I have told you time and time again, the most effective way to live is as a warrior. Worry and think before you make any decision, but once you make it, be on your way, free. That’s the Warrior’s way. You should know by now that a man of knowledge lives by acting, not by thinking about acting.
One goes to knowledge or to war with fear, with respect, aware that one is going to war, and with absolute confidence in oneself. Put your trust in yourself, not in me. A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it.
In order to become a man of knowledge one must be a warrior, not a whimpering child. One must strive without giving up, without flinching, until one sees.
The basic difference between an ordinary man and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary man takes everything as a blessing or a curse.
The art of being a warrior is to balance the wonder and the terror of being alive.
You already know how. All you need now is practice.
-Don Juan, Carlos Castoneda