“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine and light
which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true. “
– Woodrow Wilson
People like to believe talent, luck, success, skill to be given to you by… don’t know. They’re just given to you, I suppose. They’re just things you recognize in other people, but never in yourself.
People tend to believe that greatness cannot be achieved. It is granted.
I say this is wrong.
“The struggle alone pleases us, not the victory.” – Blaise Pascal
Imagine if somehow, through a miraculous occurrence, you’d be offered the chance to get what you want most out of life. Your heart’s desire. Right here, right now.
Would you take it?
No strings attached, no soul-selling required.
But would you take it? Would you want to get all that you ever wished for right now?
Would you be able to hold on to it? Appreciate it?
Do you have the knowledge, experience, mental state, support system, friends to keep this dream come true a reality? Continue reading
“That which is dreamed can never be lost, can never be undreamed.” – Neil Gaiman
It was a dark and stormy night. No, I’m just kidding. But it was night though. A cold, winter night. You know, the air is so cold, it rubs like sandpaper against your throat. You can feel it going down your lungs.
Me and my mother were taking the tram home after having visited my grandfather.
That’s when I decided to become a writer. It just happened.
I had an idea and that night I began writing. This idea soon became a dream.
My most important dream: to become a writer. Continue reading
“Clarify your purpose. What is the why behind everything you do? When we know this in life or design it is very empowering and the path is clear.” – Jack Canfield
I often tell people that the few months I spent writing and posting my stories on Wattpad were the happiest I have yet to live. I have made the decision to see only the nostalgic beauty of those moments and not the absurd struggle.
Don’t you feel that sometimes we try so hard to turn real life into art? To turn our past into a story that could never be true? A story that is either better or worse than anything “real”? Continue reading
It’s my honest opinion that we all want to leave our mark on this world. Some of us may not recognize this urge, but we all want to change something, to alter things, to create something that will last longer than us. Even if it is a scar. Yes, there are plenty out there who just want to inflict pain, because that’s the only thing they can do. Or the only thing they think they can do. Continue reading
Imagine someone deposits $86,400 in your account. You can do with the money as you please. No questions asked. But at midnight, all the money you didn’t spend disappears, but you receive another $86.400.
The thing about this mysterious deal is that you never know when you’ll stop receiving the money.
So what do you do?
How to best spend the money? Continue reading
“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all he can do.”– Henry Drummond
To push oneself to the limit. And beyond. In a way, this is what living a meaningful life is all about. The struggle, the desire to achieve more than seems possible.
Our potential is endless, our capacity for expansion exceeds our imagination.
More. More. More. Continue reading