I used say that “fight the inertia” should be my mantra. I get stuck in ruts and patterns too easily. I need to break out of those and try new things, even if it’s just turning off the TV and getting off the couch.

That’s still true, but thanks to my good friend Pascal, I now have a new mantra: “Trust yourself more.”

It’s infinitely scarier and more challenging, but that’s what makes it so great.