You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself.

Carol Burnett

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I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get. – Ingrid Bergman It was not the best
You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This
My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it. – Judy Blume
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ―
There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, but if you just
Champions keep playing until they get it right. – Billie Jean King Something fell on the tent just as I
My best successes came on the heels of failures. – Barbara Corcoran I allow myself a bit more delicious sleep
You grow up the day you have the fit real laugh at yourself. – Ethel Barrymore Making breakfast and packing
Mount Rainier near the Pacific Crest Trail
A surprise text popped up on my phone last Sunday: 'Donahue Pass!! on the JMT'. It was from Alison of
Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better
A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want. –
The way in which we think of ourselves has everything to do with how our world see us and how
The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand I sleep
One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph. –
When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win. – Steffi Graf
One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in
Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic. – Rosalind Russell Much needed zero days have been taken at
You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through. —Rosalynn CarterAnother glorious rest
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain! – Dolly Parton
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took an excuse. – Florence NightingaleWhen ‘Flawless’ passed last night,
Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out
If you’re one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, ‘Maybe I
I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes
I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish that He didn’t trust me so
Never be ashamed of what you feel. You have the right to feel any emotion that you want, and to
I have learned that as long as I hold fast to my beliefs and values – and follow my own