10 nice sentiments*

BeYourOwnHero

*Courtesy of Twitter

#1 “The things you take for granted, someone else is praying for.”

#2 “What screws us up most in life is the picture in our heads of how it’s supposed to be.”

#3 “Be your own hero.”

#4 “I never dreamed about success, I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

#5 “They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them yourself.” — Andy Warhol

#6 “Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right.”

#7 “A ship in the harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — William Shedo

#8 “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.” — Tony Robbins

#9 “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” — Albert Einstein

#10 “In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.” — Thomas Jefferson

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BusinessBaby

Pirate babygrow: model’s own

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Focus

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Illustration by neilslorance.com

Illustration by neilslorance.com

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SelfHelp

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