If you don’t develop the courage to do that which has been give to you to do, or if you just go around trying to convince other people or get their approval, what will happen is you will lose your nerve, and other people will convince you that what you are doing doesn’t have any value and you’ll give up on your dream. How much time do you have left? When you start thinking about that you will realize that you don’t know. Most of us don’t use the stuff that we have brought into the universe, so stop wasting valuable time in the wake of others opinions. If you want something, you have got to be relentless. You’ve got to learn how to become resourceful. You’ve got to learn how to become creative. The power to hold on in spite of everything. In spite of every excuse your mind can conceive of. The power to endure, this is the winners quality. The ability to face defeat and failure again and again without giving up. There’s greatness in you! And you’ve got learn how to tune out the critics outside, and more importantly the critic inside! Most people give up on themselves easily. Did you know the human spirit is powerful? It’s hard to kill the human spirit! You are unstoppable! Live your life with passion, and with some drive!
—Les Brown