It is easy in the world to live after the world’s opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance

The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What’s one strong belief you possess that isn’t shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?

My belief in me. This isn’t to say friends and family don’t believe in me, it’s that they don’t believe in me the way I do. This is true for all of us. The only reason any of us are where we are in our life is because we choose to be. If we need someone else to believe in us, we’re screwed.