I'm re-posting this from someone else's blog...but it is just what I needed to hear right now:
Every single person that you admire has worked hard and stood up to internal and external challenges to get where there are now and to become who they are today.
Kindness is not a weakness, it is a good choice.
Choice, not chance, determines one’s future.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, learning from failure.” - Colin Powell