Best quote from speech — “You can fail at what you don’t want – so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love”
To my three beautiful children – go big baby!
“Every single thing you ever achieve will come as the result of something you attempt. So get busy making those attempts! Sure, some of them will fall short of the mark – yet each and every one will bring you closer to the achievement of whatever you desire.
Every winning athlete knows that practice is what ingrains victory. Practice is the very process of making one attempt after another, and persisting through each and every outcome.
Those who achieve the most are those who attempt the most. Those who are told “yes” most often are those who have been told “no” most often. Sure, failure is possible anytime you attempt something. Yet, failure is certain when you never make the attempt at all.
If you’re waiting for a sure thing, you’ll wait forever and nothing will ever come of it. So go ahead, get out there- get your hands dirty and make the attempt. That’s what will bring victory. That’s what will bring accomplishment.
What would you attempt if you knew you could make it happen? Go ahead and make that attempt. The first one may not get you there, but it will get you started. Keep making the attempt and the achievement will be yours.
– Quote by Ralph Marston
To Gavin, Gage and Riley- This is one of life’s greatest lessons so LIVE IT!
This is a gem – I found it on the “Huffington Post’s” website
A nurse recorded the most common regrets of the dying and put her findings in a book called “The Top 5 Regrets of the Dying”.
Here is an insert:
1. I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
“This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it.”
2. I wish I hadn’t worked so hard.
“This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. Women also spoke of this regret, but as most were from an older generation, many of the female patients had not been breadwinners. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.”
3. I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.
“Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result.”
4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
“Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying.”
5. I wish that I had let myself be happier.
”This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.”