Embrace scars

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Confucius

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Take care of yourself

Go back and take care of yourself. Your body needs you, your feelings need you, your perceptions need you. Your suffering needs you to acknowledge it. Go home and be there for all these things.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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Self-Development

the only thing I’m committed to right now is bettering myself.

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Be the change

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

Barack Obama

Nothing wrong with making mistakes

All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride.

Sophocles

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Constant effort

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence is the key to unlocking our potential.

Liane Cardes

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The mann in the glass

When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes you king for a day,
Then go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that man has to say.
For it isn’t a man’s father, mother or wife,
Whose judgement upon him must pass,
The fellow whose verdict counts most in life,
Is the man staring back from that glass.
He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest,
For he’s with you clear to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test,
If the man in the glass is your friend.
You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years,
And get pats on the back as you pass,
But the final reward will be heartache and tears,
If you’ve cheated the man in the glass.

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Self-Development is key!

Don’t try to find the right person to be with, be the right person to be with.

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Development

Life is like photography. You use the negative to develop.

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Throw yourself in

Talent develops in tranquillity, character in the full current of human life.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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