent, pristine and sunny spirit, and at the same time you enjoy all the rights of an adult. Besides, you have a brain with an overwhelming hunger and thirst for knowledge, and you have a burning enthusiasm for life and the future.
If there is only one thing in the world that stirs your emotions, let that be sincerity. If there is only one way in the world that will enable you to achieve success, let that be diligence