"If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything."
-Alexander Hamilton (supposedly)
Any-hoo, it doesn't matter who said it. I think this is an incredible quote to live by, and I try to every day. I'll admit that my strong opinions and convictions can make me stubborn, but I truly believe in my thoughts and morals, and I will not let anyone sway me. The same goes for setting and achieving goals. Once I set my mind to something, I will do it, even if it's hard or isn't fun. This can go from silly things like finishing a book (no matter how bad a book is [or movie for that matter], I will finish it; I feel like I'm at the very least culturing myself) to something serious like finding the perfect job (yes, unemployment for 6 months was horrible, but I stuck it out for the right thing to come along, and now I LOVE what I do). And this quote goes for finding love, too: I know exactly what I want in a partner, and I refuse to settle for anything else. And I don't give in to what men want just because they want it: if a man wants anything other than your complete happiness, then he doesn't want you. Don't let anyone try to change your mind about the things that are important to you. Otherwise, you'll lose yourself.