Start your plan

It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Becoming a hero

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it as not as dreadful as it appears, discovering that we have the strength to stare it down.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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Just do it

Do what you feel in your heart to be right for you’ll be criticized anyway.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Trial and Error

If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

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Mindset!

A stumbling block to the pessimist is a stepping stone to the optimist.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Well you could call this quote a classic and although it seems obvious and simple, it is important and profound.

There is the saying that there are no heavy obstacles, just better and worse ways to cope with them.

Obstacles always come with solutions that you can figure out. This process is great and gives you a great reward, a great feeling of satisfaction. So instead of seeing obstacles as something negative, be happy to encounter them and see them as a fun challenge.

Be like a child. If a child has to face some not so cool things (‘Wash the dishes’ to give an example) you can easily convert this task into a fun game. The child then sees the challenge, the chance for achievement, and diggs in. Be like that, think like that!

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How to build up self esteem

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Ever found yourself lacking self-esteem or having trouble doing certain tasks that you felt you should be able to do?

I have a cure for that. Challenge yourself! Chose any given task that is a personal challenge, may it be going to the club alone, talking to strangers, building something, jumping out of a plane, whatever it is that you are scared of.

Take this task/challenge and go for it! Embrace your fear, embrace your uncomfortable feeling! You will push through, you will suceed and finally you will feel great, comfortable, full of self-esteem and courage.

Every once in a while you have to achieve tasks, you have to prove to yourself: I can do it! If your job or your hobbies don’t give you this good feeling of having achieved something than you have to add it to your life in other ways.

This is for example why video games or games in general are so popular. Achieving stuff, no matter how small, lets us grow as persons. We show ourselves and others: I still got it, I can learn to do something that I was not able to do before, I am awesome!

I dare you. I double-dare you! Go out and prove to yourself that you are in fact awesome!

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You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Overcome fear!

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It is hard to stress HOW important this is.

In order to get happy in life you HAVE to get comfortable with getting out of your comfort zone, no matter how crazy that might sound to you.

In 99% of the time the “easy” choice is sucky, while the risky one will turn out to be fun and awesome.

Do it!

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