Invest In Yourself
Invest in yourself, because no one else knows what you’re capable of more than you do.
That’s Why I Want You There…
“That’s why I want you there,” he said. “You’re unpredictable, and that can be the difference between success and failure. Most people make decisions in anger, fear, love, or obligation. You make decisions to irritate people.” ―Kim Harrison
This never ceases to amuse me.
But Many Of Us Seek Community
“But many of us seek community solely to escape the fear of being alone. Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.” ―Bell Hooks
We need to be less afraid of making mistakes, and more in tune with our overall humanity.
Men Are Driven…
“Men are driven by two principal impulses, either by love or by fear.” ―Niccolò Machiavelli
Anything That’s Human Is Mentionable
“Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.” ―Fred Rogers
Psychiatrist Encourages Asian Americans Experiencing Extreme Levels Of Fear, Anxiety To ‘Talk About The Feelings, Not Avoid Them’
When You Come Out Of The Grips…
“When you come out of the grips of a depression there is an incredible relief, but not one you feel allowed to celebrate. Instead, the feeling of victory is replaced with anxiety that it will happen again, and with shame and vulnerability when you see how your illness affected your family, your work, everything left untouched while you struggled to survive. We come back to life thinner, paler, weaker … but as survivors. Survivors who don’t get pats on the back from coworkers who congratulate them on making it. Survivors who wake to more work than before because their friends and family are exhausted from helping them fight a battle they may not even understand. I hope to one day see a sea of people all wearing silver ribbons as a sign that they understand the secret battle, and as a celebration of the victories made each day as we individually pull ourselves up out of our foxholes to see our scars heal, and to remember what the sun looks like.” ―Jenny Lawson
There Is A Stubbornness…
“There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.” ―Jane Austen