"Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first base" -- Frederick Wilcox

How to be Smarter: Be quietly selfish when working on your own dreams. It is okay to help others work on their dreams, either by encouragement or by volunteering your time, but do not lose sight of the most important dream of all: your own. Your own dream is more important than your boss', your boyfriend's, and even your best friend's. How to be Prettier: Fun holiday earrings--love the bows.

How to be (less) Awkward: People love texting someone because it feels less scary than picking up the phone and calling. But be the girl that picks up the phone and calls the boy she likes to make plans--it shows you are confident, mature and different (in a good way).