10 Quotes on Following Your Dreams


wisdom book copyI wanted to offer some quotes on following your dreams since I recently decided to transition from a stable job as a defense contractor to my passion: writing about mental health. The following quotes are from a great little book called “2500 Years of Wisdom: Sayings of the Great Masters.”

You’ll break the worry habit the day you decide you can meet and master the worst that can happen to you. – Arnold Glasow

Affirmation of life is the spiritual act by which man ceases to live thoughtlessly and begins to devote himself to his life with reverence in order to give it true value. – Albert Schweitzer

Do what you have to do, so you can what you want to do. –Anonymous

To change one’s life:
a. Start immediately
b. B. Do it flamboyantly
c. No exceptions
Never suffer an exception to occur till the new habit is securely rooted. – William James

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. – Jim Ryuh

Take risks: if you win, you will be happy; if you lose, you will be wise. – Anonymous

If you’re never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances. –Julia Sorel

Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice? Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant. –Robert Louis Stevenson

A day dawns, quite like other days; in it a single hour comes, quite like the other hours; but in that day and in that hour the chance of a lifetime faces us. – Malthie Babcock

Originally published on Sanity Break at Everyday Health.

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Therese Borchard
I am a writer and chaplain trying to live a simple life in Annapolis, Maryland.

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