Do not ask for permission. Do not look for approval. Do not wait on people to give it to you. Go get what you want. It may cost you, but if you want it bad enough, you will have it. Almost everything in my life that I have, I have worked very hard for. Growing up in a country town taught me the value of good and honest work and great morals. I have worked since I was thirteen years old. I understand the value of money. Having a great work ethic is second nature. There are a few things that I have been given and have inherited, but other things, I had to go get and work hard for. Every college degree that I have earned came from hard work, blood, sweat and tears. For four years I hardly slept while attending college. I never attended any parties or football games. It would have been fantastic if I had. But there was never enough time because I also worked two jobs. Many of my friends tell me that they love my kind and easy personality and meekness. However, when it comes to going after something that I want, my determination turns into beast mode. I do not play around when it comes down to business, work, tasks or assignments. “Burning the midnight oil” gives me pleasure. Lazy people would not enjoy hanging out with me. My mind is always on work and how to do everything better. Believe me, it has paid off to be a go-getter. If you want something bad enough and if it is something that will enhance your life and also help others, then go get it! Go get your life, your peace, your happiness, and your destiny.