“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” Henry David Thoreau
Notice he didn’t say “go sheepishly, fearfully, or timidly.”
You were not born to live life quietly, hoping to get to the end of it without being noticed.
They’re simply plodding through life, working in a job that’s not what they want, wishing they were someplace else, living, as Thoreau also said, “Lives of quiet desperation.”
Personally, I like the quotation from French writer, Emile Zola, below:
“If you ask me what I came into this life to do, I will tell you: I came to live out loud.”
You came here to live your life. Are you living it? Are you living it out loud?
Each one of us was born with abilities and desires. As a matter of fact, many teachings point to to the idea that, if you have a desire to be, do, or have something, you are already in possession of the ability to make it a reality.
If you stop for a moment and think about your own deepest desires, I think you’ll agree that, not only are they well within the realm of possibility but that they are within your present reach.
You’re probably a lot closer to realizing your dreams than you realize.
One problem, especially among creative types, is that you cannot see how what you love to do can be turned into a source of income or, as is frequently the case, you’re blocked, not knowing how to bring your passion to fruition.
This frustration, combined with all the technology and social media activity that seems essential to your success, leaves you feeling overwhelmed.
Yes, as Napoleon Hill wrote in “Think and Grow Rich,” success requires specialized knowledge, however, it does not have to come from you.
You need to have the desire and the willingness to take the first step in faith. Once you’ve done that the next steps will begin to appear.
“and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
If you develop a strong commitment to your success and hold to your vision, taking whatever actions seem appropriate, you’ll soon see the pieces coming together.
You’ll meet the people necessary for you to progress, often in unusual ways. Resources will appear, seemingly out of nowhere.
All sorts of occurrences will take place as the Universe conspires for your success for, as our old friendThoreau taught us,
“he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.”
So here it is in all its simplicity:
- Advance confidently. Not fearfully.
- Endeavor to live the life you have imagined. Do your best.
- You will meet with success. Yes you will.
and create the life you were born to live