“The greatest thing in the world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes
Ever wish you were standing in someone else’s shoes? Had someone else’s bank account, car, education or authority?
Of course, envy is an experience we’ve all had at one time or another. When we experience it, do we allow ourselves to succumb to a futile attitude?
Once in a while, reading the background stories on those we look up to can be enlightening. Often those that we admire and want to be like have had pasts that were full of trials and challenges. Some of the most revered people in the world, or wealthiest—came from humble beginnings, had to work and fumble their way through the jungle of life to find their path to their own success.
Stars are made, not born.
This week’s quote is here to remind you that your journey is part of what takes you to those ultimate goals you set for yourself. Do not give up. Even the best fall down sometimes, and even the best have to work hard to get the rewards they seek.
It is not where you stand today, but what direction you are moving. Look forward and move ahead. The future has wide open promises it is waiting to deliver.
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Dr. Lynn K. Jones, Certified Personal and Executive Coach
Your Mojo Maven