1. Confidence can take you places. Hold your head high.
2. Sometimes commitment to working hard isn’t enough. One has to commit to taking the plunge.
3. Every endeavor takes time. It is better to do it right than to do it fast and do it wrong.
4. Comparisons don’t help. If you have to compete, compete with yourself.
5. Have tangible goals. Once committed to them, do what it takes to achieve them.