Every successful person has a painful story. Every painful story has a successful ending. Let us accept the pain and get ready for success. We are only as strong as we allow ourselves to be. Let us never get discouraged, never give up because consistency and dedication are the keys to success.

Almost every successful person begins with two beliefs: that the future can be better than the present, and he/she has
From a small seed a mighty trunk may grow - Aeschylus
 the power to make it so. I have learned that successful people are humble and never think they are better than anyone else.

The secret is to live a humble life that which pleases God, not people. Life is surrounded by people who judge us day in and day out. They will talk about us when we succeed and laugh at us when we fail. They can make us or break us. We can love, we can counterfeit faith, we can counterfeit hope and the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.

The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God. --Francois Fenelon
I have also learned to be grateful for all my blessings and to accept everything, even my problems, with joy, hope and positive attitude for they opened my eyes to the good things I was not paying attention or took for granted before. Yes, happiness comes a lot easier when we stop complaining about our problems and start being grateful for all the problems we don’t have.

So when life seems like it is falling apart, let us not forget to count our blessings. Whenever we are feeling down, we often lose sight of what we have to be thankful for in our life. But if we just opened our eyes, we would see that life isn't so bad after all. It's the small things that count.

By Tim Pedrosa

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.-Norman Vincent Peale