1. Black is always chic.
2. Patience is a virtue.
3. Be clear when communicating with others.
4. Treat everyone with respect, especially those lending a helping hand.
5. Set goals for yourself.
6. Always get a good night's rest.
7. Organization is the key to success.
8. Expect the unexpected.
9. Work with what you're given.
10. Nothing in life is free.
11. Always be proactive.
12. Be your own light.
13. Not everyone has the same sense of humor.
14. You can make anything happen if you set your mind to it.
15. You must be able to keep cool under pressure.
16. Whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.
17. Not everything is as it seems.
18. You have to think three cues, er — steps ahead.
19. Have faith in yourself and your abilities.
20. Fill your life with stuff that makes you happy.
21. Sometimes it's the things no one can see that matter most.
22. Some things will never really leave you.
23. Try to see the bigger picture.
24. Decide what you want most out of life.
And the most important lesson —
25. You're never truly alone.
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