Skills: Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom.
Growth: Don't join an easy crowd. You won't grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform and achieve are high.
Change: We generally change ourselves for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation.
Activity: The few who do are the envy of the many who watch.
Success: Success is what you attract by the person you become.
Association: You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Think about these and how they apply to you, your dreams, and your goals. They may change your perspective a bit, motivate you further, and help push away the naysayers.
Happy Labor Day weekend!