Sunday Snippet: Earl NightingaleOctober 14th, 2012 by Michael Kwan
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
But is that really the way we should approach life? Earl Nightingale certainly didn’t think so. Best known as a a motivational speaker and author, Nightingale told us that we should not give up on our dreams just because they’re going to take time to accomplish. He’s right. Time is going to pass anyway, so you are much better off spending that time working to achieve your goals, rather than sitting by the wayside, letting life pass you by.
Indeed, your goals and dreams aren’t going to become reality on their own. You have to transcend your dreams by putting in the effort. Time is our most precious commodity, to be sure, but time is going to be spent no matter what you do. It is oftentimes said that your goal each day should be that you become a better man or woman than you were yesterday. This could be through enriching the lives of others, gaining knowledge, or getting that much closer to some of your bigger objectives. Be better.
There is a certain level of stubbornness that can be very healthy. As such, just because something seems difficult doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to do it. Life is hard, but it should be. That’s what makes life interesting and that’s what makes life worth living. You just have to stick with it.
Hat tip to Lesley for inspiring this post.
Filed under Personal Development.