Things I believe...

I believe in solvable problems, but that you can't make progress on them until everyone involved accepts responsibility for causing them.  

I believe that if you aim for compromise, you will be less successful than if you aim for creativity. 

I believe that if you treat people like you believe they can be better than they are, they will be.  

I believe that if you're not doing everything you can to get them there, they'll fail without you.  

I believe you should be eternally optimistic, while leaving nothing to chance.  

I believe that if you are honest with yourself about what you really want, you can have it.

I believe you have to work for everything you get.

I believe that complete and hard fought failure with the best people you can find is better than mediocrity with anyone else.  

I believe that most of the people who failed never really tried.  

I believe that actions speak louder than words, but that language has immeasurable impact.

I believe that one of the best things you can do for someone is make them feel like they belong right where they are and that it's ok to be who they are. 

This problem here?  

I believe we can fix this.

Health.  Education.  Crime.  Food.  Poverty.  War.  Environment.  Equality.  Transportation.  Relationships.  Family.  

We can fix them all.  

I believe in us.  

Serious.

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