Reading The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth by John Maxwell, and discovered this amazing poem:
If there were ever a time to dare,
To make a difference,
To embark on something worth doing,
It is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily—
But for something that tugs at your heart,
Something that’s your aspiration,
Something that’s your dream.
You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
Pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
That you are not afraid to learn by trying.
I think about what I’ve accomplished and how much more there is to achieve. I see the successes and disciplines in others – writers publishing books, entrepreneurs attracting investors, and professionals advancing their careers at an accelerating rate. Do I sometimes get jealous? Sure. But I also become inspired. Nobody gets anywhere worthwhile without putting in the hard work required.
So I continue to dream big. And dare to make a difference.