Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction.
Next Sunday is Father’s Day. I’m going to devote a few posts this week to some lessons I learned from my dad. Most of these are not his words; they are my verbalization of what I absorbed from the eloquence of his life.
I learned that . . .
Failure will rarely come because I try and fail, but because I fail to try.
Success—and failure—is caused more by attitude than by aptitude.
I don’t have to be successful to start, but I have to start to be successful.
Success isn’t as much achieving what I aim at, as in aiming at what I ought to achieve.
Something needs to be done that won’t be done unless I do it.
To risk nothing is to achieve nothing.
Victories never come at bargain prices.
There’s a difference between what is
achievable and what is worth achieving.