A mother seeks out Gandhi, to ask for his help:
… being a good example is the strongest kind of leadership.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (book) by Stephen Covey
The 8th Habit (book) by Stephen Covey
Words create emotions, which in turn influence behaviour. Let’s say you want to be more productive. Telling yourself “I can’t watch TV all day long” makes you feel like you aren’t allowed to do what you really want. On the other hand, “I don’t watch TV all day long” frames it as part of who you want to be.
I Have to Do It or I Want to Do It? (article, psychologytoday.com) by Timothy A. Pychyl
Why you should say “I don’t” instead of “I can’t.” (video) by Daniel Pink
Failures are pieces in the Puzzle of Success. You can’t create a great success without the right failures, just like you can’t build a puzzle without all the pieces. Don’t be discouraged when things go wrong. Learn from your failures, and use the lessons to build your future success.