I need to remember every second of my day that the people who succeed at what I want in life are no more capable or intelligent than I am and are not privy to any secrets unbeknownst to me. If they can, I can too.

Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.

If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.

You should do no less for yourself.

Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.

The ‘yes or no’ game.

You can ask me anything and I’ll answer honestly, but only with yes and no.