The bottom line: a poem.

*** I first read this poem in Discipline with Dignity. ***

Face it.
Nobody owes your living.
What you achieve or fail to achieve in your lifetime

is directly related to what you do

or fail to do.
No one chooses his parents or childhood
but you choose your own direction.
Everyone has problems and obstacles to overcome
but that too is relative to each individual.

Nothing is carved in stone.
You can change anything in your life

if you want to badly enough.

Excuses are for losers.
Those who take responsibility for their actions
are the real winners in life.
Winners meet life’s challenges head on
knowing there are no guarantees
and give it all they’ve got.
It’s never too late or too early to begin.
Time plays no favorites
and will pass whether you act or not.

Take control of your life.
Dare to dream and take risks.

If you aren’t willing to work for your goals,

don’t expect others to.

Believe in Yourself!

- Anonymous