” I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather my sparks should burn out in a blaze than they should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than asleep and permanent as a planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.”~ Jack London
I just finished reading the book “Running on Empty” by Marshall Ulrich, a true story of his run across America traveling 3,063 miles in 52 days at the age of 57. Amazing huh? He uses this quote by Jack London at the end of his story to describe how he came to decide to “live every day as if it were my last.” Something I aspire to do.
In the paragraph following the above quote Marshall says this “Why do the easy expected thing? It takes guts to follow your dreams. Courage. Many people, even those who love you, don’t understand how compelling that can be, and will try to keep you in the “safety zone”. But f*#! that. Half the fun is venturing into the unknown, taking on the difficult task that yields new knowledge, doing more and testing your limits.”
I recommend anyone in need of an inspiring story of courage and strength to read “Running on Empty”, but if it is not your “cup o’ tea” just take away this little tidbit~ Live with fire! Have the courage to follow dreams. Just imagine how they can grow into realities even greater! You will have supporters and opponents, but ultimately the one person you can count on to make those dreams become your reality: You.
~As always- Enjoy.Live.Love.Imagine.Most of all BT2U.
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“…Have the courage to follow dreams…”
Good stuff. Thanks.