Criticism: some of us go out of our way to avoid it, when we should be embracing it.
Will you be happy when you are successful? Or are you successful because you are happy?
Respect is something earned, not something given.
Surround yourself with motivated people. The people around you influence your behavior and either bring you up, or down, to their level.
Take responsibility for your own results. If you are responsible for your own results, you take ownership of whatever future that emerges from those results