“Don’t put limitations on yourself. Other people will do that for you. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t bet against yourself. And take risk.”
There’s a truth to what Boaz Yakin said in the last chapter about creativity and passion:
When you can’t externalize or act on the things that move you the most, they become painful—and you can become self-destructive or destructive… . that thing that’s supposed to be so great, this passion for life and excitement and emotional energy and all that stuff that develops in you when you’re young, when it gets stifled, it starts to eat you up.
He was talking, of course, about his protagonist’s journey in A Price Above Rubies, but this accurately reflects one’s career ...