Words for the Soul:  Chasing Your Dreams

Words for the Soul: Chasing Your Dreams



KiraGrace BlogStanding on the brink of a brand new year is exhilarating, but it can also feel a little daunting. New Year's resolutions are still fresh on the mind, yet the weight of reality has begun to settle in. It's all too tempting to brush off your personal goals for another day, another year. Or maybe you've even started shrinking your dreams down to a more comfortable, manageable size out of a spirit of hopelessness and fear of failure. 

What if we told you there was no such thing as failure? Things may not always go your way, but that doesn't mean you've failed. Disappointments simply alter our perspective and re-orient our feet more closely toward the direction we're meant to go. If this was the last week of your life, how would you live it differently? Do not bog down your life with fears and limits. This life is bursting at the seams with beauty and adventure! Do not be afraid to take risks and go big! Here's some words from the wise that have helped inspire us to dream as big as we possibly can:

Twenty 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.
– Mark Twain

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C.S. Lewis

There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure. – Paulo Coelho

You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you. – Maya Angelou 

I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. – Henry David Thoreau

I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream. – Vincent van Gogh

Time is what we want most, but what we use worst. – William Penn

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that you are less than capable of living. – Nelson Mandela

If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try. – Seth Godin

True happiness involves the pursuit of worthy goals. Without dreams, without risks, only a trivial semblance of living can be achieved. – Dan Buettner

A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities. – J. R. R. Tolkien

The future depends on what you do today. – Mahatma Gandhi

Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world. – Oscar Wilde

You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us. And the world will live as one. – John Lennon

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don't need to escape from. – Seth Godin

Don't be pushed by your problems. Be led by your dreams. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

– Mother Theresa

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