Saturday, April 2

Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams ...

I just wanted to share a fantastic quote, one that was given to me on my 33rd birthday. As I get older, I forget not only what I have achieved, but what I am still capable of. A good friend of mine reminded me with these words from Henry David Thoreau. The first sentence is my favorite.

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavours to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. He will put some things behind, will pass an invisible boundary; new, universal, and more liberal laws will begin to establish themselves around and within him; or the old laws be expanded, and interpreted in his favour in a more liberal sense, and he will live with the license of a higher order of beings. In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.”


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