Nothing worth anything comes easy, you must work for it.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain._ _

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” ~Dolly Parton

This reminds me that nothing in life comes easy, but you have to work for it. Not to give up but go through tough times, and to remain strong. To preserve and keep going. This quote reminds of the saying that there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

This also reminds me that anything in this world that you work for will in fact not be easy, but you have to put in time and effort. It is worth it to put up with the suffering and hardship, to reach the end of the rainbow, your goal.

 

“Nothing in this world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty. No kind of life is worth leading if it is always an easy life. I know that your life is hard; I know that your work is hard; and hardest of all for those of you who have the highest trained consciences, and who therefore feel always how much you ought to do. I know your work is hard, and that is why I congratulate you with all my heart. I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life; I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well.”

― Theodore Roosevelt

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An Inspiring quote that helps with assertiveness, and boundaries.

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” ~William Shakespeare

It’s OK to love all, by being respectful, and seeing the good in people, but you cannot trust everyone. Trust needs to be earned. Be very careful who you trust, so that you don’t get mistreated, and taken advantage of. This is a great boundary to have. This helps you become assertive, and effective, so that no one takes advantage of you.
Do no harm to no one, which adds fuel to the fire, and by doing harm, you are going down to a low level in life.
Remember this quote, and practice. This will help you deal with difficult people, and be your best without being emotionally unstable, and mentally stable.
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Focus on what matters.

_It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out- it's the pebble in your show._ _ Muhammad Ali (1)

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” ~ Muhammad Ali 

Don’t let worries keep you from accomplishing greater things in your life. Do not pay attention to petty things, rather focus on great opportunities at hand. Don’t sweat the small stuff, save your energy for things that are worth while.

Sharpen your focus, and don’t let things that don’t matter steal your energy.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Martin Luther King Jr. is one of my favorite influential heroes. The way he advocated and advanced civil rights is remarkable. His speeches, boycotts, and acts lead to the end of segregation. I am so glad I did not have to grow up in this era of ignorance and racism.We are all humans and created equal. We all deserve the same rights, and opportunities.

Hypocritical much of America? This contradicts the bases of what America was founded on. I’m glad this bigotry and ignorance has come to an end in this regard. We can learn from other cultures, and expand our mind, interests and experiences. It is a great thing to have rich experience from differences. I love diversity. America is supposed to be the melting pot, where everyone is created equal, and the land of opportunity, for everyone, regardless of their race, age, sex, or religion. The home of the free and brave. “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” ~Emma Lazarus

For my senior year of High School, I wrote a paper on him and got an A+. His speeches are so awesome and powerful.

He fought with passivism, and told his people to not fight back physically, and organized civil disobedience without aggression. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was powerful and wise. His quotes are very inspiring. He was very wise. He opens the mind and helped opened minds up from ignorance. His quotes are very powerful to me today:

I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Dr. martin Luther King, Jr.

Hate doesn’t accomplish anything.

_We must learn to live together as brothers or perish as fools_. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

_Darkness cannot drive out darkness- only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate- only love can do that_. Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

Learn and Grow. Expand your mind.

You never stop learning, and you can learn something new everyday!

Do not be limited by thinking you know everything about your job, your partner, or what have you.

You can better yourself constantly.

You will learn and grow by learning to look at life through a different lens or perspective.

You will grow by learning new skills.

Don’t limit yourself by thinking you have all the answer to everything.

Instead question and as yourself, “What can I learn from this”?, or “What can I do about this”?

Be authentic, and open to new ideas.

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“The greatest prison that people live in is the fear of what other people think” -David Icke

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.” — Harvey Fierstein

I remember a time in my life where I was going through a season of depression. A good family friend of mine told me “not to care what others think”. This was so freeing to me. What good advice my friend.

Which brings me to another quote: “The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think”. David Icke.

Never be afraid of what people think and do not it let you keep you from being yourself.

Never be quiet because someone is criticizing you and bringing you down. Do not apologize for your existence.

Do not let others intimidate you. You have a right to be you.

Do not let what others think of you define you! You know yourself better than anyone else. Always be you.

There is no one like you in the whole wide world. Be true to yourself.