For it is in your power to retire into yourself whenever you choose.
Insist on yourself; never imitate. Your own gift you can present every moment with the cumulative force of a whole life’s cultivation; but of the adopted talent of another you have only an extemporaneous half possession. That which each can do best, none but his Maker can teach him.
As you consider your next move, practice this definition of trust: the willingness to take steps while simultaneously waiting for “instructions.
Always trust yerself, lass. There’s not a soul in this world that has a heart like yers. Plenty o’ smart people here, aye, but logic ain’t always the best way to a decision. Can ye remember that? -Alban Dewberry
Quit beating yourself up, beat your goals up instead.
Live and act within the limit of your knowledge and keep expanding it to the limit of your life. Redeem your mind from the hockshops of authority. Accept the fact that you are not omniscient, but playing a zombie will not give you omniscience-that your mind is fallible, but becoming mindless will not make you infallible-that an error made on your own is safer than ten truths accepted on faith, because the first leaves you the means to correct it, but the second destroys your capacity to distinguish truth from error.