1. 10

    Heat is required to forge anything. Every great accomplishment is the story of a flaming heart.

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  2. 9

    I'm very determined and stubborn. There's a desire in me that makes me want to do more and more, and to do it right. Each one of us has a fire in our heart for something. It's our goal in life to find it and to keep it lit.

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  3. 8

    Even though it may seem counterintuitive, a comfort zone is a dangerous place to be.

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  4. 7

    As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can: by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given.

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  5. 6

    A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.

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  6. 5

    Rather then focusing on the obstacle in your path, focus on the bridge over the obstacle.

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  7. 4

    Working hard becomes a habit, a serious kind of fun. You get self-satisfaction from pushing your self to the limit, knowing that all the effort is going to pay off.

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  8. 3

    Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. It's our goal in life to find it and keep it.

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  9. 2

    If I had a bad performance in a particular leotard, I threw it in the trash.

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  10. 1

    Optimism is a happiness magnet. If you stay positive, good things and good people will be drawn to you.

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  11. Last Update: 28 September 2022

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