Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit at home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
What do you want: The pain of staying where you are, or the pain of growth?
~Judith Hanson Lasater
You must be the person you have never had the courage to be. Gradually, you will discover that you are that person, but until you can see this clearly, you must pretend and invent.
How often do you think we write our own ending before the story is even finished? How often do we give up on ourselves when our lives are just starting? Things get hard and we immediately back away and assume that means we’re going in the wrong direction, doing the wrong thing. If anything, when the waters get thick, that’s our sign to keep going.
~Rachel Van Dyken
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
If I’ve learned one lesson from all that’s happened to me, it’s that there’s no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There’s no such thing as ruining your life. Life’s a pretty resilient thing, it turns out.
I am not a product of circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep on running.
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.