— Eleanor Roosevelt
Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” is now bookmarked in my search history. The happy music – become Applebee’s ad – keeps me laughing along with folks who exuberantly dance without worrying about failing. See examples
That said, consider Mark Twain’s words,
20 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.
See Succeed and Soar’s The Rescue Airboat” post.
Did you know that Halle Barry slept in a homeless shelter early in her acting career?
Did you know that when Howard Schultz told his mother he wanted to work with a coffee company, she wept, crying, “Are you crazy? Who’s going to buy coffee?” Schultz’s response, “I just felt I had to follow my dreams.” With his help, Starbucks grew from 60 stores to 16,000 outlets.
Did you know that Ed Sheeran slept in London Underground train stations and on top of heating vents on the way to becoming one of the biggest names in music?
What if they’d been stopped by these obstacles that end too many dreams?
- The need for certainty, stability and predictable outcomes
- Limiting beliefs that make us feel not good or smart or deserving enough to have what the heart desires.
Fortunately, thinking about what brings joy overcomes these barriers. Also, writing out your story, finding our communities and these “Finding Your Life Purpose tips from Tony Robbins’ Team.
Addicted2Success offers “7 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams,” which include:
- Give yourself permission
- See fears and move past them
- Take small steps daily
- Read all seven
For added encouragement, see CBS News story of Walker Hayes’ tough, tragic journey to “Fancy Like.”
Hayes has caused so much happiness that I wonder how much more joy the world would contain if — each day — everyone asked Eleanor Roosevelt’s question: What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?
As Seth Godin said, “The only thing worse than starting something and failing … is not starting something.”
Christopher Reeve said, “So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.”
Succeed and Soar!
Along with thoughts on Eleanor Roosevelt’s statements and topics as vast as the universe, here are books I’ve been reading this month.Nothing to See Here. See Review: Captivated Reading Review.
Toms River. See Review: New York Times Review.
Born A Crime. See Review: C.aprichos Books Review
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- On Home Page, click on item with art that interests.
- Scroll down. “Also available on” presents about five choices.
- Below, select: View this design on ??? products. Here are all options.
Up to twelve artworks are offered at a time. They appear and vanish. Buy when available.
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