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Friday, July 6, 2012

Life is Short; Live It Full-Out

There are so many quotes that support going for your dreams. Here are just a few: 
  • Your wealth is hiding under the very thing you are afraid to do. Dr. Joe Vitale, motivational author and speaker
  • Trust your crazy ideas.  Dan Zadra
  • Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • Procrastination is attitude's natural assassin. There's nothing so fatiguing as an uncompleted task. William James
  • A year from now you will wish you had started today. Karen Lamb
  • If prayer is when we speak to God, then intuition is when God speaks to us. Wayne Dyer
  • Don’t ask yourself what the world needs—ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who come alive.  Harold Thurman Whitman, philospher and theologian
  • Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real. Deepak Chopra, mind-body healing authority
  • Do not live your life by default, failing to decide and letting others choose.  Denise Barker
  • My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother. Wilma Rudolph (1940-1994), Olympic Gold Medalist
  • Drop the wrong thought and you lose the problem it creates. Vernon Howard 
  • Love is what we were born with. Fear is what we learned here. Marianne Williamson, spiritual activist, author, lecturer
  • The energy of the mind is the essence of life. Aristotle
  • When you make a choice, you change the future. Deepak Chopra, mind-body healing authority
  • Most people are not going after what they want. Even some of the most serious goal seekers and goal setters - they're going after what they think they can get. Bob Proctor, author, speaker
  • Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to; all they need is one reason why they can. Willis Whitney
  • Be who you are and be that well. Saint Francis de Sales
  • It's easy to avoid the things that frighten us if we wander around for a while. Stalling takes many forms, and one of them looks like a shortcut. Things that look like shortcuts are actually detours (disguised as less work).  Seth Godin
  • All great changes are preceded by chaos. Deepak Chopra
  • Adversity introduces a man to himself. Anonymous
  • Is your house organized?  Your car?  Your office?  Your purse or wallet?  One’s personal space is a reflection of their mind. Mary Morrissey
  • Encourage your children to express their enthusiasm and delight. Let them believe the world is full of wonderful things and they themselves full of splendid possibilities. They can learn self-repression in later years, but enthusiasm, once lost, can be lost forever. Bruce Barton
  • Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now. Goethe
  • The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat. Lily Tomlin
Yes, we need to make a living. But stop and consider: Could you be happier and still pay your bills on minimum wage? Less stress. If a guy, no tie. If a gal, no pantyhose. Short commute. (Go green!) Save on gas and gain more time to put toward fulfilling a heart-spun goal that benefits your mind, body and soul.

To some, their dreams are worth working sixty-hour weeks for a couple years to begin their dream during their "off hours" and, thereafter, have the full freedom of self-employment.

Maybe for others, it entails a roommate or moving back in with the folks.  Giving up a second car and using the one for a decade.

Brown-bagging it for lunch. Crock-Pot cooking that morning to negate the drive-thru habit that evening.

Sometimes the biggest boon to your life is what you do for free.

And are willing to do so for years, until the right audience for you locates you and your gift.

But your payday will come.

Don't believe me?  Check your Bible.  Proverbs 18:16 (KJV) - A man's gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

For me, it is my creative career, my writing, copyediting. I get small royalty checks pretty much monthly, while my freelancing pays most of the bills. As more of my readers find me, I expect earnings from the royalties to exceed freelance earnings.

And now that I've made the blissful leap, I cannot fathom living any other way.
Denise Barker, author + blogger +
Freelance Copy Editor, http://bit.ly/freelanceCE
Good Ole Boys, a love story at http://amzn.to/GoodOleBoys

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