When you express yourself in a way that brings out the best in you, you have already succeeded. Step by step you improve. That is what matters. It matters that you persist. Give yourself permision to screw up. And it is okay when you do. Your next action is the most important step you will have to take after you screw up.
The real World rewards those who get stuff done.
Stop questioning yourself. Stop listening to everyone else. The World is waiting for you to start something. Waiting to hear what you have to say. Waiting to use your creative product or service. Waiting to share your ideas and original work. Waiting to express yourself every day.
You do not need permission to begin work that matters to you. You are worthy. You just need to believe it, get started and do not stop. You have focus, time, and energy to offer to the World. There is no use in wasting your time lamenting, or waiting too long to make a move because you are not ready. Nobody will ever be ready.
Focus on what is next. What you can do tomorrow. What you can show. Ultimately, your life will be measured by what you gave, not what you received or what you thought about doing. Not what you think now! But by what you are doing now the action you will take tomorow.
Tomorrow is only an unfulfilled wish, so live and work as if today is all you have. If you do, you will be able to lay your head down each night satisfied with your work, and in the end, you will die empty of regret, but full of satisfaction for a life well lived.
We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate.
So much of our time is spending preparation, so much in routine, and so much in retrospect.
Yet the World is all gates, all opportunities, strange opinion waiting to be struck.
Congratulate yourselves if you have done something strange and extravagant and broken the monotony of a conventional age.