To share with anyone/everyone.
This feels true to me and is is too well-articulated NOT to post. I must have copied this over 10 years ago (I could tell by the color of the paper):
THERE ARE NO SHORTCUTS TO SUCCESS
Whatever you want in life, you must give up something to get it. The greater the value, the greater the sacrifice required of you.
Everything has a price.
There’s a price to pay if you want to make things better -- and a price to pay for leaving things the way they are.
Nothing worthwhile ever comes easily.
Work, continuous work and hard work is the only way to accomplish results that last.
Use your imagination more than your memory to achieve success.
There is no success at bargain basement prices. The highway to success is a toll road.
MAKE YOUR OWN OPPORTUNITIES
Your destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.
Success is not something you wait for, but rather something you should pursue.
Don’t wait for extraordinary opportunities to find you. Seize common, everyday occasions and make them great. .
Opportunities will often come in the guise of misfortune or temporary failure.
You can start right where you are. Distant pastures always look greener.
At this moment you are standing in the middle of a golden opportunity.
Act on the dreams and they are yours.