I came across a great quote tonight:

“Make sure the fire inside you burns stronger than the fire around you.”

What a great reminder that it’s not the problems or obstacles in your life that need to define you.

It’s not the people around you who set limits on your standards of excellence.

And your level of success isn’t dependent upon your circumstances.

It’s up to you.

How motivated you are.

How hard you are prepared to work.

How much you focus on your personal and professional development.

And how much responsibility you take for where you are now and where you want to end up.