Where to look when you need… to stop blaming
You've been thinking about your losses to the exclusion of everything else. The more you concentrate on them, the more you attract other losses. Stop thinking about them, and make up your mind that you are going to benefit from your experience. Whatever personal obstacles you face.
You must start getting to know that side of your personality that
knows NO OBSTACLE
recognizes NO DEFEAT
cultivate a friendship with other you, so no matter what you are doing, you are allied with someone who shares your goals. All the philosophy and advice about persuading others will be much more useful to you if you practice it yourself.
— (resource) Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
Unknown (resource) Alice Gray, Stories for the Heart
It was a few weeks before Christmas 1917. The beautiful snowy landscapes of Europe were blackened by war. The trenches on one side held the Germans and on the other side the trenches were filled with Americans. It was World War I. The exchange of gunshots was intense. Separating them was a very narrow strip of noman's land. A young German soldier attempting to cross that no mans-land had been shot and had become entangled in the barbed wire. He cried out in anguish, then in pain he continued to whimper.