Yesterday I was having one of those days where instead of feeling excited about the bit of progress I had made in my professional life I was feeling a million miles away from where I want to be (and where it seemed - other people had made it so easily.) So, for anyone reading who has been there, here are a few words of encouragement for us.
Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
-- Liz Smith
Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
-- Mary Manin Morrissey
Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
-- Anne Frank
Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the.... place where it leads.
-- Erica Jong
Goals are dreams with deadlines.
-- Diana Schart Hunt
I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something. I will not refuse to do the something I can do.
-- Helen Keller
I can do no great things, only small things with great love.
-- Mother Teresa
I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude.
-- Judith M. Knowlton
I've got a woman's ability to stick to a job and get on with it when everyone else walks off and leaves it.
-- Margaret Thatcher
So celebrate what you've accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.
-- Mia Hamm
The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances.
-- Martha Washington
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream; you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.
-- Diana Ross
Dreams are necessary to life.