If you know what you want to do with your life and haven’t done it yet, the road to success is very easy. First you look to other people that have accomplished what you would like to do. Then you ask yourself, “What do they do that I’m not doing?” Then you figure out what’s holding you back and change it. That last step is where almost everyone gets scared and gives up.
Break through your imaginary walls. Most of the dangers in your life are only imaginary. When the Iron Curtain came down in Germany there were entire species of deer that wouldn’t cross the places where the border had been in the forest. Generation after generation, the deer wouldn’t cross the area where the wall used to be. Don’t be like those deer. Walk through the invisible wall.
Let us never mold ourselves in an effort to be loved by others, but rather learn to love ourselves and teach others to do the same.
Don’t be afraid of your flaws. Bring them to the table for everybody to see. Onlookers will love you for your honesty and courage to be human. It’s our embarrassing quirks that make our successes even more interesting.
We are born and walk the earth in cocoons. I don’t know why we’re in these cocoons but most people live their entire lives without breaking out of their cocoon. They walk the streets and get married in their cocoons. The eat dinner, sip coffee and attend religious services in their cocoons. But it only takes one day and a little determination to punch a big enough hole to let some light in. After that, the imagination runs wild enough to find a way out.
I read somewhere that the mind’s ability to let go of information enables us to learn and remember things that are more important. This is incredible. We are bombarded with information when we walk down the street. If we remembered everything, our minds would be overwhelmed. Learning new things is an incredible gift. But maybe even more incredible is the ability to forget things that aren’t helping us. Nobody is perfect and we all have problems. But if we can master the art of forgetting what holds us back, it may help us destroy mental barriers and live a life of strength and happiness.