It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives. It's what we do consistently.
Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take.
Fuller uses the metaphor of a ship's rudder. He says when the rudder of a ship is angled to one side or another, the ship tends to keep rotating beyond the helmsman's intention. He has to correct the rotation, moving it back toward the original direction in a never-ending process of action and reaction, adjustment and correction. Picture that in your mind - a helmsman on a quiet sea, gently guiding his boat toward its destination by coping with thousands of inevitable deviations from its course. It's a lovely image, and it's a wonderful model for the process of living successfully.
A real decision is measured by the fact that you've taken a new action. If there's no action, you haven't truly decided.
Success is doing what you want to do, when you want, where you want, with whom you want, as much as you want.
إن أحد الدروس الأساسية للحياة هي أن نتعلم كيف ندرك لماذا نفعل ما نفعل