Just as mirages can play tricks on our vision, emotions can play tricks on our perception.
You’ve got to act now and make the most out of what you have. Remember that action is the most fundamental form of courage.
A goal is easy, all you have to do is say something. Aligning those goals with steps that will bring it into fruition though, that is the hard part.
As a person gets older, they'll still want what they want, they'll just have more barriers, more obligations and more bodily decay to contend with.
So often we see the bad of aging without acknowledging the opportunity, knowledge and beauty along with it.
Your body is a car, if you pour french fry oil into it and expect it to work, well that's a recipe for disaster.
When you tell your mind to do something it likes to do the opposite. So when you tell it to stop thinking negatively, it won't. You need to a a different approach.
Loyalty takes years to build. It takes time, trust, having each others back. Loyalty is a key building block of our civilization. Our ancestors realized that if we each tried to do our own thing, it wouldn't amount to much. But together, we can build buildings, cities, nations and equally important, stand on top of the progress of previous generations.
If you want to make your greatness known, the fear of criticism is just part of the process. One cannot take the good without the bad.
All my teachers were gone, now it was up to me to impersonate them & reign in defiant youths. Big boots to fill for an introverted accountant that's always been told he needs to, "come out of his shell." I felt insecure & inadequate.