Opportunity

Edward Rowland Sill

 


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Synposis: "If only I were richer."

"If only I had the time."

"Oh, they've got plenty of money. If I had that kind of money, I'd be better than them at it."

"If I was younger...I am too old for it now."

"I didn't have the right childhood."

"My parents. I am a failure because my parents didn't give me the right education, the right upbringing."

Stop making excuses and start with what you've already got. You'll realize that it's more than enough if you've got the determination. All that success requires is a moment of decision. Have you made that irrevocable decision to be successful? Are you committed?

The people at the top are no different from you. They probably had lesser than you have when they started out. They just decided that they were going to be at the top, and decided to do whatever it takes to get there. Whatever it takes.

Have you made that decision yet? Start with what you've got.

 

This I beheld, or dreamed it in a dream:--
There spread a cloud of dust along a plain;
And underneath the cloud, or in it, raged
A furious battle, and men yelled, and swords
Shocked upon swords and shields. A prince's banner
Wavered, then staggered backward, hemmed by foes.
A craven hung along the battle's edge,
And thought, "Had I a sword of keener steel--
That blue blade that the king's son bears, -- but this
Blunt thing--!" he snapped and flung it from his hand,
And lowering crept away and left the field.
Then came the king's son, wounded, sore bestead,
And weaponless, and saw the broken sword,
Hilt-buried in the dry and trodden sand,
And ran and snatched it, and with battle shout
Lifted afresh he hewed his enemy down,
And saved a great cause that heroic day.

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