The late great author James Baldwin compared money and sex when he said “money, it turned out, was exactly like sex – you thought of nothing else of you didn’t have it, and thought of other things if you did.”
Ken Follett once said that hard work should be rewarded by good food. On this rise, I couldn’t agree more.
To quote Elisabteh Kübler-Ross “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.” Beautiful people are made.
Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content. Team work makes the dream work. First sentence, Bob Dylan. Second sentence, Char Saint.
The late and great Henry Ford once said that there is no disgrace in honest failure; Disgrace comes when one fears to fail. What is past is useful only as it suggests ways and means for progress. Remember that failure is a part of life and how we deal with the failure will determine the outcome.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi We’re at our best when we’ve been at our worst.
William James said “The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind.” Simply shift your focus.
Samuel Smiles said “We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.” Let it sink it.
Ernie Banks said “the only way to prove you’re sport is to lose.” So how are you at losing?
Pride is the mask of one’s own fault.