MIND: Uncertainty

We are all so afraid of uncertainty that we want a guarantee before we even try. It’s a numbers game. To play any game, you have to start. To win, you need to keep going. If you want to make your dreams come true, get ready for the long game.

Life is not a “one-and-done” sort of deal. You’ve got to work for what you want. Picasso created nearly 100 masterpieces in his lifetime, but what most people don’t know is that he created a total of more than 50,000 works of art… That’s two pieces of art a day. Success is a numbers game. You are not going to win if you keep telling yourself to wait. The more often that you choose courage, the more likely you’ll succeed.

The 5 Second Rule // Mel Robbins

MIND: Appetite

A consequence of female self-love is that the woman grows convinced of social worth. Her love for her body will be unqualified, which is the basis of female identification. If a woman loves her own body, she doesn’t grudge what other women do with theirs; if she loves femaleness, she champions its rights.

It’s true what they say about women: Women are insatiable. We are greedy. Our appetites do need to be controlled if things are to stay in place. If the world were ours too, if we believed we could get away with it, we would ask for more love, more sex, more money, more commitment to children, more food, more care.

These sexual, emotional, and physical demands would begin to extend to social demands: payment for care of the elderly, parental leave, childcare, etc. The force of female desire would be so great that society would truly have to reckon with what women want, in bed and in the world.

The Beauty Myth // Naomi Wolf

MIND: Shortcomings

If you feel okay only when life is happy and easy-breezy-beautiful Cover-Girl, then guess what? You are not free. You are the prisoner of your own indulgences, enslaved by your own intolerance, crippled by your own emotional weakness. You will constantly feel a need for some external comfort or validation that may or may not ever come.

Everything is F*cked: A Book About Hope // Mark Manson

MIND: Resilience

Understand, people will constantly attack you in life.
One of their main weapons will be to instill in you doubts about yourself –
your worth, your abilities, your potential.
They will often disguise this as their objective opinion,
but invariably it has a political purpose – they want to keep you down.

The 50th Law // Robert Greene

MIND: Situational

You are where you are and what you are because of yourself, nothing else.
Nature is neutral. Nature doesn’t care.
If you do what other successful people do,
you will enjoy the same results and rewards that they do.
And if you don’t, you won’t.

// Brian Tracy