1.People want you to be perfect. But we're not perfect. We're all fallible, flawed people. That's the reality of life.
2. Success is piece of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.
3. I imagine that I am neither as good as some people think nor as bad as some others consider me to be. Perhaps I am more like the one who said, " I am not what I ought to be, not what I want to be, not what I am going to be, but I'am thankful that I'am not what I used to be."
Mark Twain gave us good advice when he said, "The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself;" and "The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you understand why."
The very first step toward being what you can be is to know what you really are. The most interesting journey that a person can make is discovering yourself. An old Hindu Proverb can make that happen, "There is nothing noble about being superior to someone else. True nobility is being superior to your previous self." I am still working on that one but will never give up trying to obtain it.
We have unlimited potential because God never makes any junk. Regardless of the circumstances, if we never lose hope or give up, we will then and only then find peace, happiness, and success.