You can’t build your life around fear. Fear is real, but do not let it stop you from doing what you want to do. Nothing is perfect. Do not wait to be perfect before you start something. You are not doing what you are supposed to be doing because you don’t want to fail. If you want to make it in life, you can’t avoid failure. If you are not failing, you are not trying hard enough. If you are not crying in your bedroom, you are not making enough mistakes. Dan Rockwell writes, “Imperfect progress today is better than perfect progress tomorrow.” Yes, it is better to make a mistake than to get stuck in a rut. To pursue your goals, don’t fear mistakes, fear not making enough. Build your success around making mistakes, not around fear. In fact, don’t wait for things to happen to you. Instead, get out of your comfort zone to make things happen for you. Yes, it can happen. You have done it before. Don’t doubt yourself. Believe in yourself. Build your life around self-love, self-confidence, not self-doubt. With self-confidence, you can really accomplish a lot of things in your life. Remember that you are in charge of your life. You can do whatever you say you can do. You can’t do whatever you say you cannot do. You can accomplish a lot in your life if you can just focus on the process, not on the results. Because learning is about the process, not about the results.
Believe in yourself. Believe that you have the power to get things done. Believe that you have the power to take charge of your life. Believe that you can create your own future. Just believe. Because you can’t get anything done without believing in yourself. People don’t believe in themselves because of their past failures. They are still living in the past. Do not do that, my friend. It is a waste of time. Remember that your time on this earth is limited, so use it wisely. Be honest with yourself. Can you really succeed without failures? Can you really do something new without mistakes? If we are real with ourselves, the answer is no. Why? Because failure is part of our lives. We are human beings. Instead of not believing in yourself, instead of doubting yourself, why not focus on what you can get done? Because if you want to change your life, if you want to get things done, if you want to get to the other side, you CAN’T stop believing in yourself. You must be your own cheerleader. Be your own best friend. Let failure be failure. Don’t let it bother you. Just learn from it. Let your mistakes be your teacher, not your enemy. If you don’t try, you can’t win. If you don’t stand, you can’t walk. If you don’t like your job, for example, don’t quit it, change how you think about your job. If you can do that, everything will change. Thoughts matter.