“If you are alone you belong entirely to yourself. If you are accompanied by even one companion you belong only half to yourself or even less in proportion to the thoughtlessness of his conduct and if you have more than one companion you will fall more deeply into the same plight.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
The courage to lead requires turning your back to the crowd & going your own direction.
Will you be hated? Misunderstood?
Blamed & criticized?
Without a doubt!
But stay true to yourself & your beliefs & you will truly be able to move mountains.
“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.”—Leo Tolstoy
I could give you four quarters for a dollar or you can get the change yourself.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”
— Leonardo da Vinci
In the shower I really had a whole article I was going to write inspired by this quote, but I forgot it…haha, I guess it will come back if it’s meant to.
Do you ever get carried away in thinking about what other people are doing?
I don’t do that, but! – I’ve found out that a lot of people actually spend their entire lives watching & talking about other people, while never living their own life.
What a life!! haha…
But I’m not actually laughing…
This article is a reminder to myself to — Although others are living their lives watching & talking about other people, To NOT be one of them on the sidelines watching & chatting, but to actually BE in the game.
Be Live. Be in the Action & Create while everyone else is on the sidelines watching & talking about you & I, The Creators. The ones who choose to live & live fully.
So, let people talk. It’s what people do best! Let them watch us as we continue taking action, creating, playing, living.
“…That’s what alchemists do. They show that, when we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better, too.”
Life can be a mysterious experience, and yet, in one way that life is not mysterious is that when we become better versions of ourselves, everything around us improves.
This is a Fact of Life.
Why are you doing what you are doing?
Are you just staying busy or are you actually being productive?
And more importantly, what is it that you actually want to do?
What dreams do you have?
And how are you achieving them?
There is a big difference between being busy and being productive.
And we all have experienced both.
What’s important is what you do Today.
Know your why and then take action.
“Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.”
― F. Scott Fitzgerald
You lost the game.
You won it next week.
You fell down.
You got back up.
You’ve been hated.
You’ve been loved.
Why is it easier for people to cling to the negative?
It could be, like Tupac said, that “fear is stronger than love.”
Or it could be the result of societies current dogmas.
Societies change, history shows us this, but it always begins at an individual level.
You may have been defeated once, or even hundreds of times, but life is not done with you yet.
Don’t confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Where are you going?
What’s the rush?
Sometimes a sense of urgency is necessary, and sometimes it’s not.
And sometimes we’re all so busy rushing around that we forget the joy in this moment.
Take a deep breath.
Be here, now.
And from here, you can go anywhere.
“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.”
– Lao Tzu
The direction of your life depends on you and your vision.
(if you aren’t happy with your life currently, a new vision might help)
Dream some more.
Pray some more.
And now you’re on your way.
“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.”
– Lao Tzu
What dream do you have?
Are you taking actions towards your dream?
What is one thing you can do today to begin turning dreams into reality?
It won’t happen overnight, but it won’t happen until you first have the dream.