Remember not to compare yourself to strangers on the internet.
Remember that Alan Rickman was a struggling 40-something stage and TV actor when cast in his first breakthrough film.
“There is no magic cure, no making it all go away forever. There are only small steps upward; an easier day, an unexpected laugh, a mirror that doesn’t matter anymore.”
—Laurie Halse Anderson—
Remember that Big Bang went from a boy band that could only afford $5 meals to successful musicians who can regularly dine on caviar, foie gras, and truffles.
Remember that J.K. Rowling used to be a single mother living off unemployment benefits while the Harry Potter series was rejected by 12 different publishers.
Remember to start.
“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just… start.”
― Ijeoma Umebinyuo