Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.
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How about dreaming out loud? How about feeling that something can happen to make the world better and inspire people? Is that OK for one second?
Lose/Win people bury a lot of feelings. And unexpressed feelings come forth later in uglier ways. Psychosomatic illnesses often are the reincarnation of cumulative resentment, deep disappointment and disillusionment repressed by the Lose/Win mentality. Disproportionate rage or anger, overreaction to minor provocation, and cynicism are other embodiments of suppressed emotion. People who are constantly repressing, not transcending feelings toward a higher meaning find that it affects the quality of their relationships with others.
People do make their luck by daring to follow their instincts, taking risks and embracing every possibility.
Luck does not come around often. So when it does, be sure to take full advantage of it, even if it means working very hard. When luck is on your side it is not the time to be modest or timid. It is the time to go for the biggest success you can possibly achieve. That is the true meaning of thinking big.
If you are not personally free to be yourself in that most important of all human activities … the expression of love … then life itself loses its meaning.
There will be times when your best isn’t your good enough. There can be many reasons for this, but as long as you give your best you’ll be OK.
… be aware that even before you have reached your ultimate professional destination … you can and should have a substantial impact on the world in which you live.