The irony of bad reviews is they have nothing to do with your actual performance. The issues have more to do with the reviewer’s lack of confidence than your own lack of talent.
Becoming an artist is as simple as declaring it, whether out loud or in your head. Becoming an artist that matters takes more effort but does not make them more of an artist.
Becoming a millionaire is never easy to do. Still, it is a lot easier if you happen to inherit millions of dollars from a family member who has already earned the cash for you.
Privilege is often identified as better opportunities given. A better example of privilege is the ability to pass on an opportunity because you know others will eventually materialize.
hen a person gives false information, there is a difference between being misinformed and lying. If you show any doubt, they tend to assume you think they are lying.
If your need to heat your house gets so dire you have to considerer burning the furniture, you may find you will soon run out of both fuel for the fire and furniture to lounge on.
Over-communication is a useful tool. It is often necessary to overcommunicate because despite you saying the same thing over and over, people do not always ‘hear’ you.
The emperor having no clothes is obvious, even to the emperor. What is never too obvious is who has the power to tell the emperor of his folly that can survive the ordeal of truth.
Maybe you are giving the best effort you can give right now, and it is not getting the results you want. This is not a sign that is it time to give up, but a time for serious evaluation.
The reality of moving forward is there is not a “there” to get to that is better than your current “here.” You make the space you occupy better for yourself and those around you.