fear is a good thing. I explained that fear isn’t bad, it just reminds us that there is something new, something with which we are not familiar and need to be alert to. The only time fear is a bad thing is when we let it stop us from doing that which we want to do.
women like Maggie are not facing the obstacles that my friend today faced, but obstacles remain. Maggie is a shining example of being true to herself, and is a real joy to know because of it.
it was an important lesson for me to trust in myself, or at least double-check, if something seems amiss
I always wondered if I was up for the task. Now, on reflection, I realize that I was.
Tonight’s failure was one of pride, and self-doubt. I’m sure I should have been able to do better, but I started literally saying “shut up, dad” and “you can do this” at the start of more and more exercises.
Success is not about intelligence. It's about self-confidence.
The belief of others in yourself is not going to help you improve yourself if you don’t believe in yourself, and the belief of others can certainly help you find your self-confidence but is not what you need.
We hear messages throughout our lives, and many of these are interpretive. In other words, if we don't hear "I love you" often enough, we begin to interpret that to mean that we are not loved, and not worthy of love.