Advice from for 2007

Embrace 2007 with a positive mindset and make Theodore Roosevelt your role model: Whenever you are asked if you can do a job, tell ’em “Certainly I can!” — then get busy and find out how to do it.

Tolstoy’s wise advice: “Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself.”

Robert Schulle “Yes, you can be a dreamer and a doer too, if you will remove one word from your vocabulary — Impossible.”

Dag Hammarskjold’s words “Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step. Only he who keeps his eye fixed on, the far horizon will find his right road.”

Woopie Goldberg’s words: “It never occurs to me that there are things that I can’t do.”

Make Henry David Thoreau’s words your guiding inspiration: “Success usually comes to those who are, too busy to be looking for it.”

If your courage starts to falter, remember the great words of Muhammad Ali: “To be a great champion you must believe you are the best. If you’re not, pretend that you are.”

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.