Great White Shark
Join Date: Apr 2013
Language: Galactic Basic, machine language
When my SA was at its highest, I always had a particular goal in mind: graduating and moving to the US. I didn't just "want" these things; I made the decision and left myself no other choice, but to accomplish these goals.
When your dedication is so strong, then every anxiety or fear that you feel merely strays you away from the path temporarily, but doesn't knock you out. You always get back, stronger than before, and keep going.
The mistake many people make, I feel, is they just go about their life randomly, hoping that tomorrow will bring something better. But the thing is, you have to know what your goals are, where it is you are going. Otherwise, you will just wander in the dark, and every emotion, positive or negative, will change your direction.
Of course, simply having a goal is not enough. Just because I proclaimed that my goal is to earn a billion dollars, doesn't mean I will actually walk in that direction. You must fanatically believe in your ability to achieve your goal, and to systematically work on your skills that will allow you to achieve that. If these two conditions are satisfied, then your life has a direction, and even if you never reach the destination, you will still be getting somewhere every day, feeling satisfaction and increasing confidence.