"All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king." - J. R. R. Tolkien 

The most crucial piece...



β€œGo confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” - Henry David Thoreau (but not really; read on.)

We've all been told to follow our dreams. 

Whether through the inspiring narrative behind every cartoon, or the reassuring warm feeling our parents give us. 

But here's the thing we aren't usually told. It's a simple change of context that may have changed everything all along.

The popularized quote above has been paraphrased and taken out of context.



"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King is THE quintessential example for the power and significance of perseverance.

If you push through. If you don't take no for an answer. If you embody the opposite of everything your enemy wishes to label you with. 

You will make it.

We cannot fail if we don't accept failure. It is just the difficulty of the journey to success that stops those who give up.

Perseverance is looking above and beyond the journey because we've already instilled a razor-sharp focus on the end goal. Everything else is temporary.

Fight for it. Like Dr. King, you can achieve your dream. 🌎😊 



"Everyday ask yourself: "What have I done to help someone today?" "What has anyone done to help me today?" and "What have I learnt?" - Charles Poiliquin

The journey to an extraordinary life takes extraordinary focus.

Keeping yourself close to your progress will keep you on the right track as you wonder what it is you should be focusing on.

What gets measured gets managed.



β€œIt doesn't matter where you start. Only that you begin.” - Robin Sharma

Explore & Experiment

The only way to find the best way is to risk failure.  Exploring the uncomfortable and experimenting with all possible hypotheses is a surefire way of finding what you're looking for.

Approach business as you would a mountain. Try new routes, but always be climbing! πŸ•΅οΈπŸ‘©β€πŸ’»πŸš€