Failing at something doesn’t make you a failure. Fall 6 times, rise 7. Failure would be the decision to sit down after that 6th fall. When someone tells you that you can’t do something, use that as motivation to prove them wrong. You can do anything you WANT to; don’t let the fear of failing keep you from trying.
No one is perfect. Society makes sure of that. So don’t even try. But always get up, dress up, show up, and do your absolute best. If you must strive for perfection, do it on your own terms, in your own standards. Don’t worry about what society says is perfect.
Always give 110% of yourself; people know when you’re not. That way, you’ll never have to make excuses for your failures. It’s much more respectable to know someone gave all they’ve got than knowing someone didn’t and opted to make an excuse after the fact.
Pick your battles wisely. Lover or fighter, you can’t go through life battleless. Fight systems, causes, or “things,” but never people. Maybe what a person stands for, but never people.
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Similarly, people will treat you how you let them treat you.
People can change. What a sad world we would live in if people really couldn’t change.
“Watch what people are cynical about, and one can discover what they lack.” The world is full of cynics who call themselves as idealists or realists. A lot of those people have just faced disappointment. Surround yourself with people who know your potential and push you to places you believed you could never go, even when–ESPECIALLY when– you doubt your own abilities.
I want to be a success story. I don’t care what society deems “successful.” I won’t drive the nicest car, I won’t have the “perfect” relationships, I won’t have the biggest bank account, and I won’t have the largest house. But I will fight for what I believe in, I will fight for what I love, and I will fight for what is right. I will love more than I thought I could, I will feel more than I thought was possible, and I will help as many people as I can along the way. How much more successful can a person (try to) be?