“What is success? You cannot succeed without the presence of failure. If you have the absence of failure, what is there to determine what success truly stands for? It is the great battles of life to discover our weaknesses and strengths. It is what makes us stronger, this is why we fail, and you must see it as a path to success, as we are liberating ourselves to a better outcome. Failing, is simply succeeding in a unique form”
“I've had several work addiction cycles in my life. Those were situations when important tasks were assigned to me. I took into account that people should remember me based on what I did rather than based on what I failed to do.”
“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.
Today can be a healthy unusual day for you -- and for others -- if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.”
“John said that when we played a funeral in Marion it was the most unusual job we've had. The woman who passed away was a big fan of big band music, and her husband had us play some of her favorites in the church during the funeral. It was well-received and added a lighter touch to an otherwise very sad day for the family.”