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Life = Risk

I re-discovered this motivational video today, and I never want to lose it again!

I can’t help but want to share it.

@heart Dismissed from drama school with a note that read ‘wasting her time, she’s too shy to put her best foot forward.’
Lucille Ball, Actress, Comedienne, Model

@heart Turned down by the Decca recording company who said ‘we don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.’
The Beatles, International Music Phenomenon

@heart A failed soldier, farmer and real estate agent, at 38 years old he went to work for his father as a handyman.
Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States

@heart Cut from the high school basketball team, he went home locked himself in his room and cried.
Michael Jordon, Pro Basketball Player

@heart A teacher told him he was too stupid to learn anything, that he should go into a field where he might succeed by virtue of his pleasant personality.
Thomas Edison, Inventor, Scientist

@heart Fired from a newspaper because he ‘lacked imagination’ and ‘had no original ideas’.
Walt Disney, Film Producer

@heart His fiancée died, he failed in business twice, he had a nervous breakdown, and he was defeated in eight elections.
Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

If you’ve never failed, you’ve never lived.

life= risk


Image from Stuck in Customs via Flickr

Excerpt from What The Buddha Taught:

There is no point in saying that one should not doubt or one should believe. Just to say ‘I believe’ does not mean that you understand and see.

When a student works on a mathematical problem, he comes to a stage beyond which he does not know how to proceed, and where he is in doubt, he cannot proceed. If he wants to proceed, he must resolve this doubt. And there are ways of resolving that doubt. Just to say ‘I believe’ or ‘I do not doubt’ will certainly not solve the problem. To force oneself to believe and to accept a thing without understanding is political, and not spiritual or intellectual.