It starts by forgetting about perfect. We don’t have time for perfect. In any event, perfection is unachievable: It’s a myth and a trap and a hamster wheel that will run you to death. The writer Rebecca Solnit puts it well: “So many of us believe in perfection, which ruins everything else because the perfect is not only the enemy of the good; it’s also the enemy of the realistic, the possible, and the fun.” — From Why I Aim to be a “Deeply Disciplined Half-Ass”
“Love me when I least deserve it, because that’s when I really need it.”
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.”
Unless you are some sort of superhero, you will not be able to establish a new habit perfectly the first time.
“Unkindness almost always stands for the displeasure that one has in oneself.”
— Adrienne Monnier
When you have to make a choice and don’t make it, that in itself is a choice.” — William James
Whoever is happy will make others happy too.
— Anne Frank
The thing that’s important to know is that you never know. You’re always sort of feeling your way.”
― Diane Arbus
“Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
“Learn how to take criticism seriously, but not personally.”