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.
If you don’t have anything to say, don’t say anything. Silence is more important than talking. It is the best thing you can do for yourself. Don’t talk because you just want to talk. Talk when you have something important to say. If not, listen.
8 Ways to practice silence.
“Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.”- George Eliot
“Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.”– John Seldon
“Not much talk- a great, sweet silence.”- Henry James, Jr.
“There was silence deep as death; and the boldest held his breath, for a time.”- Thomas Campbell
“The best way to describe silence is to say nothing– but what grace!”- Gene Wolfe
“Listen to the ocean, and bring your talking business to an end.”- Rumi
“There are times when good words are to be left unsaid out of esteem for silence.”- Benedict of Nursia
“Be silent always when you doubt your sense.“- Alexander Pope