1. If you want *others* to be happy, practice compassion. If *you* want to be happy, practice compassion.
-The Dalai Lama
2. When most are asked to quote their "I AM's" usually they come up with such things as: I am a father, a male, an engineer, six-foot one, 160 pounds; or, a mother, a wife, an architect, and so on. They have limited themselves to exactly what they are. Where are the men and women of today who will shout: I AM GREAT... I AM A LEADER?
-Thomas D. Willhite
3. Success is going from failure to failure without losing enthusiasm.
Trust The Dalai Lama to encapsulate a deep message of inner peace in such simple words.
We often take on the roles assigned by society too rigidly and with a narrow definition. This process suppresses the inner "us", a combination of child-curious-helpful-brilliant personality wanting to do great stuff.
Being enthusiastic in desirable circumstances is easy, what counts is being enthusiastic when things are not going our way. Great achievements come from cultivating enthusiasm as a habit.