Imagine yourself five years from now. What advice would you give your current self for the year ahead? (Bonus: Write a note to yourself 10 years ago. What would you tell your younger self?) (Author: Jenny Blake)
In both cases, I would tell myself the same thing--don't give up! Keep moving forward. The only way to fail is if you just stop.
I'd love to be able to tell my ten-years-younger self not to stop so frequently or for so long, not to give in to those long bouts of hopelessness and despair and lethargy. I wish she knew how much she was actually accomplishing when she thought nothing good was happening in her life. I wish she knew that if she didn't stop each activity after barely dipping her toes in, she could be amazing and powerful and accomplish incredible things. I hope I'm listening to myself right now.