I am Bright
I am bright, there is nothing I cannot do.
Yesterday’s failures are behind me,
Tomorrow’s successes are yet before me,
And I will make today the very best day of all,
For this day begins the rest of my life.
I refuse to let others predict what I may become.
I alone hold my destiny in my own hands.
The station of my life is too precious
To give to others to handle for me.
I will aid my teacher in every way possible
To ensure that my life is on the right track.
I realize that if I want to succeed,
The first step my truly be my own.
Likewise, I realize that if I want to fail,
That, too, is my choice.
I agree that should I select to fail,
I do not have the right to take my teachers
And other people with me.
- Marva Collins