You're Born an Original, Don't Die a Copy
A copy adapts to the world; original tries to make the world adapt. Success is not in achieving what you aim at, but aiming at what you ought to achieve.
One of the riskiest things you can do in life is to take too many precautions and never have any failures or mistakes. We are told never to cross a bridge till we come to it, but the world is owned by those who 'crossed their bridges' in their imaginations far ahead of others.
Failure may look like a fact, but it is just an opinion. You don't drown by falling in water, you drown by staying there.
John Mason is an international bestselling author, author-coach, and a noted speaker. He's the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, both dedicated to helping people achieve their dream and fulfill their destinies.
He has authored fifteen books, including Imitation is Limitation, Impossible is Possible, You're Born an Original Don't Die a Copy and An Enemy Called Average, which collectively have sold in millions of copies and have been translated into thirty-five languages. His books are widely regarded as a source of wisdom, motivation, and practical principles. He has been published in Reader's Digest and numerous other national and international publications.
Known for his quick wit, powerful thoughts, and insightful ideas, he's a popular speaker around the world.