It`s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you`re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.
When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.