Work hard for what you want because it won’t come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. Helen Keller said “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.”
There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. Live a life of action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your future the future you truly desire. Obstacles are there to see if you are willing to fight for what you want. If you don’t fight for what you want, then what you don’t want will automatically happen. Life is not great because there are little or no problems. Life becomes great when people do whatever it takes to overcome the problems they face. If you can’t change your situation, then change the way you deal with it.
Don’t miss out on something that could be great just because it could also be difficult. Don’t cling to a mistake just because you spent a lot of time making it. The past is your lesson. The present is a gift and the future should be your motivation. Cling to what is good in your life. Love the people who love you. In this life everything is temporary; that is why when good things happen to you cherish them before they are gone. Don’t waste your time being in competition with anyone. A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms. Don’t change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love who you really are. Be selective and pick your battles carefully for sometimes peace is better than being right. Life isn’t about avoiding the bruises. It’s about collecting the scars to prove you showed up for it. Don’t watch the clock; do what it does – keep going.