This is the perfect post for a Friday before a holiday weekend...
For years, I pretty much stopped reading for pleasure or my own personal growth. I was so wrapped up in what I do every day that reading just seemed to be an extension of work. Well, Sheila helped me snap out of that and I read a lot more than I used to and doing my best to make it authors and topics all outside of photography. It sounds so stupid to suggest the obvious, that reading can create inspiration, but so often it’s just a simple one liner that hits home.
We’re coming up to the last quarter of the year. I don’t care how good a year you might have had or how positive a person you are, everybody has had to deal with their fair share of challenges. So, I had some fun on the Internet and went searching for some cyber space wisdom and found some incredible thoughts.
- From Mary Kay Ash: We must have a theme, a goal, a purpose in our lives. If you don’t know where you’re aiming, you don’t have a goal. My goal is to live my life in such a way that when I die, someone can say, she cared.
- From Mark Twain: Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
- From Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA: Only those who are asleep make no mistakes.
- From motivational author, Wayne Dyer: When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.
- And one of my favorites from Gandhi: Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Wishing all of you a safe and spectacular Labor Day weekend. And, if you're outside the U.S. then enjoy the weekend and spend some time appreciating friends and fami