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If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits.


The Dream is not what you see in sleep, dream is which does not let you sleep.

Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls

I try, and I fail.So, I try again (what else am I going to do?). And I fail again.

I get up, I re-think my approach, and I try again. This time, I have moderate success (if that is even a thing).

I keep at it, stumbling here and there, until I fail.

Did I learn something? Anything? I don’t know. I don’t know what I’ve learned, or even if I’ve learned anything, other than I failed, and how it feels.

So I try something else. This time, it goes better. I barely survive for a time, but I keep improving. Then, I remember my failures and realized I did learn something back then. If nothing else, at least I learned how to fail (so I avoid it), and that failing is not the end. So I keep trying, and tweaking, and learning, and improving, until it looks like something I can use. And I build on it, and grow, and learn and share, and for sharing I get back even more. 

It doesn’t look like anything yet, but it’s getting to be something, when suddenly they see me and call me a success. An “overnight success” is exactly what they say.

“So, what is the secret sauce for your overnight success?” – they ask.

I pause, and I think – “Success? It certainly doesn’t feel like success, at least not yet. And, overnight? What does that even mean? Do they mean overnight as in the last 30 years?”

“So?” – They press.

I just smile, and say – “I don’t know (‘cause I really don’t). I guess I’m just lucky.”

And they sigh with relief, because without knowing it, that was the perfect answer. Now, everybody can start envying my luck. Just my luck.

If a civil word or two will render a man happy, he must be a wretch indeed who will not give them to him. Such a disposition is like lighting another man’s candle by one’s own, which loses none of its brilliancy by what the other gains.


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