When asked how he did it, gave up so much, worked so hard to achieve it, and did not quit? Michael Phelps said, ‘It was the desire to do something no one else had done, to be the best.’
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his education and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he is always doing both.
Lawrence Pearsall Jacks
Those that are succeeding and are thrilled and joyful in the unfolding will often tell you, ‘I’ve dreamed this since I was little. I imagined it, I pretended it, I used to practice with the hairbrush pretending it was a microphone.’ Purity is the alignment of energy. Doesn’t matter what anybody else thinks about anything. It only matters what you think about it.