“Be thankful for the defeat which men call failure, because if you can survive it and keep on trying it gives you a chance to prove your ability to rise to the heights of achievement in your chosen field of endeavor.
No one has the right to brand you as a failure except yourself.
If, in a moment of despair, you should feel inclined to brand yourself as a failure, just remember those words of the wealthy philosopher, Croesus, who was adviser to Cyrus, king of the Persians:
‘I am reminded, O king, and take this lesson to heart, that there is a wheel on which the affairs of men revolve and its mechanism is such that it prevents any man from being always fortunate.’” -Napoleon Hill
“It all comes down to self-belief. Just have the courage and the faith to take the first step and you will get such a big reward, you’ll be encouraged to take the second step. That’s how my biggest life changes came about.” -Jane Seymour
[SIDEBAR: When dealing with the treachery that is the NYC homeless shelter system, never let the system’s wickedness take away your self-belief and your courage. It seems like that is their aim. Your bravery, and calm insights are your greatest allies; keep them in tact.
Lots of Love,
-The Homeless New Yorker