At some point we start to buy our own excuses and negative self talk. Here are three quotes that help keep me grounded and focused:
“you can spend your life climbing a ladder, only to realize that you had it against the wrong wall.” – Derren Brown.
“I could not become anything: neither bad nor good, neither a scoundrel nor an honest man, neither a hero nor an insect. And now I am eking out my days in my corner, taunting myself with the bitter consolation that an intelligent man cannot seriously become anything: that only a fool can become something.” – Dostoyevsky
“Death is not a tragedy to the one who dies. To have wasted the life before that death, that is the tragedy.” – Shadow of the Hegemon