Category Archives: TRY

You can’t clap with one hand. Afghan


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He kai kei aku ringa

There is food at the end of my hands

Said by a person who can use his basic abilities and resources to create success.


Foolish man give wife grand piano, wise man give wife upright organ.

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Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. ~Mary Kay Ash

“Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.”

– Susan Gale

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継続は力なり。 (Keizoku wa chikara nari)

Continuance is power/strength.
Don’t give up. Just continuing to hold on will yield/reveal strength and power. Continuing on after a setback is its own kind of strength. Perseverance is power.

“Mountaintops inspire leaders but valleys mature them.”

— Winston Churchill

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Help me, so that I can help you, so that we can climb the mountain.

“Though one should be prepared to vomit rather frequently and disport with pink elephants and assorted grotesqueries while trying often unsuccessfully to make one’s way to the toilet.”

William F. Buckley Jr.

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“You can’t try. Trying is a struggle and doing is an act. You can’t witness the act of trying, but you can see the results of doing. Trying brings on stress because not only do you have the problem, but now you have all this frustration with it not going away just because you want it to. It’s kind of like being told not to think of pink elephants—impossible.
What you have to do is stop. You say to yourself, this is over for now. I’m done for
now. Take your mind to another place and concentrate on that peaceful place. Deep
breaths. Go limp. Put your mind in another state. It takes practice, but it gets easier,
over time.”

― Robyn Carr, Forbidden Falls

It is what you make it. If you think you can’t change the world, then go on and follow the path already carved out for you. But there are other roads to choose, they’re just harder to trudge through. Changing the world is’nt easy, but I sure as hell am going to keep trying. Are you?”

― Simone Elkeles, Perfect Chemistry

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Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished
by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no
hope at all.
– Dale Carnegie