There may be no shortcuts to success. But there are shortcuts to getting whatever the so-called 'successful' people possess.

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M S Ahluwalia

Three kinds of people

1. Losers: "It is in my destiny to lose"

2. Fighters: "I'll challenge my destiny and win"

3. Eccentric Morons: "I'm enjoying the game. Winning would be a bonus."
If you're lucky your life will last only about 3600 weekends, so don't be too serious in life. Just be sincere.