"Get centered and calm yourself down. An anxious mind can’t take you where you need to go. Recognize that true power resides within you, never outside of you. Keep your eyes on the prize and don’t allow yourself to be thrown off course. There is power in the pursuit of your dream. Continue to go after your dream, regardless of the obstacles, rejection, or things that will be thrown into your path. Go around, go through, or leap over them and remind yourself what this dream really means to you. Going after your dream will give you power that you don’t even know you have. Embrace the challenges because they build character, resiliency and faith. You were born to succeed. You have greatness within you."
"I remember when I was younger and I wanted to be beautiful; now I’m older and I want to be intelligent. I want to burn hearts with brilliance and engulf souls with compassion. I want to be loved for my thoughts and nothing else."