Don’t stand in your own shadow; get your little self out of the way so your big self can stride forward.
Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny spark of possibility within you into the flame of achievement.
Follow the advice of Socrates: Know Thyself: know your strengths and your weaknesses; your relation to the universe; your potentialities; your spiritual heritage; your aims and purpose; take stock of yourself.
Create the kind of self you will be happy to live with all your life.
~ Wilferd A. Peterson, The Art of Living (1961)