Keep away from People who belittle your ambitions.

SSssooo, Jessica and I LLLOOVVVEEE quotes… Here is one of our all-time favorites.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.  Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become great.” – Mark Twain

This quote is soo true. Pay attention to the people who surround you. We chose this month’s picture for a reason… Those are some of the people in our lives who lift us up.  They help us to be the best we can be…They are on our dream team. 

You are who you surround yourself with, aaannnddd if you want to truly be successful not only monetarily & physically,  but truly happy from the inside out… Be careful who you surround yourself  with.  Here’s an example: If you think of your life as a game and the people who surround yourself with as your teammates, who would you want on your Team? Who would help you win the Championship, who would drop the ball, throw it away?   

Go Big Baby and recruit the best players, find the gamers, the people that want it…  Find yourself an All-Star TEAM! Find yourself people who believe in YOU… Set yourself up for success so you can be in it to WIN it!



5 Responses to “Keep away from People who belittle your ambitions.”

  1. 1 Shae Mixon
    July 8, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Hey…i have a ?…how do u move on after u have lost a loved one very close to u?? My farther left me and my mom when i was 8…and in that same year my aunt and 2 cousins where killed in a tragic car accident…2 years ago my grandmother died…and i feel like im stuck…i cant turn to my friends bc i lost most of them when i told them i was a lesbian…i told my mom but she is in denial so i feel like i have no one to turn to…so if u could please just give me some advice I would really apprecite it…:)

  2. July 8, 2008 at 8:02 am

    I agree. I love quotes myself. Ha-ha…

  3. July 9, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Hi Shae,

    Thanks for your comment and for reaching out. You have so much emotional stuff to deal with that it must feel overwhelming. We are so sorry for the loss that you’ve been experiencing. A great online community for slowly coming to terms with loss and grief is GriefNet.org. They have lots of different email support groups, including ones for young people and a lot of resources around the country so you can perhaps find something or someone to connect to and share your bottled up feelings.

    Also…a book that comes highly recommended to us is “I can’t stop crying: It’s so hard when someone you love dies”. it’s by John D. Martin and available on Amazon.

    The other thing that we want to say is Congratulations on Coming Out to your friends and family. It probably doesn’t feel like a good thing right now but it is truly one of the greatest gifts of freedom that you can give yourself and you should be very proud of your courage and self-belief :).

    The fact that your friends can’t handle it and that your mom is struggling with denial is very very tough..but please know and believe that there are thousands….MILLLIONS of people in this very country, who you can and will meet (some of them at least ;)) who will like and love and support Shae for exactly who she is! Being gay is only one part of who you are…it’s a wonderful part but it’s one of many wonderful parts. There will be new friends….if you’re shy about meeting new people maybe get in touch with your local LGBT center, or join a Myspace group for young gay people and see where that takes you.

    You’re obviously a strong powerful young woman and the feeling of being stuck…we know it…we’ve BOTH been there. Believe us when we say that you CAN become unstuck and live the life you deserve.

    Good luck…check back in and let us know how you’re doing.

    Lacey and Jessica xoxo

  4. 4 Shae Mixon
    November 10, 2008 at 3:51 am

    Hey…i dont kno if u remember me But im shae and i left a comment on July 8th and you referred me 2 a grif website so i could get help talking to someone about my feelings…i just wanted 2 say thank u so much…it has helped a whole lot…Im doing much much better thank u so much…

  5. 5 jessica clark
    November 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Hi Shae

    Of course we remember you. We are so happy to hear that you reached out and got some help to start talking out your grief. It’s a very brave and strong step to take and we are very very proud of you for taking it.

    It’s wonderful to hear that you’re doing better 🙂 Thank you so much for letting us know, that really means a lot to us both.


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