And the winner is....


Nobody just wakes up and finds themselves wildly successful. Lessons can be learned from the acceptance speeches at last night’s Academy Awards: every winner talked of the hard work it took to achieve their success, and it was tacitly recognized that those who didn’t win nonetheless worked equally hard and will continue to do so. The Best Actor who portrayed Freddy Mercury of the band Queen talked about how hard he worked to show how hard Mercury worked; the actor who won Best Actress for her role in The Favouriteacknowledged one of the other nominees for all the hard work they had done throughout their career. And in the end, everyone there realized the importance of continually trying to be better than yourself: that’s a message that everyone can adopt in their own lives today.

William Faulkner (1897 –1962): American writer, Nobel Prize laureate; one of the most celebrated writers in American literature