If one does not with intent establish, formalize and internalize a personal framework for living, one only exists but has no soul. An understanding of self and the belief in self is what provides the foundation for knowing the essence of being. To function with confidence, without fear or concern about ridicule, is a gauge of coherence. Some call this arrogance, some foolishness, but these are people who have yet to learn the beauty of focus and discipline driven by integrity. When you truly feel you are right, stick to your guns. Retrospect will support or disprove the decision. Expect feedback only when you don’t hit the mark – you are human.