Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
Before success comes in any man's life, he's sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That's exactly what the majority of men do.
You are capable of more than you know. Choose a goal that seems right for you and strive to be the best, however hard the path. Aim high. Behave honorably. Prepare to be alone at times, and to endure failure. Persist! The world needs all you can give.
When I was young, I observed that nine out of ten things I did were failures. So I did ten times more work.
Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be.
LOOK AT ALL THE HIGH ACHIEVERS WHO WERE TOTAL FAILURES AND REJECTS..BUT THEY BELIEVED IN THEMSELVES
Friday, May 16, 2014
TED2014 · 14:13 · Filmed Mar 2014
Subtitles available in 1 language
For many years Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken — and listened — to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.