Advice & Quotes from Don
also...Don's Favorite Quotes from Others
If you are NOT ORDINARY, then you must be EXTRA ORDINARY.
If you are EXTRA ORDINARY, then you must be EXTRAORDINARY!
If you are EXTRAORDINARY, then why are you trying to live an ORDINARY Life?"
"When you walk into a clothing store, and a salesperson that is dressed like crap asks the following, "Can I help you pick out some clothes to wear?" Your response should be no thank you, why would I want you to help me when you can't even dress yourself?" (This applies to everything in your life!)
"If your parents, friends, teachers are not in show business, then "THEY" can't give you advice about following your dreams in that industry. "THEY" will tell you to have something to fall back on. My opinion is, If you have something to fall back on, that is exactly what you will end up doing!"
"THEY will tell you to go to college. College is not for everyone. While you are young, go out and try to persue your dreams. Remember that school does not have an age limit! You can always go to school, but you will not always be young and free to try a bunch of different things before you find out what you really like!"
"A DREAMER is a person that dreams about something but never puts it into play. A DOER is a person that dreams and then makes those dreams into reality! It is easier to talk about something than to actually do it."
"The more success you want, the more you have to give up!"
"Society has taught us to be afraid and to be afraid of failure. Fear is a tactic to control the masses. We all failed at walking! If we were not encouraged to stand up and try again, you would see people crawling around the ground in business suits and dresses. Isn't it funny that the same people that encouraged you to pick yourself up are the same people later in life that tell you that failure is a bad thing? Failure is good. Embrace it. You will only learn success if you have failed."
"Lead, follow, or get out of the way."
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race”
“Too often we are scared, scared of what we might not be able to do, scared of what people might think if we tried, we let our fears stand in the way of our hopes. Why? There's really no time to be afraid. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Everything!”
“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
“You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.”
Be yourself. No one can ever tell you you're doing it wrong.”
“Enjoy who you are. Don't hate yourself for what you aren't.”
“Never let go of hope. One day you will see that it all has finally come together. What you have always wished for has finally come to be. You will look back and laugh at what has passed and you will ask yourself... 'How did I get through all of that?”
"Music is the soundtrack of your life!"
“Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.”
“Most people give up just when they're about to achieve success. They quit on the one yard line. They give up at the last minute of the game, one foot from a winning touchdown.”
“Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you gave up.”
“My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure.”
“I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”