Some individuals have evolved further along the road of being wise and mature. They also generally tend to be more knowledgeable  about how humans can reach for consistent improvement towards a more fulfilled life. They teach us how to strive towards a life of hope, peace, tranquillity and serenity. The only requirement is for us to seek them out! Whenever I read or listen to others and find something meaningful, I capture these in my journal. Underneath are two from Noble prize winners:

  • I don’t believe I have any talents. I have persistence…

After the first failure, second failure, third failure, I kept trying.

Carlo Rubbia, Physics, 1994

  • I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am correct.

Albert Einstein, Physics, 1921


  1. Write down the situations where you gave up on difficult challenges.
  2. What were the results?
  3. Which tasks spurred you on to persevere?