My dear,

Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.

Do the thing that scares you the most so that when you survive it, it actually means something. Do the hardest thing you can possibly do even if there’s an easier route so that you learn how to do hard work, few do.

Do everything that makes you shit your pants.

Because that thing probably makes other people shit their pants too. And I bet you that, after you’ve looked at it straight in the eye not backing down, your pants come out shit-less.

Falsely yours,
Charles Michael “Chuck” Palahniuk