Passionate. Clever. Captivating.

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Inner Validation

5 Ways To Inner Validation

1. Validate yourself by thinking about how awesome you are.

2. Never sell yourself short.

3. Appreciate how far you have come and the positive things you have done.

4. Appreciate your own value in the world.

5. Set goals and achieve those goals.

This builds confidence in yourself and in your abilities and will help you to build a habit of inner validation.

-Henrik Edberg

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They say the grass is not greener on other side but let me tell you, when I’m watering the grass it’s going to be green.
Chad Ochocinco

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I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged. I cannot blindly follow the crowd and accept their approach. I will not allow myself to indulge in the usual manipulating game of role creation. Fortunately for me, my self-knowledge has transcended that and I have come to understand that life is best to be lived and not to be conceptualized. I am happy because I am growing daily and I am honestly not knowing where the limit lies. To be certain, every day there can be a revelation or a new discovery. I treasure the memory of the past misfortunes. It has added more to my bank of fortitude.
Bruce Lee

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Why am I as I am? To understand that of any person, his whole life, from
Birth must be reviewed. All of our experiences fuse into our personality. Everything that ever happened to us is an ingredient.
Malcolm X

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Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906)

We Wear the Mask

    WE wear the mask that grins and lies, 
    It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— 
    This debt we pay to human guile; 
    With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, 
    And mouth with myriad subtleties.

    Why should the world be over-wise, 
    In counting all our tears and sighs? 
    Nay, let them only see us, while 
            We wear the mask.

    We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries 
    To thee from tortured souls arise. 
    We sing, but oh the clay is vile 
    Beneath our feet, and long the mile; 
    But let the world dream otherwise, 
            We wear the mask!

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The Man In the Arena

by Theodore Roosevelt 
(From a speech delivered in Paris in 1910)


It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.


"The Man In the Arena" is a passage from "Citizenship in a Republic" — a speech given by the former President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt at the Sorbonne in Paris, France on April 23, 1910. It is sometimes referred to as “The Man in the Arena”.

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A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.
Bruce Lee

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More than those who hate you, more than all your enemies, an undisciplined mine does greater harm.

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I’d rather know the merciless feeling of defeat than to consistently and continually wish and dream of victory.