If someone is strong enough to bring you down, show them you are strong enough to get back up. You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it. Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, make them.
Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is true strength.
Anyone can give up, it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
Courage is looking fear right in the eye and saying, ‘Get the hell out of my way, I’ve got things to do.