This is an invocation for anyone who hasn’t begun. Who’s stuck in a terrible place between zero and one
Let me think about the people who I care about the most, and how when they fail or disappoint me I still love them, I still give them chances, and I still see the best of them. Let me extend that generosity to myself.
Let me thank the parts of me that I don’t understand or are outside of my rational control like my creativity and my courage.
Let me remember that my courage is a wild dog and it won’t just come when I call it, I have to chase it down and hold on as tight as I can.
Let me not be so vain to think that I am the sole author of my victories and a victim of my defeats.
Perfection might look good in his shiny shoes but he’s a little bit of an asshole and no one invites him to their pool parties.
Let me remember that the impact of criticism is often not the intent of the critic, but when the intent is evil, that’s what the block button’s for.
There is no need to sharpen my pencils anymore. My pencils are sharp enough. Even the dull ones will make a mark.