Top 100 Aspiration Quotes

#1. Making the process better, easier, and cheaper is an important aspiration, something we continually work on - but it is not the goal. Making something great is the goal.

Ed Catmull

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#2. It is not enough that there is a collection of people with the common aim of working in unison towards an objective ... Aspiration and desire only are not enough.

Idries Shah

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#3. We must not, however, be like the leaders of the great romantic revolt who, in their eagerness to get rid of the husk of convention, disregarded also the humane aspiration.

Irving Babbitt

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#4. I've spent my life trying to be better than I was, and I am a brother to all who share the same aspiration.

James A. Michener

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#5. The aspiration to attain goals overcomes death

Sunday Adelaja

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#6. You're in a movie because you're appealing and because you represent the aspiration, the fantasy, the ideal.

Rachel Ward

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#7. Poverty is not just about income: it's about aspiration. It's not just about giving people a couple of extra pounds a week, welcome though that is.

Theresa May

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#8. I have no aspiration whatsoever to be the next great leading man.

DeForest Kelley

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#9. Aspiration, it seems, is in danger of becoming the preserve of the wealthy.

Iain Duncan Smith

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#10. I stand on the shoulders of countless people, yet there is one extraordinary person who is my life aspiration. That person is my mother, Celina Sotomayor.

Sonia Sotomayor

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#11. We write from aspiration and antagonism, as well as from experience. We paint those qualities which we do not posses.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#12. You cannot escape the results of your thoughts. Whatever your present environment may be, you will fall, remain or rise with your thoughts, your vision, your ideal. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.

James Lane Allen

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#13. People who plead with you for favours
May eventually prove to be great flatterers.
Your friends are only those
Who all the time cheerfully support
Your heart's aspiration-flames.

Sri Chinmoy

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#14. Living Beauty is about creating a new ideal, a new reality, and a new aspiration for yourself. It's a guide filled with knowledge, secrets, and solutions to make you look and feel great

Bobbi Brown

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#15. I'm out there to clean the plate. Once they've read what I've written on a subject, I want them to think, 'That's it!' I think the highest aspiration people in our trade can have is that once they've written a story, nobody will ever try it again.

Richard Ben Cramer

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#16. I live in the constant newness of aspiration. Whatever I think, I ignore. Whatever I feel, I don't trust. Yet I listen to my thoughts and follow my feelings.

Frederick Lenz

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#17. There is no greatness without passion to be great, whether it's the aspiration of an athlete or an artist, a scientist, a parent, or a businessperson.

Tony Robbins

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#18. When I started my own business, my main reason for designing clothes was that I wanted to dress rock stars and the people who went to rock concerts. It didn't go beyond that aspiration at that point.

Anna Sui

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#19. The aspiration of society is the flourishing of its members, this report gives evidence on how to achieve societal well?being. It's not by money alone, but also by fairness, honesty, trust and good health.

Jeffrey Sachs

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#20. Misery, we repeat, had been good for him. Poverty in youth, when it succeeds, has this magnificent property about it, that it turns the whole will towards effort, and the whole soul towards aspiration.

Victor Hugo

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#21. My aspiration is not to be loved. It is that my government be respected and credible.

Mario Monti

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#22. They needed to develop an interest in the world, they needed social contact and to develop an aspiration to improve their wellbeing before we had any chance of persuading them to become involved in self-managing their health and wellness.

FlatBear Publishing

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#23. Learning organizations organizations where people continually expand their capacity to create the results they truly desire, where new and expansive patterns of thinking are nurtured, where collective aspiration is set free, and where people are continually learning how to learn together.

Peter Senge

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#24. The individual and social instincts, - the one a most potent factor for individual endeavor, for growth, aspiration, self-realization; the other an equally potent factor for mutual helpfulness and social well-being.

Emma Goldman

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#25. The inside must be made entirely calm and quiet and there should reign an upward aspiration - a state of awaiting.

