Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
“‘Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more…” The Raven – Edgar Allen Poe
As this year comes to a close, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who’s been reading my ramblings. Inspiration can come from anywhere. The secret is to act like a computer, absorb and analyze everything that comes your way. Discard the garbage and keep everything that seems useful, for one day it may come in handy.
Never close your mind to other possibilities. If you aren’t willing to bend, to adapt to what’s around you, chances are you’ll break and everyone else will pass you by.
If you have a dream, go after it. Make a plan on how you will achieve your dream, and then follow through. Having a dream alone will turn you into a sad old person.
Never put your fate in the hands of someone else. They will take you along with them only while it helps them achieve their goals. No one, aside from truly close blood and friends will look out for you. Putting your complete fate in someone else’s hands will almost always result in broken dreams and promises.
Always remember, if it is to be, it is up to me! You have to make it happen. If you’re dreaming, it means you’re not out there doing. Don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone. It is by failing over and over again that we learn and grow and one day reach our dreams.
So, for 2013, rather than make a new years resolution, make an action plan on how you can reach your goal. The time to do it is now, not later when someone else comes along to do it for you. Your life will really start once your begin your plan. Struggle now, so that you can take it easy for the rest of your life.