Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach. Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet. Though no one can go back and make a new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new end. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.
Stop freewheeling, get into gear, and do something with your life. There are so many avenues to explore, so why not explore them? Never be afraid to step into the unknown, into the new. Do it fearlessly, always expecting the very best as you do so. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something.
Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. Believing is one thing, doing another. Many talk like the sea but their lives are stagnant marshes. Others raise their heads above the mountain tops, while their souls cling to the dark walls of caves The way to be safe is never to be secure.
You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. I do not seek. I find. When you cease to make a contribution you begin to die. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do. One cannot govern with buts. It is never too late to be what you might have been.
In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high. Nothing determines who we will become so much as those things we choose to ignore.
Imagine you only have one year to live. What important things would you be doing? How would you be allotting your time to accomplish the most you could? This exercise is one method of going after your priorities. People are not remembered by how few times they fail but by how often they succeed. Every wrong step is another step forward.