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If I waited until I had all my ducks in a row, I’d never get across the street. Sometimes you just have to gather up what you’ve got and make a run for it.

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you think you can’t.

Give yourself credit for the days you made it through when you thought you couldn’t.

Even now, as broken as you may feel, you are still so strong. There’s something to be said for how you hold yourself together and keep moving, even though you feel like shattering. Don’t stop. This is your healing. It doesn’t have to be pretty, or graceful. You just have to keep going.

If you get tired, learn to rest, not quit.

Don’t give up just because things get hard. Give up if you feel in your gut that moving on is the right choice for you.

Life isn’t always fair. Some people are born into better environments. Some people have better genetics. Some are in the right place at the right time. If you’re trying to change your life, all of this is irrelevant. All that matters is that you accept where you are, figure out where you want to be, and then do what you can, today and every day, to hold your head high and keep moving forward.

I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me.

Don’t let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it.

The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.

At any given moment, you have the power to say: This is not how the story is going to end.

Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.

When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find ways to do it.

Your belief determines your action and your action determines your results, but first you have to believe.

A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.

It is better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward.

Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn’t have the power to say yes.

Turn your face toward the sun and the shadows will fall behind you.

Doing your best means never stop trying.