A. Progress, not perfection.
A. I'm a little hard on myself, and start a lot of days thinking that I haven't done enough or done it well enough. (This might be part of my obsessive-compulsive disorder.) Once I get into the day's activities, the mental hamster stops running around in that wheel.
A. I laugh and smile a lot.
A. Not having gotten a college scholarship. I was a sometimes-lazy high school student and had to pay for college.
A. Integrity, competence, and a sense of purpose.