— The god of the doorway greets the wolf at his threshold. —
Just pick a goal and stick to it―no big complicated secret.
I’m going on a diet. (Crud, I know.)
I am going to be cranky.
I am going to be irritable.
I am going to be moody and sad and mean.
And, yes, I am going to be hungry.
Please don’t feed me, even if I try to bite you.
Please don’t tease me, I may hurt you.
Please don’t try to encourage me, I may growl and snap at you.
Please don’t help me, I may blame you for everything aggravating in the known universe.
Please don’t be offended by my scowl, I cannot smile.
But most importantly, please keep your distance until this trial is over in order to prevent any unnecessary casualties.
Thank you for your understanding.
Goals are my north star. My compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel. Goals are motivations with wind in their sails—they carry me forward despite the storms.
If you truly wish to change what is without, you must first change what festers within.
“Don’t simply exist in this world, but grasp life’s potential by the jacket. Dare it to be all it can.
Make life historical—a gripping account of accomplishment.
Make life a mystery—a challenging, bold adventure.
Make life heartfelt—an enduring, poetic romance.
Whatever it is you make of your world, live the fairytale.”
No one stands at the beginning of a race and then suddenly finds himself at the end having never taken a step forward. And if that were to happen—the sweat and struggle avoided—what stories would he have to tell? The goal includes the journey; it’s all part of the dream.
We never think lightly of those who walk with us on our uphill days.
I believe the main purpose of life is to accept with gratitude what you’ve been blessed with so you may use those gifts to mold yourself into the best person you can possibly be. Learning to discern things of true value from those of little or no worth is part of the process.
Trust in the silent doers. It is far more difficult to put your dreams into action than into flowery words.
To persist with a goal, you must treasure the dream more than the costs of sacrifice to attain it.
Do it again.
Play it again.
Sing it again.
Read it again.
Write it again.
Sketch it again.
Rehearse it again. Run it again. Try it again.
Because again is practice, and practice is improvement, and improvement only leads to perfection.
Through sheer volume of passing days you will travel a great distance in your lifetime. Imagine where you might stand if your footsteps steered toward a single goal.
Don’t be afraid to try, because you never look back on life and smile at what you could have attempted. Joy only brightens your countenance over those things you did attempt.
“Brazen it out! Throw away the scabbard! Grit your teeth, buckle down, and die with your boots on! Or in other words, be determined and resolved until you accomplish the thing you set out to accomplish.”
When a person boldly declares “You can’t” he might as well add on “Can you?” knowing this spoken roadblock only serves to fuel a challenge in naturally stubborn souls.