All posts tagged: dream big

flame of success

Success is how you run the race

I’m starting to realize success isn’t a destination.   For a long time I have equated success with achieving certain goals. Lately, I am realising success is a journey, moreso than a destination. Circumstances are second to attitude. We all face hard times. We all face setbacks. Success is the way we handle those setbacks. Do we let them hold us back? Do we choose to learn, even from our own failures? If we fall, and mess up, do we allow our failure to discourage us or do we take it as an opportunity to learn and grow and get back up? There are times when circumstances, people and maybe even our own minds, tell us we can’t do something.   The odds are against us. Yet, there is an inner flame that quietly flickers – “you can do it”. Success is choosing to feed that flame. Success when nobody believes in you I read an article about famous celebrities who were rejected. Walt Disney was fired from the Kansas City Star and told he “lacked imagination …

To dreams! And to living lives that create them!

Dream and Pursue. I chose this name for my blog because I believe in dreaming, and following your dreams. People often think that means you have a big dream and follow it whole-heartedly. Though I agree with this in essence, I believe most fall into their dreams… little by little by living life. How can you know what you love to do if you haven’t done anything? As you live life, the pieces start to fall into place. I attended a conference by Pat Falvey, an adventurer, entrepreneur and motivational speaker. I wonder if he would have been able to have the foresight at 29 to see where he would be today; I wonder if he even thought to dream that big. Though already successful, he had overtraded and lost everything. He battled discouragement and depression, and a friend encouraged him to come hillwalking. He resisted, having no interest. Finally to make his friend leave him alone, he went… and fell in love. (With hillwalking – not the friend!) On that very first walk, a …