As I look back over my life, most of the times when I have tripped over have been those moments when I have sabotaged my own efforts.

And I have learned that there are enough obstacles in your path without becoming one yourself.

It’s easy to blame our circumstances for our current condition, when the problem is perhaps something that we can control.

So today, I want to encourage you to anticipate positive outcomes and then work hard to make them happen.

To take action when you see an opportunity to do something that will take you closer to your goals.  Don’t hesitate.

To build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with the people around you.

To keep learning.

To stay healthy.

To manage your time effectively.

To protect your brand by protecting your character.

To set a high standard for your work, especially when no-one is looking.

And to believe in your capacity to change the world.