Brain assistance


When I was young, we had a fair at my elementary school. Some of the older students were hosting a psychic booth. I was young enough to think oh cool, I didn’t know so many people at our school were psychic.

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Carlin's first and second laws


As he signed off at the end of one of his standup specials, George Carlin shouted over the uproarious applause of the audience, saying “Take care of yourself. Take care of yourself. And take care of somebody else.”

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The impostor


It may help to be reminded that all but the craziest of us feel like they’re faking it just to get through the day. It certainly helps me.

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The recognition problem


You spent so much time agonizing over it, and when you actually knuckled down it took like an hour. Was the agony worth it?

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The filter


You should feel 100% empowered to take literally any risk where, if the worst happens, you still expect to be able to say “Well, I’m glad I tried.”

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Just the way it is


It takes courage to stand up and share. It takes courage to try, and face the possibility of failure. It’s hard, and it stays hard forever.

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Small is okay


Baby steps. Sometimes it’s just baby steps. An inch at a time, that’s all it takes to get where you’re going.

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