If you’re stuck between zero and one, feeling like you still need to start, this is for you.
1). Don’t forget that past slip-ups don’t define your future. Those failures are like little fires that warm you up for the journey ahead.
2). If your determination is strong, keep it in check until you need it. But if it’s shaky, treat it gently. Don’t let it falsely puff up with ego.
3). No more mindlessly scrolling through social media like it’s an addictive drug – keep that app (or browser) closed.
4). If you ever feel like you’re not good enough because you’re too this or that, shake it off like a dog shaking off the cold water.
5). When that burst of energy hits, urging you to go for that cheese sandwich (your goals), remember, your cheese monster craves the cheese of accomplishment, not just any cheddar. Make it matter!
6). Even when they let you down, thinking about those you care about teaches you to love, forgive, and see the best in them. Could you extend that kindness to yourself?
7). Big shoutout to the parts of yourself that you don’t quite get, like creativity and courage. Your courage is like your runaway dog – you must chase it down and hold on tight.
8). You’re not the sole author of your victories or victims of your defeats. Act like you’ve been there before, either way.
9). Criticism might sting. Use the block button for the truly evil stuff. And when you chew on critique, separate the good advice from the bitter herbs.
10). Perfectionism might look good in shiny shoes, but he’s a jerk. There is no need to sharpen your pencils endlessly. Even the dull ones leave a mark. Start this journey and savor every moment.
11). A genuine smile disarms even the harshest critics. Impacting a few deeply is worth more than a negligible impact on many.
13). Your work isn’t a stepping stone. Find fascination in its unique shape. The idea that brought you here is good. When it’s time to put it to rest, accept that the next won’t be the same, but it’ll be something.
Keep going, keep growing!