It's July 4th and probably one of the slowest days of the year for anybody with a blog. It's also a long holiday weekend and for many of you this is an opportunity to spend time with family, friends, kick back a little and ponder the meaning of life.
This is a very short post today, mostly because I loved this long quote from philosopher, Alain de Botton and there's not a lot I can really add.
"A lot of the time our ideas about what it would mean to live successfully are not our own. They're sucked in from other people. And we also suck in messages from everything from the television to advertising to marketing....We should focus on our ideas and make sure that we own them, that we're truly the authors if our own ambitions. Because it's bad enough not getting what you want, but it's worse to have an idea of what it is you want and find out at the end of the journey that it isn't, in fact, what you wanted all along."
There it is, the perfect thought for so many of you who are chasing your dreams. The fun of chasing dreams comes out of all the experiences from the journey. Just make sure your destination is the choice of your heart and soul. As I've written before, you can't create images that tug at people's heartstrings if your own heart is somewhere else!
Wishing everybody a wonderful July 4th weekend and time to relax, laugh a lot and spend time with the people you care most about. And, in those moments of time alone, think about your journey and make sure your dreams are truly your own.
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