LIVE YOUR DREAM THROUGH OVERCOMING OBSTACLES AND NEVER EVER QUIT (FROM “INSPIRATIONAL BOOKS”)
Pascal once said: “Our achievements of today are but the sum total of our thoughts of yesterday. You are today where the thoughts of yesterday have brought you, and you will be tomorrow where the thoughts of today take you.”
A collection of thoughts and quotations compiled by Craig Lock
(in 1994) …
Quotations in this article have been extracted from ‘A THIRD SERVING OF CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL’ and ‘CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE MIND: 101 stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit’. These fine books were written and compiled by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Sincere thanks to Jack and Mark for sharing your “global voice of inspiration” through your work…and most importantly, for encouraging and inspiring me to follow my path in life – no matter what!.
“What you ARE is as important as what you do.”
“Who you are speaks so loudly I can’t hear what you’re saying.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.”
– Henry Ford
No matter what path you are on, people (often well-meaning) will not understand and will criticise you. Are you strong enough to handle the critics?
Passionate people, who live their dreams, embrace what they love and never give up. They overcome many (and often seemingly insurmountable) obstacles on the path to success in pursuing their life vision.
“Obstacles cannot crush me; every obstacle yields to stern resolve.”
– Leonardo Da Vinci
“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
– Henry Ford
“We who lived in the concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread. They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof, that everything can be taken away from a man but one thing: The last of his freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
– Viktor E. Frankl in his powerful and moving book, ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’