Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. If you believe in yourself and have dedication and pride – and never quit, you’ll be a winner. The price of victory is high but so are the rewards. Your personal life, your professional life, and your creative life are all intertwined.
When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. Failure will never overtake you if your determination to succeed is strong enough. I went through a few very difficult years where I felt like a failure. But it was actually really important for me to go through that. Struggle, for me, is the most inspirational thing in the world at the end of the day – as long as you treat it that way.
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. Don’t limit yourself to what you think you can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.