This Morning’s Thoughts

I don’t want to conquer the world; I want to conquer my own fears and self-doubts.
 
I don’t care about a lot of money; I want a lot of love.
 
It takes a lot of courage and strength to be weak and vulnerable.
 
It’s okay to make a lot of mistakes and fail spectacularly if it’s in pursuit of growth and towards something personally meaningful.
 
Sometimes the most loving thing you can do–for yourself and others–is to keep certain people out of your life. But–and this is important–don’t build walls so high you keep everyone out. Find and recognize those you love, who make you feel safe and loved in return, who’ve earned your trust, and always let them in, let those people get close to your heart.
 
Don’t take yourself too seriously. Especially if you become a public figure at all. Other people’s perceptions of you are out of your control. Know yourself and surround yourself with loving friends who know the real you–the good and the bad, the pretty and the ugly–and recognize that you’re only human, just like them.
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