1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FAILURE Robert H. Schuller
Failure doesn't mean you are a failure,It does mean you haven't succeeded yet. Failure doesn't mean you have accomplished nothing,It does mean you have learned something. Failure doesn't mean you have been a fool,It does mean you had a lot of faith. Failure doesn't mean you've been disgraced,It does mean you were willing to try. Failure doesn't mean you don't have it,It does mean you have to do something in a different way. Failure doesn't mean you are inferior,It does mean you are not perfect. Failure doesn't mean you've wasted your life,It does mean you have a reason to start afresh. Failure doesn't mean you should give up,It does mean you must try harder. Failure doesn't mean you'll never make it,It does mean it will take a little longer. Failure doesn't mean God has abandoned you,It does mean God has a better idea.
2. FOLLOW YOUR OWN COURSE Neil Simon
Don t listen to those who say,“It's not done that way.” Maybe it's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say,“You're taking too big a chance.” Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine Floor,and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most importantly, don't listen When the little voice of fear inside of your ear its ugly head and says,“They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented,They're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections……”I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you,Not to the exclusion of love,sensitivity, and cooperation with others,But with the strength of conviction That you can move others by your own efforts,And do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live,The chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect.