“We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. Consequences give us the pain that motivates us to change.
“What is your life about, anyway?
Nothing but a struggle to be someone,
Nothing but a running from your own silence.
“Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
“Anyone or anything that does not bring you alive is too small for you.
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.
“We too can stop running, pause, and make ourselves available to whatever life is offering us in each moment—including the unfaced, unfelt parts of our psyche. In this way, as Thich Nhat Hanh puts it, we 'keep our appointment with life'.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I not to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous.
“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.