Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. – Hellen Keller
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, who am I to be – brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so small
that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in us, it’s in everyone.
As we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
– Marianne Williamson, 1992
1994 Inaugural Speech – Nelson Mandela
“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”
“Don’t ever let somebody tell you…you can’t do something. You got a dream..you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves..they wanna tell you you can’t do it. If you want something go get it, period.“
“Try not. Do or do not. There is no try.” ~Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. ”
― Maya Angelou
“The worst thing that can happen to a man is for him to succeed before he is ready.” Martin Lloyd Jones
As we strain to grasp the things we desire, the things we think will make our lives better: money, popularity, fame… we ignore what truly matters, the simple things, like friendship, family, love. The things we probably already had.