Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours. Begin difficult things while they are easy. A thousand-mile journey begins with one step. Nothing comes from doing nothing. Normal is not something to aspire to, it is something to get away from. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity. Successful people act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Whoever I am and whatever I am doing, some kind excellence is within my reach.
To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. Do not compromise yourself. You are all you have got. You do not have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things, to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think. If you are never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take chances. Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they are yours.