I read Lisa Scottoline’s book, Killer Smile, and I really liked it, but what spoke to me was what the older lady being interviewed said to Mary, the main character. “If you can’t be brave, be determined, and you’ll end up in the same place.” To me that quote was exactly what I needed to remember about life. You will not always be brave. You will not always forge into the future with a bright outlook and no jitters. You will not always want to take the leap. But that’s not what you need to be successful, and being brave doesn’t necessarily mean you are fearless. Just be determined. Be determined to try. Be determined to take a few chances. Do not give up. Be tenacious. Jitters and all.