Motivation

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What's your excuse?

A loss is not a failure until you make an excuse.

Michael Jordan

Appreciate what you have

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.

Denis Waitley

Ignore the naysayers

If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success.

Malcolm X

I know you’re afraid. I know your pain. I know your sadness. I know your disappointment. I know your anger. I have them too. You have an idea or more ideas, but don’t have the courage to pursue them. You probably told your friends what you want to do or your ideas and they laughed at you. So what?

Trust yourself no matter what anyone else thinks

The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not.. Are both correct

Confucius

There are so many things I would have done in the past and which I would still do, but I was afraid to do it. I was afraid aboout what others might think of me. I was paralyzed by the fear of failure. I did not trust myself enough and still don’t and this is the biggest sin one could ever commit. You know why?

Be the star of your own movie

All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.

Bruce Barton

When we are children, we see ourselves as superheros from comic books and cartoons. I enjoyed imagining myself as Batman and Spider-Man. I also wished I could fly or have superpowers like those from X-Men. I don’t know if kids nowadays still play like this, but I know this is what made me dream. Me, seeing myself as something greater, bigger, stronger, is what gave me energy.

I remembered I used to look up in the sky an imagine myself being anything. This started to fall apart though as I grew up and as teachers and adults have been started to tell me that I can’t be whatever I want. I have to go to school, go to college, get a degree, get a job, start a family, and, eventually, die.