“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not beg for the stillng of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.”—Rabindranath Tagore, poet, novelist, and Asia’s first Nobel laureate via The Daily Love (via myemoheart)
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody else expects of you. Never excuse yourself. Never pity yourself. Be a hard master to yourself – and be lenient to everybody else.”—Henry Ward Beecher (via myquotelibrary)
Which among us cannot say that some of our greatest learnings have come from mistakes we’ve made? A mistake can teach us something we never forget; it spotlights an area for growth. Can you let yourself experience the perfection of your imperfection? Nurturing yourself by accepting you will fail at times doesn’t mean you don’t try to avoid failures. But when they come you refuse self-judgement. You let past mistakes be just that—past. Your attitude is that yesterday ended last night. You recognize that there is a statute of limitations on past errors and refuse to wallow in self-punishment year after year.