I Can Give You The Formula For Failure
“You don’t write because you want to say something: you right because you got something to say.” F Scott Fitzgerald
I extend his quote: I don’t live because I want to do or say something that I hope everyone likes, I live because I have something to do, people to touch, things to accomplish, breaths to take, sounds to make, I have to BE, in a way that only I can make happen. A light that is mine and mine alone. I can’t worry about pleasing everyone.
The famous journalist, Herbert Swope said:
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: try to please everybody.
Nothing will keep you from being alive more than trying to be perfect in order to make everyone around you happy. Be happy and their happy will come.
So, as fear grips you, raise your dragon slaying sword, inhale deeply, and slash away your past doubts and strengthen yourself with your newfound blood! For you are you and no one can be you, 7 billion people and a fingerprint that is yours alone. This makes you perfect and unique and a gift to the world. Embrace it.