Strength to Pursue Dreams


We all need the strength to pursue our dreams. Read on these motivations and inspirations to help you tap into the courage and fortitude within, and remember, whatever your fear or challenge of the moment, this too will pass. Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.

When things go wrong as they sometimes will, when the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, when the funds are low and the debts are high, and you want to smile but you have to sigh, when care is pressing you down a bit, rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Success is failure turned inside out, the silver tint on the clouds of doubt, and you can never tell how close you are,

It may be near when it seems afar. So, stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit; it’s when things go wrong that you mustn’t quit. Don’t get discouraged; it is often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock. The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot. Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says, “I’ll try again tomorrow." You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures. Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan, "Press on," has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. Action is the antidote to despair. You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated. Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.

Our society is so caught up in winning; we forget that most of the great men and women in history have, at one time or another, failed at something, often repeatedly, and discouragingly. But each failure is nothing more than a brick in the wall that forms the foundation of our success. We can’t forget that. Don’t wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.

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