In her book Perfect is Boring, Tyra Banks writes that success is not a straight line:
So straight up, this is what I learned: When a career opportunity looks like it might turn out to be a dead end, don’t turn around and go home. Success is not a straight line; it is a winding road. There are all sorts of curves and roadblocks and traffic jams.
The important thing is to keep going. Climb, crawl, leapfrog, high-jump, pole-vault, catapult—do whatever you gotta do to get and staywhere you need to be. And if you get a few scrapes and bruises along the way, cherish them. Those are your scars from the journey and show how hard you worked to get where you are.
Oh, and don’t forget to smize.
Source: Cosmopolitan; photo: Getty Images