If you are going to do something, you have to assume you will succeed. If you don't believe that, then do not waste your time on it. However, if success means to you your ability to focus on what you yourself can control, then it is very difficult to fail.
For example, you will always succeed when you focus on your own response (which you control) to someone else's unfair act (which you do not control). When you do this, you become braver because your only fear is how you would respond -- perhaps carelessly or immaturely -- but something that is completely up to you. Your only job is to refine your own thoughts and actions. Leave the rest to others, because the rest isn't under your control and thus doesn't belong to you, nor should you desire to own it lest you bring grief upon yourself.
The day didn't start out too good, but as I persisted, it simply got better. With kindness, cheerfulness, and peace in my heart -- all of which I had to continually remind myself -- the day ended well. Likewise, I am grateful for Cuong.com and for you to have read this message and be with me here.
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