One cannot have courage in the absence of fear.

One cannot win in the absence of the opportunity to lose.

One cannot become great in the absence of becoming a failure.

There is no reward without risk.

There is no humanity without the chance to make mistakes.

To err is human.

Often the challenges and struggles we have in life are where the seeds of our next great adventure are planted.

Don’t ask for life to be easier, ask to become better.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Live life and embrace the daily nuances that shape who we become.

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