Be stronger than your strongest excuse!
I have self-doubt. I have insecurity. I have fear of failure. I have nights when I show up at the arena and I’m like, ‘My back hurts, my feet hurt, my knees hurt. I don’t have it. I just want to chill.’ We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. You can gain nothing by criticizing their imperfections.
I read somewhere… how important it is in life not necessarily to be strong, but to feel strong… to measure yourself at least once.
Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
Never trust your fears. They don’t know your strength.
While you may be your own toughest adversary, you can also be your biggest supporter.
The world is the great gymnasium where we come to make ourselves strong.