Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
– Mark Twain
I was so inspired by this post on the blog ‘Of Undisputed Origin‘ that I just had to comment on it further here. It discusses what makes people great. Is it a trait some people are born with, or something we can all work to achieve? Continue reading
“When you throw everything up in the air anything becomes possible.”
― Salman Rushdie
I entered the new year much as the same as everyone else: I cheered, I drank, and I considered all the things I was going to do with this bright, shiny, clean year ahead – namely all the things I didn’t do last year. Continue reading
Stop living your life to gain the approval of others and start living according to your own values. Do what makes you happy. This is the only way to achieve success.
Here’s a 3 minute video to help give you a little perspective for the week ahead. Why not watch it while you sip your Monday morning coffee … guaranteed it’ll be the best coffee you drink all week. Continue reading
Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
― Arthur Miller
Regrets: I have them. We all do, I guess. We’re not supposed to, I’m told. You should never have regrets … but never seems quite strong a viewpoint to have. I think there’s some value in regret. Continue reading
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
[verb] come or bring to a resolution in the mind as a result of consideration
Stems from the latin ‘de’ meaning ‘off’, and ‘caedere’ meaning to ‘cut’.
Make the decision, here and now, to live your dream. Cut out all things that are not part of this dream. Remove everything that distracts or prevents you from fulfilling your dream.
This is the essence of becoming truly great.
Written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, the Desiderata (latin for desired things) is a prose poem highlighting this very wise man’s philosophy on how to live a happy life.
Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious to carve and paint the very atmosphere and medium through which we look… To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts.
– Henry David Thoreau
I have heard life described by some as a blank canvas, yours to create as you wish. To be honest, I’m not sure what my thoughts are on this.