Most people have no idea of the giant capacity we can immediately command
when we focus all of our resources on mastering a single area of our lives.
~ Tony Robbins ~
17 Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. 19 In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.
[1 Timothy 6:17-19]
Paulo Coelho, Stories for Parents, Children and Grandchildren
The light jazz fades behind me as the sound of rushing air reaches my ears. I've just walked out of the coffee shop, one hand trying to hold onto the plastic cup just a little too hot to handle, the other keeping the door from slamming.
As we get older, failure is not so inconsequential anymore.
What's at stake is not some arbitrary grade or intramural sports trophy, but the quality of life and your ability to deal with the world around you.