Optimistic, such a simple word, meaning, positive thinker, but haven’t you noticed, some of us are the opposite, which is pessimistic? The question is, why? Why do we have to always think that we couldn’t do it? We ought to have courage on every little thing we do. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says... “I'll try again tomorrow.”
We shouldn’t be afraid of breakdown. It’s part of life. In a battle, someone wins, someone losses. Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has courage to lose sight of the shore. We can’t be winners at all times. We have to be losers too, to be able to discover our weaknesses and to be able to learn from our mistakes. Nobody’s perfect in spite of everything. At one point of our lives, we have to fall, because when we fall, it’s great to feel the pleasure of standing up again. As a child, we have to touch the fire first, to be able to comprehend that it’s hot.
We just have to deem in ourselves. Always say to yourself, “I can do this!” When the world is on your shoulders, just smile and let it show. If people try to put you down, just walk on by, don’t turn around. You only have to answer to yourself. Now, that’s a nice song, I must say.
Fear, another simple word, every one of us has this. One says, “I’m afraid of the dark.” Then I say to him, “fear is that little darkroom where negatives are developed.” Then he says again, “I’m afraid I won’t be able to memorize my speech.” Then again, I say to him, “fear is just a simple acronym meaning, False Evidence Appearing Real. You know who that anxious person is? Me. I have so many things that I’m troubled of. But I keep on saying to myself when I’m afraid to face my fear, “You don't face your fears, you stand up to them.”
I believe that bravery is half audacity and half apprehension. Because bravery is a special kind of knowledge; the knowledge of how to fear what ought to be feared and how not to fear what ought not to be...