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03/04/2013 07:11 am ET | Updated May 04, 2013

Day 4: 31 Days of Daily Inspiration From Brilliant Women

Daily Inspiration, Day 4 of 31 Days:

"You have within you the strength, the patience and the passion to reach for the stars and change the world." -- Harriet Tubman (abolitionist, 1820-1913)

Do you believe you are able to do anything? Do you believe you can reach the stars or change the world? If you believe you can, then you can and you might. If you believe you can't, then you can't and you won't. What you believe sets the limitations in your life. Some people set their limits at the stars, other people set their limits at the end of their streets and some, those very lucky few, set themselves absolutely no limits at all.

I believe we each have access to the same amounts of strength, patience and passion. Of course, we all have different talents, but our innate potential to manifest those talents in the world remain the same. It's not a matter or intelligence or education. It's not what you hold in your head that sets your ability to reach the stars; it's what you have in your heart. Strength, patience, passion and self-belief are the determining factors in life. Luckily, and democratically, can each cultivate these as much as we wish. The stretch of our reach then only depends on our determination and desire to do so.

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