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Ideals are like stars: You will not succeed in touching them with your hands.
But like the seafaring men on the desert of waters, you choose them as your
guides. And following them you will reach your destiny.
original source: Carl Schurz
submitted by: Bridget McCarte
Follow Your Destiny Wherever it Leads You
There comes a time in your life
when you realize that if you stand still,
You remain at this point forever.
You realize that if you fall and stay down, life will pass you by.
Life’s circumstances are not always what you might wish them to be.
The pattern of life does no necessarily go as you plan.
Beyond any understanding, you may at times be led in different directions
that you never imagined, dreamed or designed.
Yet if you had never put any effort into choosing a path, or tried to carry
out your dream, then perhaps you would have no direction at allS*
Rather than wondering about or questioning the direction your life has
taken-accept the fact that there is a path before you now.
Shake off the “why’s” and “what if’s” and rid yourself of confusion
Whatever was-is in the past
Whatever is-is what’s important.
The past is a brief reflection.
The future is yet to be realized.
Today is here.
Walk your path one step at a time-with courage, faith and determination.
Keep your head up, and cast your dreams to the stars.
Soon your steps will become firm, and your footing will be solid again.
original source: unknown
submitted by: Brian Light
Last week, 200 of us traveled through bitter cold and snowy conditions to
spend 24 hours together in La Crosse, Wisconsin for a phenomenal leadership
conference. I had a blast delivering several presentations to the group,
but for me the magic appeared in the small group conversations during the
down times. It was in those moments that I felt most connected to the
I am beginning to understand that our destinies do not lie in the huge
milestones that we strive to achieve, but instead in the daily decisions of
how we treat others and ourselves. It is through these seemingly small and
mundane daily events that true potential can emerge.
If you want to create a new destiny for yourself, I challenge you to make
some small and significant changes in your life TODAY that over time will
compound into a magnificent future.
Peace to you,