Choices, I have made choices that seemed like the right thing to do at the time, choices that ultimately wound up setting me back. With each setback came those who were quick to point out where I had failed. But their finger pointing could never define me as a failure. Not because of arrogance or ego but because while I may have stumbled, my belief in myself gave me the strength to stand back up and wipe the dust from hands. The knowledge to understand that my choice while unsuccessful was but another block on which my future success would be built and the patience to realize that when I arrive at that success I will be a better person for having looked adversity right in the eye and still came out standing proud and tall.