"Rough lesson I learned a long time ago. When you put yourself down, you’re setting yourself up for inevitable failure. Your voice, despite the voices of all others in your life, is the loudest in your head. Period. You are what you think. You think you’re stupid? You’ll feel stupid, you’ll act stupid, stupidity will show itself in your actions. You’ve set the bar so low for yourself that you’re actually demeaning yourself to hit it.
But realize who you are and where you are today. How far you’ve come, how far you have left to achieve whatever your goals are. You’re amazing to have made it this far - don’t forget this. Failure is a part of the formula, and it’s always the roughest roads that lead to the height of greatness. Whoever said to shoot for the stars wasn’t aiming high enough. There are worlds beyond."