I have not fact-checked these myself but lord knows you could research any number of “famous” folks, take a look at his or her track record, and garner the same fundamental idea. . .
DON’T. GIVE. UP.
We hear about the people who make the limelight, or contribute to an industry or the population on a relatively large scale – but that doesn’t mean hundred of thousands of other people around the globe aren’t ALSO achieving their dreams, crushing their goals, and reaching success…in their terms.
Whether you fail at one thing a hundred times, or several endeavors once. . .don’t lose heart.
Keep striving for what matters TO YOU.
Keep working hard, keep feeding your dreams.
The failures help us learn what to do better, and sometimes redirect us completely to land us on the path meant of us. You are often so much closer than you think – keep up the great work.
Most of the time it’s hard to tell whether the “celebrity” in question actually uttered the words in the quotation attributed to them. . .but I don’t put it past Abe to have said something so concise, and so wise.
It doesn’t matter what it is you do – whether you work, you don’t work, you help others, you’re studying in school, or taking out the trash. . .you should ALWAYS do that thing to the best of your ability.
Taking it a step further, I also believe a person should do it to the best of his or her ability no matter whether others can see them doing it – because in the scheme of things, the Universe doesn’t really care if you have an audience beyond yourself, and it.
It’s okay to be stubborn sometimes, especially in pursuit of a goal.
Don’t let other people bring you down, or dissuade you.
Don’t let YOU bring you down, or dissuade you.
Fight for it. Work hard. Be persistent.
The Universe will hear you all the louder. . .