“Whatever it is that you believe is stopping you from being all you can be, you need to change that right now.

You must have confidence in your competence.  Most people who are hating on you, they are not worried about where you are. They’re worried about where you’re going.

Every time something bad happens to me, I don’t ask the question, ‘Why did it happen to me?’ The question I ask is, ‘Why did it happen for me?'”

Elijah Cummings, 1951-2019, US Representative, Maryland.