My motto is this: “Nothing worth doing is easy.” You may have heard its variation: if it was easy, everybody would be doing it. Whether it is an endeavor like the pursuit of a degree which so many of us here share, or the fulfillment of an individual goal or personal dream, like owning a business or climbing the corporate ladder; there is no substitute for effort. For truly worthwhile achievements, shortcuts are illusions; we must each steel our minds to this fact. To reach your goals, be prepared to give not only your best efforts, but consistent and unfailing efforts. Someone once said that success is the result of a thousand little right decisions made day in and day out. I believe that.