Sri Aurobindo

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#26. Aspirations after the holy,
the only aspiration in which the human soul can be assured that it will never meet with disappointment.

Maria Jane McIntosh

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#27. Well, as you've said, we cannot expect the people of China not to want to progress, so if you have an opportunity to progress, to develop your economy to a world class economy, it's an aspiration that is natural and that, I welcome.

Sellapan Ramanathan

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#28. When delicate and feeling souls are separated, there is not a feature in the sky, not a movement of the elements, not an aspiration of the breeze, but hints some cause for a lover's apprehension.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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#29. Life is a merciless bully for children born into circumstances of grinding poverty, to unhappy families broken apart by crime, drugs, alcohol. It brutalises the affections, cramps the intellect, destroys aspiration.

Victoria Clayton

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#30. You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.

James Allen

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#31. When every aspiration is frustrated, a person still must seek a meaningful goal around which to organize the self. Then, even though that person is objectively a slave, subjectively he is free.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

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#32. His purity was too great, his aspiration too high for this poor, miserable world! His great soul is now only enjoying that for which it was worthy!

Queen Victoria

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#33. For most Americans, their primary aspiration is to achieve a better life ... to earn a livable wage in a good job. To have the time to spend with family and do the things they enjoy. To be able to retire with security. And to give their own kids a chance to do as well or better than themselves.

Marco Rubio

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#34. Man-made religions find fault with one another, whereas God-made religion is eternally a oneness-song - God-manifestation through human aspiration on earth.

Sri Chinmoy

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#35. Sanity is merely an insane aspiration.

D.B. Woodling

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#36. The understanding of our time should become our desire and aspiration

Sunday Adelaja

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#37. For the most part, we should pray rather in aspiration than petition, rather by hoping than requesting; in which spirit also we may breathe a devout wish for a blessing on others upon occasions when it might be presumptuous to beg it.

Leigh Hunt

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#38. There just doesn't seem to be a market for something with aspiration anymore.

Tom Courtenay

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#39. Tradition is not only bending down, or process of benign transmission. It is also a conflict between past genius and present aspiration in which the price is literary survival or canonical inclusion.

Harold Bloom

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#40. Permitted to inhabit neither the realm of the ideal nor the realm of the real, to be neither aspiration nor companion, beauty comes to us like a fugitive bird unable to fly, unable to land.

Elaine Scarry

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#41. My motivation and aspiration is the same, being number one or being number five. So that's the truth. And my goal is the same - it's to always be happy playing, it's to enjoy the game and improve always.

Rafael Nadal

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#42. The vision of the leader becomes the aspiration of the people. The impact is incredible.

John C. Maxwell

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#43. A woman has the greatest opportunity to provide the best outcome for a baby and its potentialities. Not only by having a conscious and definite will to form the child accordingly to the highest ideal she can conceive, but first and foremost having the aspiration to work on herself.

Sri Aurobindo

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#44. Most Americans will be horrified that President Obama is compromising our deterrent to chemical and biological attacks on this country. Our allies will also be troubled by his aspiration to eliminate U.S. tactical nuclear weapons in Europe.

Frank Gaffney

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#45. I am fashionably unimpressed with the material world. I am moved by the beauty of aspiration, and I hope that I can elevate myself to the standards I have imposed on others.

Mike Corbett

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#46. The rise and fall of civilizations in the long, broad course of history can be seen to have been largely a function of the integrity and cogency of their supporting canons of myth; for not authority but aspiration is the motivator, builder, and transformer of civilization.

Joseph Campbell

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#47. Badass is a juvenile aspiration.

Gabrielle Hamilton

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#48. All language is an aspiration to music.

Steve Almond

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#49. Essential truths gained by loss in translation. The essence of beauty not perfection, but the doomed aspiration.

Brian McGreevy

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#50. The unknowable is the beauty, the meaning, the aspiration, the goal. Because of the unknowable, life means something. When everything is known, then everything is flat. You will be fed up, bored.


