This inspires me

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain’s words have haunted me for more than ten years now…

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” ~ Ayn Rand

(def.) Babbitt–a person who conforms unthinkingly to middle-class standards, adhering to a conformist, materialistic, unimaginative way of life.
That’s most people, and that’s what I don’t want to be!

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in one pretty and well preserved piece, but to skid across the line broadside, thoroughly used up, worn out, shouting WOOHOO…what a ride!” ~ Hunter S. Thompson

No matter what happens in life, sometimes hot chocolate and a burned sausage make you happier than all the money in the world. ~ Yvonne Zagermann,

“When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back– Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ Goethe

“No matter what you do in your life, what you create, what career you have, whether you have a family or kids, or make a lot of money… your greatest creation is always going to be your life’s story. Because it’s like this container that holds all of those other things.” ~ Jonathan Harris

“I wanted to find a way to be more in the moment, to be more in every day; to understand time more and to understand my life more, to have more memories – all of these things. Basically, to live more richly, as a human life, not just as a work life.” ~ Jonathan Harris

“Far away…are my highest aspirations. I might not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead!” ~ Louisa May Alcott

“If you’re struggling to decide what you most want to do or be, your envy will point the way.” ~ Jennifer Gresham (Woohoo!)

“You are a mashup of what you let into your life.” ~ Austin Kleon

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being. It may even be assumed that just as the unconscious affects us, so the increase in our consciousness affects the unconscious.” ~ Carl Jung

“O how full of briars is this working-day world!” ~ Shakespeare

“I believe it’s your moral responsibility to find the thing that makes you lose track of time, the thing that empties all the racing thoughts from your head and leaves you deaf to the oven timer so you forget about the cookies until the smoke finds you.  Writing is my thing.  Here’s to hoping you find yours.” ~ Lela Davidson

“What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” ~ Robert Schuller

“We are all searching for answers. The moment we stop that search, we cease to be empowered and the leaders of our own lives!”~ LaRae Quy

When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.  – Kahlil Gibran

“What you can do with your life, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, has little to do with what’s going on in the world. And everything to do with what you see as possible.” ~ The Universe

“If you were able to look back at your most brilliant successes, stunning comebacks, amazing catches, and smokin’ ideas, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, and you were to find that virtually all of them seemed to materialize out of thin air, when you least expected them, and that they had exceeded even your greatest expectations at the time, how excited would you be about the new year and whatever else I’ve got up my sleeve?” ~ The Universe

“Be still and know that I am God.” ~ Psalm 45 1

“Sometimes, instead of running from something scary in your life, it’s easier to learn not to be scared of it. Let it stay. Pull up a chair. Share some eggnog. Besides, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, you’re bigger… and you have wings.” ~ The Universe

“Whatever your problem or challenge may be, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, laugh at it. Laugh long and hard. Because you are forever and it is temporary. Ain’t no pain or vice, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, that you won’t prevail over and be more for.” ~ The Universe

“If you only knew, INSERT YOUR NAME HERE, how normal you were when you thought you were weird. How strong you were when you thought you were weak. And how ready you were when you thought you weren’t.” ~ The Universe

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