Maintaining success

Ability can take you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

Zig Ziglar

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Improvement

Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Trust yourself

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because its trust is not in the branch but in its own wings.

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Not so modest!

Hide not your talents, they for use were made. What’s a sun-dial in the shade.

Benjamin Franklin

Being humble is a good thing.

Being too modest about your talents is a bad thing.

While you should not brag about whatever you are good (or bad) at, you should not hide it either. Chances are, somebody needs your certain set of skills, but as long as they don’t know of your talent, nothing happens.

Show people what you are made of, do not be afraid of promoting your skills, do not be afraid of self-confidence.

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Balance

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

At times it is useful to work on your own in order to increase your skills, in order to learn new things.

At other times you have to throw yourself at people and at life to build charakter.

Do not neglect any of those aspects.

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Expand your skills

If you only do what you know you can do – You never do very much.

Tom Krause

Try new stuff, enjoy learning new things, enjoy experiencing unknown feelings.

It will enhance your life quality and make you a more interesting and awesome person.

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Yolo? A motivating reason to disagree [picture]

You only live once? Well I tend to disagree and this webcomic displays perfectly why:

So go out and do what you love and do it well. Start with one skill set, master it, then move on.

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