My whole life I have tried to live the following quote. When I am done teaching at the end of each day I hope that I have taught my students to also aspire to make the world a better place, to reach their potential in what they are learning, to become diligent and to accomplish their goals.
Picture of Success:
"To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived; this is to have succeeded." --Ralph Waldo Emerson