You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures. 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. Remember, a dead fish can float downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. The wisest men follow their own direction. Nothing of great value in life comes easily. Quit now, you will never make it. If you disregard this advice, you will be halfway there.
The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. No, not at all. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be. The man who is waiting for something to turn up might start on his shirt sleeves. He who has begun his task has half done it. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. In times of stress, be bold and valiant. Have no fear of perfection you will never reach it. Until you try, you do not know what you cannot do.