Always challenge yourself. Always bite off more than you can chew. Always. That is the key to life. Lack of prudence is the key to life.
Every time you take on a job that you’re well qualified for, or enter a relationship that you know you can handle, or begin a picture that you know you can paint, you waste your time. You know the outcome before you begin; you learn nothing, and in the grand scheme of things, you earn nothing — or at least, nothing that matters — no respect from others or from yourself, no accolades for having performed miracles or tamed beasts, no place in history for having faced insurmountable odds and won.
There is no winning in the business of guaranteed victories.
In order to win, you must begin by being almost certain to lose.
Every now and then, I get it.