That which does not kill us makes us stronger. 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. You cannot pick cherries with your back to the tree. It is better to light a small candle than to curse the darkness. I do not seek. I find. Only a mediocre person is always at his best. In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.
Nothing comes from doing nothing. Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision, for the limits of the world. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. There is a time for departure even when there is no certain place to go. Do not play for safety; it is the most dangerous thing in the world. Men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better off than those who try to do nothing and succeed. Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing is so futile.