These are things from my personal experience


Very rarely something may emerge complete and perfect in a flash, but far oftener greatness is the result of long labour and constant attention to detail. William Barclay, THE GOSPEL OF MATTHEW Reference:  THE ETERNAL VISION-THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION OF SPIRITUAL QUOTATIONS compiled by William Sykes 2003


Failure is a detour, not a dead-end street (Zig Ziglar).  Many people (myself included) have quit in the face of a failure as if that was the end of it.  It really wasn’t the end–it was only an out of the way path which could have still led to ultimate success.  The difference between succeeding…


I have always been tough on myself.  I create almost impossible standards for myself and then damn myself incessantly when I don’t measure up.  I take every random comment from those I care about as an insult or slight if there is even the shadow of a hint I don’t measure up to expectations.  I never feel I meet…