One of the challenges that one has with life is to assess the art of the possible. The idea of being a "CLASS ACT" is tough. I was amazed by this article by Harvey McKay that actually reflected upon this by working on transforming oneself. I have noted the actual link here as a reference for the future. The advise is simple--yet so profound.
One of the other leading lights of our time is also of fascination to me constantly and consistently--Bruce Lee. One of my students recently noted how he was such an inspiration and it prompted me to revisit some of his thoughts. I tracked down these thoughts below which underscores the need to have faith in oneself, never get upset and truly rise up from setbacks and calamities. It is truly possible if one truly commits to it:
- A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.
- A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
- Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself; do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
- Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
- I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.
- If there is a God, he is within. You don't ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
- If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
It requires one to have the courage to conquer fear and overcome it and rise above it all.