It takes balls to be fearless. I don’t believe it is something that you just are. I believe it is something you repeatedly teach yourself to be in order to get what you want.
My biggest fear is that we truly do only get one trip around the sun, one shot at life as we know it. I like to tell myself that I believe in reincarnation, that maybe I lived before as a politician or a dog, and that I have a few more lives ahead of me but, I am not certain it’s true. There are so many millions of things I want to do, so many things I want to be. Unfortunately, the only thing I am certain of is that there isn’t enough time in one life to do and be all of them so, I better get a move on.
I also decided to get rid of the need of approval. That is a strong addiction, the need of approval, isn’t it? I’m on the patch right now, actually. It releases small doses of approval until I no longer crave it, then I’m gonna rip it off.
—Ellen DeGeneres (via curtmega)
Real growth often happens outside of where we intend it to, in the interstitial spaces- what Dr. Seuss calls ‘the waiting place.’
Here’s the thing: we’ll figure it all out or we won’t. But no one will ever be able to say we didn’t give it a shot. Or that we didn’t have a hell of a lot of fun searching for the answer.