rule 1: you don't have to do anything alone.
independence is a lie our fear creates to make loneliness appear more attractive. don't buy it, get help.
when you ask for help, you instantly create a team. you become a 'we'.
you're not alone, you're a part of all one.
open up, be with us other humans. you already are so feel free to act that way.
rule 2: you don't have to look good doing it.
it's okay if you look like a fumble-klutz as you're going through challenges. you can't save your ass and your face at the same time. humility is the solvent that melts the barrier of pride you've set up between yourself and the rest of us. the people in your environment probably taught you to put up that barrier when you were younger so you came by it honestly, it's was a mistake, the world is opposite land. many of the things we teach and learn from each other are the opposite of how they really work. this is definitely one.
rule 3: don't stop until you win.
successful people fail more than failures do because when they fail, they keep moving.
people who think of themselves as failures often stop very early in the failure process.
and make no mistake, failure is a process within the overall experience of successful living.
the paths to the most prosperous outcomes often look quite messy.
no matter how catastrophic the failure, there is always the very next moment when you say "now what?".
the answer is "go".
you’ve found a limitation in your situation, now find a way around it.
keep going, the game's not over until you say it is
(even if you say it’s over, it's not, you just think it is).
here's a quick test to see if it's really over:
as you stand amidst the rubble of a recent failure, take note, are you still alive?
...game's not over.