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Don’t Pick Them Up, Don’t Lay Them Down

31 May

Something to think about from Dr. Angelou: “Don’t pick them up, don’t lay them down.” Meaning, when you’re at the top and those around you are pouring compliments on you, simply smile. When you’re in the bottom of a curve of success and those around you turn to each other and say, she doesn’t have it etc, simply smile. If you don’t pick up the empty compliments, you can discard the empty criticism. “The reward for the doing must be the doing.”

Maya the Dancer