Don’t wait to start something new.
Don’t wait to quit something bad.
Don’t wait to be chosen. Stand out now. Stop thinking that being polite and being a “good girl” is going to earn you accolades. It won’t. No one is silently watching and waiting to reward you. If you want to be great, then you must do great things. Be big, be bold, be brave, be magnanimous. Be yourself … supremely yourself.
Don’t hide your light. Don’t let anybody else scare you into hiding it either. Fight for your light. Fight every single day if you have to. Fight anyone or anything that you would make you less. Always strive to be more.
Don’t listen to your ego. Tell it to f*** off. Now. Good things don’t come from your ego. Bloated shit and mistakes come from your ego. Listen to your heart instead.
Don’t hide your passion. If you love it, you love it. Nobody needs to give you permission to do that. If you’re not proud of what or who you love, something’s wrong with your attitude or with what you love.
Don’t wait for someone else to fix whatever is wrong. Fix it yourself.
Don’t wait for the calvary. They’re not coming. If you’re waiting to be saved, you damn well better save yourself.
Don’t give up on this world. Don’t hide in the corner and lick your wounds. Life is rough, but it’s wonderful too. Look for the wonder. Show it to the others.
And, finally, don’t kick the chalk bucket. That stuff is horrible to clean up.
(Image courtesy of Nicole Bedard Photography.)