“When you’ve worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. You reach back and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama
All of the hard work that you do now will pay off in the future, but you have to remember your humble beginning. We rise by lifting others. Help lift others toward their own opportunity to succeed.
“Listen to the rhythm of your own calling, and follow that.” – Oprah Winfrey
We all have purpose in life. Find the reason for your existence and work toward it. What is your calling? How are you going to make a difference in this world? What unique skills do you possess and how are you going to use them to create good? Listen to the opportunities that life brings your way, and follow that path.
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams
Success is important, but so is failure. Without failure you would not know how to succeed. When you get knocked down, and feel discouraged, the true test is knowing how to rise back up and how to face the adversities but still carry on.
“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
Do not waste time wishing things were different. Stop and change your mindset.
“My life is mine.” – Tracee Ellis Ross
Life is a blank slate and you have the chance to paint it. Decide where you want your life to go. Do not let the negative or judgemental influence of others creep too far into your life that you are not making decisions that make you happy. You have the opportunity to create life how you want it. Chase your dreams. Go after them!