Every day there is a new page, every month there is a new chapter, and every year there is a new series. Each new day is a blank page in the diary of our lives. The secret to success is turning that diary into the best story we possibly can. Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams.
Life is for living, and beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself. Your character is who you are. Your reputation is who people think you are. Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, and the way you make others feel is your trademark. If you want something done well, do it yourself. When you're lost and need to find yourself. Throw out all the garbage taking up space in your life. Don't fake it till you make it. Face it till you make it. You become the master of your life when you learn how to control where your attention goes. Value what you give your energy and time to.
It is easy to judge the mistakes of others. It is difficult to recognize our own mistakes. Be strong, but not rude. Be kind, but not weak. Be bold, but don't bully. Be humble, but not shy. Be proud, but not arrogant. Do what makes your soul shine. Don't try to be perfect; just do your best. Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express, not to impress. Excuses make today easy, but tomorrow hard. Work makes today hard, but tomorrow easy. Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow. If you focus on the pain, you will continue to suffer. If you focus on the lesson, you will continue to grow. A mistake that makes you humble is better than an achievement that makes you arrogant.
The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow. May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty, may hope forever wipe away your tears, and above all, may silence make you strong. It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness. Walking away from certain people who no longer align with your value system, who constantly disrespect your boundaries, and who don't care about your emotional well-being. Feel worthy of yourself, love yourself, take care of yourself, and never worry about being scoffed at because people are not always at your level of vibration and energy; forgive them for who they are and be proud of who you are. Be a pineapple, stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside. Never let someone who doesn't know your value tell you how much you're worth. Act like you can't afford the bread until they find out you own the bakery. Stay humble.
Looking back will not help you move forward. Because you are no longer who you used to be, and you don't belong there anymore. It doesn’t really matter who you used to be; what matters is who you’ve become. Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity. Accept your past without regret, handle your present with confidence, and face your future without fear. To be the best, you must be able to handle the worst. Don't limit your challenges; challenge your limits. You see sunshine where others see shadows, and opportunities where others see obstacles. If you want to shine like the sun, first you have to burn like it. Success is not final, and failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts. Expect more from yourself than from others.
My goal is not to be better than anyone else, but to be better than I used to be. I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful. When I was growing up, I always wanted to be someone. Now I realize I should have been more specific.
Be proud of your progress. Yesterday, I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise, so I am changing myself.