there are no shortcuts to any place worth going

27 Inspirational Quotes

These 27 I really need.. cx

5 days left of school.. we can make it!!!

  • “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~Beverly Sills
  • “Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.” ~Reggie Leach
  • “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” ~Dr. Seuss
  • “You’re not a failure if you don’t make it. You’re a success because you tried.” ~Susan Jeffers
  • “If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.” ~Vince Lombardi
  • “Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.” ~B.F. Skinner
  • “Keep true to the dreams of your youth.” ~Friedrich Von Schiller
  • “You cannot get to the top by sitting on your bottom.” ~Proverb
  • “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle
  • “Act as if you are, and you will become such.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
  • “Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats
  • “Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us.” ~ Dr. Dale Turner
  • “What is worse than having no sight is being able to see but having no vision.” ~ Helen Keller
  • “Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It’s our goal in life to find it and keep it.” ~ Mary Lou Retton
  • “Every person you meet knows something you don’t; learn from them.” ~H. Jackson Brown
  • “Set out each day believing in your dreams. Know without a doubt that you were made for great things.” ~ Josh Hinds
  • “There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.”      ~G. K. Chesterton
  • “Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping, work while others are loafing, prepare while others are playing, and dream while others are wishing.” ~William A. Ward
  • “There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” ~Orrin Hatch
  • “The first of many graduations of life. From elementary school to senior school, each one holds successes for you to enjoy."         ~ C. Pulsifer
  • "It’s not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It’s what you do with your life that counts.” Millard Fuller
  • “The future lies before you Like a field of driven snow, be careful how you tread it, for every step will show.” ~Unknown Author 
  • “Today is the day I will change my mind, and leave all the negative things behind.” ~Semetra C. Vanison, Today Is The Day

The work is worth it. – Lose the expectation that everything in life should be easy. It rarely is. In fact, there are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Enjoy the challenge of your achievements. See the value in your efforts and be patient with yourself. And realize that patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard on your dreams. It’s knowing deep down that the work is well worth it in the end.
—  Marc & Angel Chernoff
Lexa’s Decisions at Mt Weather were Unwise: Part 2

Part 1

Every defense for Lexa taking the deal at Mt Weather is that she made the decision that was best for her people. The question becomes: was it best for her people?



Part 2: Lexa saved 60 people at the cost of hundreds and thousands of people’s lives.

By taking the deal at Mt Weather, Lexa saved 60 people in Mt Weather. In so doing, she allowed HUNDREDS of people to die (or negated the sacrifice they already made) and she risked THOUSANDS of their lives in the future. In this essay, I am going to go into the data and really talk the numbers of how many people Lexa didn’t save by taking the deal (and the ones she did).

Here’s who Lexa saved:



Here’s the people Lexa didn’t save:

  • 250 people in TonDC. By taking the deal at Mt Weather and not defeating them, Lexa negated the sacrifice at TonDC. Basically 250 people died at TonDC to better insure the rescue of 60 people. To calculate: 190 more people died in TonDC than were rescued in Mt Weather (if she was into the rescue business, saving TonDC would be a better deal). Lexa could have possibly saved both groups. (More on this.)

  • 48 Skaikru prisoners. I get it. Those are not Lexa’s people, so she didn’t feel she had any obligation to them (even though she DID… that’s what an alliance means. She wouldn’t have made it to the mountain without their help). Anyway, wherever you count them, she didn’t save them.

  • 20-40 reapers. This is a group that almost NEVER gets mentioned. By taking the deal at Mt Weather, Lexa ensured their continued enslavement and/or death. If the deal had gone as Lexa thought, they would have stayed enslaved. Breaking the alliance with Skaikru meant Skaikru wouldn’t save them. Even if the mountain men freed the reapers (which I don’t think so), the grounders didn’t have the technology to save them. With Clarke and Skaikru killing everyone in the mountain and ending the alliance, most likely all the reapers died.



Total = 318-338 people who Lexa didn’t save.

If you are following this:

Lexa saved 60 people, while 300+ people, who she could have saved, died. That’s not a lot of kudos to her. She could have certainly saved 250 people in TonDC instead of the 60 (better deal), and she probably could have save ALL the people at Mt Weather - grounder prisoners, skaikru, and reapers - at an additional expense:

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If you need to hear this tonight, here you go: stop killing yourself to attain a body you think is perfect but will never be realistic.

I chased an image in my mind of this imagined “perfect body” for so long to finally find no such thing existed.

Stop exhausting yourself to workout because you feel like you have to, not because you’re actually enjoying it.

Stop eating something that you hate only because you’ve heard of the supposed metabolism-boosting effects of it.

You woke up this morning. You’re here. You’re breathing. And that in itself is an incredible thing.

Don’t wish your body away because you’re struggling to love it right now. Glory comes from struggle. Strength comes from weakness. Don’t change your body, change your attitude.

Eat foods that nourish you, move in ways that make you feel good, and understand that there are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

Make your lifestyle one to be proud of, and be happy with where you are NOW, because all you have is this moment.

This earth built you. The universe is in you. You’re more than a number. You’re more than a perfection that doesn’t exist, you’re already as perfect as they come.

“The work is worth it. – Lose the expectation that everything in life should be easy. It rarely is. In fact, there are no shortcuts to any place worth going. Enjoy the challenge of your achievements. See the value in your efforts and be patient with yourself. And realize that patience is not about waiting; it’s the ability to keep a good attitude while working hard on your dreams. It’s knowing deep down that the work is well worth it in the end.”