Thursday, March 1, 2007

Within my control

Today's Quote from A Fancy Word for Simple:

If you want anything to actually change or to move ahead in your life you actually have to do it yourself, you can’t sit there and wait for somebody to talk about what you might want. . . you should actually keep dreams and desires inside and let them burn a little bit, and then they might come true.

-Russell Crowe

I completely agree with Mr. Crowe, here. I constantly have dreams burning inside me ... and it is what drives me forward every day. I like to dream big ... and then make them happen. I have had so many "dreams" come true in my life, because I treated them like goals, completely possible, and totally within my sphere of control. If I want to travel internationally, well, then I have to save my pennies, and cut back in other areas, and make sure I block out some vacation time. If I want to refurnish a room, I'd better start gathering ideas & looking for places that carry the things I really like. I've always been like this -- I cannot remember a time in my life that I felt like I should just sit and wait for something to show up. Opportunity does sometime knock...but if you don't even know you want that opportunity, you'll just shut the door in its face!


Mel said...

Gotta be looking for the next door to open instead of staring at the one that closed--that's my line of thinking.

I don't know that I totally agree--cuz I've never been able to arrive anywhere that I dreamed for myself BY myself.....people have always gotten to be a part of the equation to arriving.
Maybe that's cuz I AM such an independent cuss, huh?

Paula said...

We are so alike, I have done everything by myself for years.
If you wait for someone to help or do it for you, it will be a long time coming!!
When my BIL, Nigel was alive, he would talk me through things so I learned to do them but with his strict guidance. I miss him terribly.