When my self-respect depends on opinions of others, I am a slave to the myth.  I will love self whether I sink or swim.  I am proud of me due to my courage to go for it.  The audience out here don’t measure my failure or my success, I do.  Therefore, the only person I’m trying to impress is me.  Waiting for respect from others is ridiculous.  I play ultimately to audience of me and when I lose myself in the effort I know that I’m on the right track.  Being aware that some days will be hard is ok because life without struggle is not reality.  I term my success on courageously living each day to the max while being true to me.