"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists… it is real… it is possible… it’s yours."
— Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged (via private-transit)
(Source: speciousstuff, via mybloghasadd)
"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don’t think that you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."
— Asha Tyson
I am my own.
Strong enough. Smart enough. Pretty enough. Good enough.
I AM enough.
I do not need you to validate my worth.
And your opinion will never define me. Nor will it change me. Nor will it tear me down.
I will not second guess myself because of something you say, what you do, or how you look at me.
I am not playing these head games anymore.
I do not need your approval.
"Guts are a combination of confidence, courage, conviction, strength of character, stick-to-itiveness, backbone, and intestinal fortitude. They are mandatory for anyone who wants to get to and stay at the top."
— D. A. Benton (via carpedonovitae)