Failure isn’t something you should avoid at all costs. It’s a steppingstone toward success. The more you let yourself fail, the more you let yourself grow.
Sometimes, waiting until tomorrow is best for your mental and emotional health. Other times, waiting until tomorrow means wasting today. It means letting opportunities pass you by. Try to learn the difference between rest and procrastination.
You won’t always get it right – but that shouldn’t be scary. It should be freeing. Instead of running from failure, give yourself permission to make mistakes because they’re inevitable.
Some people will love you, no matter what. And others will hate you, no matter what. That’s why you need to make choices that are best for yourself. You’ll exhaust yourself trying to please everyone else. It’s impossible.
You aren’t going to be the best at everything you set out to do. You need to redefine your definition of success or you’ll never be proud of yourself. This doesn’t mean lower your expectations. It simply means be gentle on yourself.
You can’t worry about making everything perfect or you’ll never finish anything you start. Sometimes, finished is better than perfect. Sometimes, following through on what you started is the real accomplishment.
Sometimes, your kindness is a weakness. You can’t always play nice if you want to get your way. You can’t worry about making the wrong people uncomfortable.
It’s great that you know what you want out of this world – but it doesn’t matter how much you talk about your goals unless you take action. Starting is the hardest part. Once you begin, you’re already halfway there.
The company you keep can impact you more than you realize. Surround yourself with haters and you’ll feel discouraged. Surround yourself with positive influences and supporters, and you’ll feel like you can accomplish anything.
Your hard work doesn’t guarantee success. The world never owes you anything. But you should still try. You should still make yourself proud.
Accomplishing your big goal might not make you as happy as you think – because you’re going to come up with a new goal soon after. Remember to cherish every moment of your journey. Remember to celebrate every win.
No one else is paying close attention to you. You’re the one worried about timelines and accomplishments. You’re your own worst critic.