1. Don't try to fit in.
2. Don't give up. (Fall down 7 times, stand up 8 times.)
3. Get a good mirror. (Spend time with people who reflect your genius back to you.)
Chances are you’re looking to make a change, or contribute to the world in some new way. I’ve found the most fertile area for creation and self-expression is in the area of career – your livelihood. Whether it is a for-profit or philanthropic enterprise, the world is waiting for you. It doesn’t matter if you are being called from inspiration or desperation, the time to begin moving is now.
Start talking to your friends about your ideas. Hire a coach who can help you focus and support you in taking action. Don't let the past deter you. Every day is a fresh start. The world is waiting.