Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Follow your heart whatever place it takes you, waste no more time with what degrades or hurts you. Have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. Decide from today not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise and do not adjust either to popular gossiping. Remember as Roosevelt once said “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while DARING GREATLY so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, dare to do those things that sends chills in you. Above all don’t be afraid of being knocked down for you will, but are you willing to rise up again; for our greatness is not derived in never failing but in rising up every time we fall. So don’t be afraid to get back up, to try again, to live again, and to dream again. Don’t let a hard lesson harden your heart. Life’s best lessons are often learned at the worst times and from the worst mistakes. There will be times when it seems like everything that could possibly go wrong is going wrong. And you might feel like you will be stuck in this rut forever, but you won’t. When you feel like quitting, remember that sometimes things have to go very wrong before they can be right. Sometimes you have to go through the worst, to arrive at your best. Steve Jobs said “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”