I can't find my funny little quote for this. So here we go, all Kitty.
See, I've been asked more than once how I do what I do. How I accomplish what I do. Well, there are two thing that are important for me.
1) I'm stubborn as a bull headed mule. Actually, once I get my mind set on something I make a mule look rather compliant. I can be a real PIA and there is nothing that gets in my way. I fight, claw, cry, scream, and chew my way to where I want to be.
2) I have FUN!! I play and try never to take anything seriously. I get down and get angry but I try to deal with it with humor and sarcasm. The only way I get through life is by having fun with it.
Now I know this can sound like 2 mutually exclusive things but they are not. I get focused and start working - then I get silly. Look at my running outfits! I wear tutu's and Guinness jammies and anything else that tickles me. My goofiness is part of my motivation. Being a little twisted also helps. When I am having fun, I can accomplish anything and when I accomplish things I Snoopy Dance (and yes I do it in public).
That whole thing about dance like no one is watch is so very true. I don't care if people think I'm strange or whatever. I am strange, I don't believe in limitations, and I think "normal" is just people giving up on their personal "freak flag".
Heck as I sit here typing this, I'm realizing that 90% of my stress outs are when I worry about what someone who I wouldn't split a brownie with said or expects from me. Hey, I just learned something from myself. I get a Snoopy dance tonight!
So there you have it, Kitty's keys to success. Be focused, have fun, dance, laugh, and don't give a rat's arse what others think.