You cannot live alone on the fantasies you feed to your mind, eventually you have to touch your life for real, assess and analyze your habits, understand your character, try not to hate yourself for your character as it was shaped when you were very young by circumstances outside of you, and begin learning how to cope with your character, how to build habits that work for you, finish small projects, finish big projects, expose yourself to more uncomfortable situations, assess why you want to leave that friendship before you leave it, raise your anxiety levels on purpose, so that you can grow, raise your work load on purpose, so that you can grow, so that you can build resilience, so that your life expands, and can be experienced by you in full and in reality
Wise and reassuring words from one of science fiction writer Octavia E. Butler’s commonplace books:
All good things must begin.
Whatever the human mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill, Modified from Think and Grow Rich
Essentials of success:
Persistance + determination,
Imagination + creativity,
Concentrated, Sustained Attention
From the Octavia E. Butler papers. The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.