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#51. The funny thing is, about the time I let go of any aspiration toward worldly success, that's about the time I started writing decent work.

Ben Fountain

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#52. So long as tyranny exists, in whatever form, man's deepest aspiration must resist it as inevitably as man must breathe.

Emma Goldman

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#53. Divine desperateness is the beginning of spiritual awakening because it gives rise to the aspiration for God-realisation.

Meher Baba

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#54. Your desire to withdraw from everything when Allah has involved you in the world of means is a hidden appetite. Your desire for involvement with the world of means when Allah has withdrawn you from it is a fall from high aspiration.

Ahmad Ibn ?Ajiba

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#55. The world of human aspiration is largely fictitious and if we do not understand this we understand nothing about man.

Ernest Becker

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#56. The democratic aspiration is no mere recent phase in human history. It is human history.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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#57. Speaking for the nation as a whole entails understanding and feeling the pain, as well as understanding the aspiration of the different cultural, social and political make-up of the nation.

David Blunkett

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#58. If we want kids with 'aspiration', we need to give them something to aspire to.

Owen Jones

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#59. For me, prayer is an aspiration of the heart, it is a simple glance directed to heaven, it is a cry of gratitude and love in the midst of trial as well as joy; finally it is something great, supernatural, which expands my soul and unites me to Jesus.

Therese De Lisieux

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#60. When a man's life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men's actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him.

Simone Weil

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#61. Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration,and inspiration.

Evan Esar

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#62. Humour is but the faint terrestrial echo of the hideous laughter of the blind mad gods that squat leeringly and sardonically in caverns beyond the Milky Way. It is a hollow thing, sweet on the outside, but filled with the pathos of fruitless aspiration.

H.P. Lovecraft

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#63. Audacious faith is not passive. Neither is audacious prayer. Every aspiration you have in prayer needs an accompanying action. Otherwise you're not really praying. You're just pontificating.
You do the natural. Trust God for the super.

Steven Furtick

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#64. My aspiration now is to get by luck what I could not get by merit.

Mason Cooley

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#65. When I was growing up, one or two girls were beautiful, but it was not an aspiration, right?

Susie Orbach

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#66. I take no pride in hopeless longing; I wouldn't hold a stillborn aspiration. I'd want to have it, to make it, to live it.

Ayn Rand

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#67. The art of work ... It is going to your work as you go to worship, with a prayer of thankfulness and the aspiration to serve.

Wilferd Peterson

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#68. One aspiration and thousand aspirants fighting to make their place.

Parul Wadhwa

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#69. The world's people all share the earnest aspiration to have peace, stability, justice and cooperation.

Tran Duc Luong

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#70. Oprah's aspiration to inspire her audience with hope - elaborated on her TV show, in her magazine, and on her website - is hardly ignoble.

Lee Siegel

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#71. The ultimate and most important revolutionary aspiration: to see human beings liberated from their alienation

Che Guevara

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#72. Whatever inspires you is an aspect of yourself. Any desire of the heart exists to support you in discovering and manifesting it. If you have an aspiration to be something, it is because you have the potential to manifest the quality you are seeing and the behavior that this quality will bring forth.

Debbie Ford

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#73. But in the back of my mind I've always looked to the biggest-scale Hollywood movies. Because to me the most satisfying experience is of watching a movie, if it's done really well. And so that aspiration is always it for me, if I have the opportunity to do it.

Christopher Nolan

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#74. We've created rules and taxes on top of every aspiration of people, and the net result is we're not growing fast, income is not growing.

Jeb Bush

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#75. Depression is possessed by Gravity whereas A deep aspiration fueled by Will can defy any Gravity ...

Dinesh Kumar

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#76. Desire for increased wealth is not evil ... it is simply the desire for more abundant life; it is aspiration.

