"You are the creator of your own destiny."
It's true really isn't it? Sure little factors help, bits of luck and such, but eventually it's down to you and the effort you put in. I could sit here now and not do these assignments and I'd fail, whose fault would that be? Mine. Or alternatively I could do these assignments quicker than I am at the moment but not think in detail about what I'm doing and get a possible mediocre mark. That would also be my fault.
So overall this quote has motivated me a tiny bit as well as treating myself with food and drink whenever I hit a certain target. Motivation is about reminding yourself that good results come from good work and from rewarding yourself every so often.
And with that I'm off to raid the fridge.