Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Why Your Dreams Matter, And Why You Should Begin Now

Quote of the day:
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.
-H. Jackson Brown Jr.

One day you will look back at life filled with past events fading away into the distance, with a slight longing and yearning. Your eyes may even be filled with remorse for the things that you wished you had done, and for the opportunities that passed by you - of which you only gave a passing glance.

One day you will dream of the times that you wanted to try something new, but got discouraged by your own discouraged by those close to your heart. Someday everything will come into perspective, like the deep clouds t hat form on the horizon during a rain cloud.

One day you will remember today. The day you allowed your fear to overcome your dreams. Or the day you let your dreams overcome your fears. Your choice.

Have a happy July folks.

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  1. I fear nothing at my sea, I want something or I want to do something, I give it a go. When you've been in a hell hole, fear is pathetic.

  2. Couldn't agree more with this quote! Since returning from my semester abroad, I've been even more motivated to take risks and do what makes me happy. I don't want any regrets!


    Looks by Lau

  3. True dat!

    But I keep dreaming of Halle Berry being mad at me because she thinks I love Salli Richardson-Whitfield, and Janet Jackson is mad because she thinks Salli put her in the #3 position ! I would LOVE to live that dream!

  4. I needed to read that today, since I woke this morning feeling somewhat insecure. Thank you.

  5. @Patt Hatt: I couldn't agree more, wise words. N=Its great to have you on here, many thanks!

    @Christina Lau: That's a positive outlook indeed, glad to hear that. Thank you for stopping by, and all the best with everything!

    @Tamie: Hello and thanks for visiting!

    @George: That my friend is a delightful dream. Nice of you to drop by!

    @Valerie: I am glad that it was of great help to you, thanks and best wishes!

  6. This weekend I am taking a bold step, leaving behind the familiar into the unfamiliar.Comfort for slight discomfort but hey..."I will go down with this ship and I won't put my hands up and surrender" because I know in the end it's my sanity and joy that matters.

  7. Woow! This post really got me thinking. Thanks for sharing

  8. True that. I was a hugeass procrastinator. Now I try to start things I want to start the same day. Making a huge difference in my life.

  9. Doing it right now, no time like the present!

  10. The fears are the worst, but the society does kinda teach us to always fear something, to be modest, passive and quiet. Not the way to go....

  11. Very inspiring post, in more ways than one!

  12. I have always followed my heart--with some advice from my head, but my heart has always had the final word. I can look back with no regrets--for the good or the bad things that happened to me. I am not haunted by the "what ifs" because I took the leaps and chances. I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for the reminder. And thanks for stopping by my blog. I wish you had "follow by email". Have a wonderful weekend! :)

  13. I would agree, though I'm still glad I didn't do some of the dangerous things available.

  14. Great points--if we don't take risks, we'll never know. So far, I've had a pretty good life.

  15. Your words are wise. It's so important to live fully. Have a great day!

  16. Beautifully said, and how true. Words of wisdom we can always be reminded of.

  17. @Oyinlola Sobowale: What brave thoughts you have, all the best as you transition into your new goals. Thanks for stopping by!

    @Shilpa Chandrasekheran: Hello and thank you!

    @Alabekee Ola: Hello and thanks for coming by as always!

    @CookieCrumbs Inc.: That's a huge difference, and good to know that your fear has been banished. Best wishes always!

    @Two Bears Farm: Hello, and appreciate your visit!

    @Gwil W: That's the spirit sir. Many thanks for visiting!

    @DEZMOND: I agree about society painting us a picture that isn't valid. Good thoughts, thank you for stopping by!

    @Jeanne: I am glad that you found it inspiring. Nice of you to visit, thank you!

    @Rita: I am gladdened to hear that you are living life on your own terms with no regrets. You are welcome, and its great to have you stop by. I will look in to that 'follow by email' option, thanks for that! Have a nice weekend!

  18. @Bijoux: Hello, and thanks for visiting!

    @Sage: Yes indeed, one will never know without taking risks. Thanks for visiting!

    @Myrna R.: Greetings. Nice of you to come by as always!

    @My name is Erika.: Hello and quite agree indeed. Nice to see you on here!

    @Eniwealth: Hello and many thanks!

  19. What an inspirational post...and so very true. I never stop dreaming because if you do you cease to have motivation for life.
    I taught myself to paint back in 2005 at the age of fifty-nine. I would have lost many pleasurable moments of creating what I saw in my heart and soul if I hadn't had the "gumption" to try. This also applies to my writings and taking photos.
    One doesn't have to be better than the best at what they do...they just need to be the best that they can~


  20. Definitely inspirational. I already have things I regret not doing, so I should take this advice to heart.

  21. You definitely have to follow your dreams!

  22. Dammn.... *removing cap* just what i needed yo start the year.

    Thanks for sharing ...

  23. I've often heard this quote. I guess it's to inspire people who aren't brave. Honestly, as I'm in my 50s now, I can tell you I'm far more disappointed in the things I did and people I wasted my time with 20 years ago than on things I didn't do.

