words of courage

Don’t ever put limitations on yourself. Most often times, this results in a settlement for less than we are actually capable of achieving. Allow yourself to put in your very best effort, and be proud of where ever you end up. Don’t be scared. Don’t set limits. Just go, and give it your all.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
You will not always be the smartest person in the room, and you will not always be the strongest or the funniest or the most talented. But you can always be brave and you can always be kind, and these are the things you should be every minute of every day for the rest of your life. Because yes, those other things, they’re great things. But these things are better.

Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!

Don’t strive to be better than others, but instead strive to be better than yourself. You are your best competition.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin
In order to change the world, you must first change your way of thinking. Do things in ways that other people do not do. Think new thoughts. Learn new ideas. Develop a plan. Each one of you has so much potential to change the world; you just need to be able to manifest it in the way that only YOU can.
—  Nicole Addison @thepowerwithin