You are the genie in a lamp of self-imposed limitation. You are the star if you decide to shine. You are the one in a million clover. You are the well, deep and ready to quench a thirst. To do is to grant yourself the wish, and your wish is your command.
You can’t control the world, only your own reactions. But, don’t use this as an excuse for inaction. Influence. Move. Manipulate. Shift. Shine. Illuminate. Inspire. No, not control, but affect. Affect yourself. Then affect everything else. Affect everything you can.
Read all the books, study all the wikis, and watch all the lectures you want. That will make you aware, which is great. But remember,
Gain status before gaining power. Studies, and any good
If you teach yourself any one thing this year, let it be the skill of discriminating what you should pay attention to and what you should ignore. Good morning, do positive things.
Avoid the tendency towards conviction. Being convinced by real numbers is as bad as being married to dogmatic belief. The solution? Be an unbound spirit. Stand on the ground of self affirmation and know your own values.
Airplane wings are shaped such that when they move forward and meet with the resistance of that path, they take flight. Don’t give up because of resistance. It may be that what is fighting you from moving forward is pushing you toward the heavens.