1) Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
2) When obstacles arise, you change your direction to reach your goal; you do not change your decision to get there.
3) Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
4) Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.
5) Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.
6) Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
7) When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.
— Elon Musk
8) The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
9) The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.
10) Imagine your life is perfect in every respect; What would it look like?
11) Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
12) We generate fears while we sit. We overcome them by action.
— Henry Link
13) Energy and persistence conquer all things.
14) For every reason it’s not possible, there are hundreds of people who have faced the same circumstances and succeeded.
15) Infuse your life with action. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen… yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.
16) Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.
— Robert Louis Stevenson
17) A winner is a dreamer who never gives up.
80° weather and sunny, I can definitely enjoy this…At least for the next few days until the weather dropped to the 40’s on Friday. Anyway, this second week consisted of searching for a room and applying to jobs. I checked out multiple places and some were more interesting than others.
The first house I looked at had gun signs all over the outside of it, stating that violators will be shot. Interesting.. The people who lived there were from Georgia so maybe they were just used to trying to scare people with guns and gun signs. The guy who was showing me the house, who was around my age, asked me, “since you are a teacher how will you work during the summer? I don’t like people hanging out at the house.” Wow, that’s weird, maybe I won’t! So I definitely was not choosing to live there. The second house was even more interesting. I arrived in the evening, and to begin I’d like to say that we are all unique in our own ways; the world would be boring if we were all the same. The people at this second house were just different from me. They had animal bones and satanic figures throughout the house. They did seem like really nice people, but I don’t want to be in a satanic environment. So that was a no. My friend Kory came with me to the third house, which I visited on a different day than the other two. Marijuana is very normal in Colorado so it wasn’t surprising to see that in the third house… But the cocaine and rolled up $2 bills were a little surprising. There were scarface posters in each room and also a big flat screen TV in each room!! Haha, yes, even the bathroom! Ask Kory for the video of the bathroom TV if you’d like. Also the room I was looking at had been shot up by the owner. The girl showing me the room said that her boyfriend liked to shoot the wall sometimes and that he comes home at random times throughout the night. Gangster. It’s very interesting seeing multiple ways of life. It’s like, what makes someone do what they do? It’s cool though, because like I said, the world would be super boring if everyone was the same. I appreciate all the differences, but I know what sort of people I want to surround myself with. “If you hang out with 5 millionaires you are bound to be the 6th.” The people we surround ourselves with have a tremendous impact on our lives. Anyway I checked out a couple more rooms. I had emailed about 40 different people on craigslist to view each room. We have to persevere in this world to get what we want.
The next two rooms I checked out were actually great! The people seemed nice, considerate, and down to earth. I accepted the room at the last place I checked out. I look forward to having my own room and not sleeping on a couch!
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