  24. Yes ,we have to live now ,not later

    lovely Greets!

  25. That's why am trying to meet up with all my new year resolution. No time to check time. I need to accomplish something before I clock 30 next month.
    Thanks for your inspiration

  26. ''Sail away from the safe harbour''.. what a fantastic quote, I'll keep this in mind!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice


  27. First of all let me thank you for your comment. You are right about facing things and doing things before it's too late. Your best bet is to maybe accomplish 50%. You will always have some regrets. If you (the general you) don't, then congratulations! It has to be tough to accomplish all your dreams but that's no reason to stop trying.

  28. Ooooosshheeey Turn uP... King BlogoraTTi be making sense for days... I love this sir... loooovvvvveeetttt... You know yeah Oga Boss... at the end of all this ish called life Chief of staff, 2 things will linger on in our memories enroute and in the afterlife... 1. Gratitude for the ghen ghen choices we made... 2. Regrets for the choices we failed to make... It's amazing that in the after life yeaah, there might be memories... That's some scary ish eh... Truly sir... Today I choose to LIVE my Dreams and I choose to LEAVE my fears... Today I CHOOSE... as on the long run yeah... It's my choice that matters...

    You see ehn Blogoratti... **scratches relaxed due ori go go ro hair... Once in like 1000 days ba... The brain in my skull aligns and then we draft up a quote... and one Eureka one came up yesterday as sent from the one who wrote my user manual... so here goes:

    "I choose to live happy... so when I die... The good ol memories will keep my soul alive forever..." #ItcanonlybeGOD

    King... The Choice is ours... Our life is in our hands (Will) not in our minds (Thoughts... Fears and doubts). Cheers sir... This was an apt read... :) and the crowd goes Yyyyyyyyeeeeaaahhhh mehn...

  29. So true. The trick is the starting of the new thing, though. It's hard to leave behind what we know for the unknown, even if that's what we really want.

  30. Hello,

    Amazing ! :D


  31. A lovely poignant post with so much truth :)

  32. This is really deep... Sometimes we lack the driving force to do the things we wish to do thereby leading to later years regrets...

  33. Totally agree!
    I love to follow My dreams!
    Happy friday!
    xo Paola
    My Facebook

  34. This is is powerful.I love love.

  35. @Jan: Greetings to you, and what wonderful insights you have provided. I like the fact that you had the will to do what you wanted to do, while also realising that you could enjoy it while being the best that you can -without worrying about being better than the best. Great thoughts indeed, Jan. I thank you for your comment and for visiting!

    @Kate Larkindale: I'm glad you will take it to heart. Its really nice of you to stop by, thank you!

    @Sherry Ellis: Yes indeed. Nice of you to visit!

    @okala chigozie: Hello, many thanks for coming by!

    @Lexa Cain: I understand your perspective, so the key is to really find a balance between doing what one wants to do, and making sure its something that can impact others in a good way- by focusing on the important things, friends and family that matter. Appreciate your comment and nice of you to drop by!

    @LoveT.: Yes indeed, nice of you to visit!

    @bolatito fashina: Good idea, stick to your guns and hope for the best always. Thanks for visiting and best wishes!

    @Gabrielle: Thank you for visiting!

    @BostonBoy: Hello and you are welcome. Yes indeed, there will always be regrets for some things that we do, and we live and learn. And definitely there's no need to stop dreaming. Thanks for that and for visiting!

    @Duru Adolphus Jnr.: Great thoughts and I see your perspective is really improving indeed. Happiness as you've rightly mentioned is key, and our life is in our own hands -not anybody else's, and its up to us to decide how we want to live, on our own terms. Many thanks for your creative perspective, and great to have you on here as always!

    @Liz A.: Great point you raised, it is indeed hard sometimes to try the unknown and go out of our comfort zone. Appreciate your comment and visit!

    @Sarah Modeee: Hello, and welcome. Nice of you to drop by!

    @Pinky Poinker: I'm glad that you found it so. Thank you for visiting my spot, and hope to see you soon!

    @Ines RdP: Hello, thank you for stopping by!

    @glowy shoe: I agree about the lack of will. Many thanks for visiting again!

    @Paola Laurento: Greetings lovely. Good for you indeed. Nice seeing you, and have a nice weekend!

    @Elle: Hello, nice of you to drop by and thanks for your comment!

  36. It's a funny thing about life: you can never be sure what you're going to regret later. It's also easy to torture yourself over the road not taken. What is there to do except to live as best you can and make the most of the journey?

  37. This quote has a great meaning- why do we always limit ourselves and do so much less than we could? Wishing you a great weekend! :) xx Maja

  38. I just want to look back on my life when I'm old and grey and have no regrets.

  39. As long as I dream in colour, and dreams don't become nightmares, I will carry on.
    Great read. Thanks!

  40. May all my dreams never die - that's why I need to take action to avoid stories that touch. You write beautifully.


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