One of my all time favourite authors is Terry Pratchett and I recently started re-reading his book The Wee Free Men, and I loved this piece of advice that one of the adult witches gives to a youngster starting out. In a conversation between Miss Perspicacia Tick and Tiffany Aching, Miss Tick reminds Tiffany of this truth:
If you trust in yourself. . .and believe in your dreams. . .and follow your star. . . you’ll still get beaten by people who spent their time working hard and learning things and weren’t so lazy.
Love and Pratchett,