"My story works because I’ve learned tough lessons and been told 'no.'
"Growth means pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone. Remember, your dreams are on the other side of your fears. Courage isn’t the absence of fear but the willingness to feel fear but do it anyway. "
"We love to frame everything in the context of an overnight success, but success rarely ever happens that way. We don't hear about other peoples' struggles enough, so when we struggle we feel like failures because we're led to believe our heroes never dealt with the same difficulties, which is just not true. Everyone stumbles, but the great get back up and keep fighting."