There are some things in life that simply cannot be explained. This does not mean they should not be believed. I cannot prove that if you start following your heart, the Universe will reward you in kind. I cannot prove that if you start to think about your dreams all the time, they will materialize …
“Success is not final; failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill
“You gotta have a little bit of a passion for whatever you’re doing. Sometimes, something might be more economically viable, but you don’t have a buzz for it. I’d say, just go for something you have a passion for and follow through. Because your energy is going to be more involved in doing whatever you have a passion for. If you have a passion for something and you really enjoy it, just keep with it. It will follow through, and you’ll have fun, and you’ll be successful at it.”
“Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.” -Henry Miller
We are all a lot braver than we perceive ourselves to be. I’ve lived in a foreign country; graduated from college with high marks; and recovered from months of bed rest and resultant mind-numbing solitude. We’ve all overcome challenges we didn’t think we could. Just because we don’t know what’s going to happen, doesn’t mean we can’t handle it. You have to trust your instincts, and you have to have faith. Your life just doesn’t work as well if you don’t. And each day, I inch towards courage. I move towards faith. I believe in a brighter future now. I believe in myself.
“Man is asked to make of himself what he is supposed to become to fulfill his destiny.”
Laying eyes on the Taj Mahal at sunrise? Totally. Writing a book? Piece of cake. Becoming rich? Squirrel-suiting? Why not? You can do those things. Getting to this place of fearlessness requires work and commitment; a hefty of helping of soul-searching; and an open mind. Figuring out who you are as you the person you dream yourself to be requires a little creativity. So commit. Do it.
“Anything you do that’s worthwhile is going to be difficult. If its easy, its not worth doing. Its the person who is persistent, who battles it out that succeeds.”
The truth is, you can do anything you set your mind to. You just have to believe you can.
“If you fear things, then you’re going to be afraid. If you embrace things, then you’re going to embrace them. I think it comes down to attitude. I really do.”