Model

Don’t judge your work based on what others think. Judge your work on the basis of what you think. The others did not invest their time and effort, but you did. If you feel what you have done is meaningful, you have definitely scored a point.

Peak

You can’t do everything in your lifetime.

But you can accomplish a lot by doing little things every day.

You won’t feel like you have done much in a day, but when you look back you’ll see you have been climbing up all along.

Change

By focusing on your present, you can change your past and your future.

It’s true that past is a done deal. How the events unravelled back then cannot be changed. But what you can change about it is perspective. Instead of viewing the past as the time lost, see it as a time well spent. The rise and the fall constructed your present and will also construct your future.

The future changing argument is plausible right? By controlling your present you can gain some control of the future. But it is also true that the future will not be laid out exactly as you planned now. Some past deeds that cannot be undone will affect it and some uncertain future factors will also affect the future in some way.

Planning and controlling your present is not a fool-proof way to achievement. But it does serve its purpose no matter how big or small. When someone is stuck in the darkness they will always be drawn towards light, no matter how faint.

That’s why no matter how significant or insignificant your present seems to you now, at this very moment it is your only light. Cherish it. Don’t let it fade.

Competition

There may be some people who laugh at you or complain about you, trying to drag you down when you’re reaching your peak of success.

Let them do that. Because that’s all weak can do. Just kick them in the face a bit while they’re pulling your leg.

Adapt

Don’t compare yourself to others. Instead learn from them.

Two people are never alike. So there’s no point in comparing. But learning is open to everyone.

You will live one life. Only one life with respect to the person you are now. To do that effectively you need good resources. And is there a better resource than experience?