Action breeds confidence and courage. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends), “Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?” chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly self-confident.
The real one is scared to death.
The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.
We cannot give help when we cannot ask for it.
The thought that fills you with doubt has no place in your mind. Let it pass by just as quickly as it came.
Don’t look around and worry about what everyone else is doing – just raise the bar for yourself (and do it over and over again).
Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.