Wallace D. Wattles

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#77. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s peaceful, determined struggle for social justice, and Sargent Shriver, who launched the Peace Corps, were early heroes. A career of public service was the ultimate aspiration.

Queen Noor Of Jordan

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#78. Unlike perfume, handbags are visible on the body, and--like Air Jordans for teenagers--give the wearer the chance to brandish the logo and publicly declare her status or aspiration.

Dana Thomas

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#79. Movies are a combination of art and mass medium, but television is so single in its purpose-selling-that it operates without that painful, poignant mixture of aspiration and effort and compromise.

Pauline Kael

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#80. Vision looks inwards and becomes duty. Vision looks outwards and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upwards and becomes faith.

Stephen Samuel Wise

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#81. Toward an eternal aspiration for vague things.

Valery Larbaud

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#82. You need aspiration if you want to really achieve greatness in this world.

Jack Johnson

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#83. By aiming for paradise, we lose sight of earth. Hope of a beyond and aspiration to an afterlife engender a sense of futility in the present. If the prospect of getting taken up to paradise generates joy, it is the mindless joy of a baby picked up from his crib.

Michel Onfray

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#84. The 'Idea of India' is an India of opportunity and aspiration. An India where: all are prosperous and happy, all are free from illness.

Narendra Modi

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#85. We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.

Kofi Annan

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#86. At that point where you have decided to upgrade from aspiration to expectation and have begun to visualize an outcome, something incredibly important has happened, you have committed to the process of change.

Lorii Myers

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#87. It's vital always to bear in mind that we practise for the sake of all other beings, and that the enormity of this aspiration is what makes dharma practice both extremely powerful and inexhaustible, virtually guaranteeing that the result will be infinitely beneficial.

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse

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#88. My greatest aspiration was always to live in the tropics.

Manuel Puig

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#89. I should think the American admiration of five-minute tourists has done more to kill the sacredness of old European beauty and aspiration than multitudes of bombs would have done.

D.H. Lawrence

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#90. You cannot demonstrate an emotion or prove an aspiration.

John Morley

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#91. Part of my aspiration as a film actor is to bring subtlety to everything I do - honesty but subtlety.

Benjamin Bratt

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#92. The attentions of Wilkie Mackenzie were a conquest, an aspiration, a dream. The fresh memory of all those women, batting their eyelashes coquettishly, it boiled in my veins. One in particular. And Wilkie looked almost amused, now that his own jealousy had eased. "Are you jealous, my love?

Juliette Miller

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#93. The aspiration to such uniformity and order alerts us to the fact that modern statecraft is largely a project of internal colonization, often glossed, as it is in its imperial rhetoric, as a 'civilizing mission'.

James C. Scott

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#94. I've been playing piano my whole life, but I'd never tried to understand how compositions are made, really. Try to imagine if you'd loved paintings your whole life but had never painted one. My aspiration now is just to understand.

Caio Fonseca

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#95. I like anything that is thought provoking and elevates one's consciousness to the highest and out of it's safety net, making one breathe aspiration.

Petra Remes

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#96. So, no matter what your personal aspiration, it is important to articulate it and implant it firmly in your heart and mind. Determined mental and emotional focus will invariably manifest the achievement of your desire more quickly than anything else.

Dannion Brinkley

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#97. Standing before him, the blight of idyllic thought and aspiration--rotting souls reproducing like fleas.

Glen R. Krisch

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#98. She represents the un-vowed aspiration of the male human being, his potential infidelity - and infidelity of a very special kind, which would lead him to the opposite of his wife, to the woman of wax whom he could model at will, make and unmake in any way he wished, even unto death.

Marguerite Duras

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#99. Ambition is but the evil shadow of aspiration.

George MacDonald

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#100. You've still got to work toward your goal. Educate yourself. Make plans. Network with peers and colleagues. Join groups related to your goal or aspiration. You've got to put yourself into a position to succeed and then get out of the way. Allow it to happen.

Stacie Zinn Roberts

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