"Decide you want it more than you are afraid of it."
"Stop comparing where you’re at with where everyone else is. It doesn’t move you farther ahead, improve your situation, or help you find peace. It just feeds your shame, fuels your feelings of inadequacy, and ultimately, it keeps you stuck. The reality is that there is no one correct path in life. Everyone has their own unique journey. A path that’s right for someone else won’t necessarily be a path that’s right for you. And that’s okay. Your journey isn’t right or wrong, or good or bad. It’s just different. Your life isn’t meant to look like anyone else’s because you aren’t like anyone else. You’re a person all your own with a unique set of goals, obstacles, dreams, and needs. So stop comparing, and start living. You may not have ended up where you intended to go. But trust, for once, that you have ended up where you needed to be. Trust that you are in the right place at the right time. Trust that your life is enough. Trust that you are enough."
you’ll see things on the dessert at night that you can’t understand. your horse will see things. he’ll see things that will spook him of course but then he’ll see things that don’t spook him but still you know he seen somethin.
what sort of things?
i don’t know.
you mean like ghosts or somethin?
no. i don’t know what. you just knows he sees em. they’re out there…it’s more like somethin he knows about.
but you don’t.
but you don’t. yes.
the old man smoked. he watched the moon…after awhile he said: i ain’t talkin about spooks. it’s more like just the way things are. if you only knew it.
— cities of the plain - cormac mccarthy