This past Saturday was our son’s college graduation from UC Davis. He majored in Political Science and minored in Communications. We’re so proud of his accomplishments and can’t wait to see where his next adventure takes him. My husband and I are now proud parents of two UC Davis grads, and the college days have ended. 🙂
This leads me into sharing some wise quotes on chasing dreams and being true to yourself at the same time:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Always believe in yourself and always stretch yourself beyond your limits. Your life is worth a lot more than you think because you are capable of accomplishing more than you know. You have more potential than you think, but you will never know your full potential unless you keep challenging yourself and pushing beyond your own self imposed limits.”
~ Roy T. Bennett
“Dreams become regrets when left in the mind, never planted in the soil of action.”
“The point of dreams was never to be the affordable option, it was the one everyone else saw as a mistake and every creative person saw as an opportunity.”
~ Anastasia Bolinder
“Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure.”
~ Paulo Coelho
SO, CHEERS TO REACHING FOR THE STARS AND TOUCHING THAT FINISH LINE. BUT…CHEERS TO ALSO TRYING YOUR HARDEST, MAYBE FAILING, THEN HAVING THE COURAGE AND PERSEVERANCE TO GET BACK UP AGAIN! 🎉🎉🎉
Visualize it: Close your eyes. Get in the zone, and focus solely on your wish – Nothing else! Another idea is to make a Vision Board. Have you heard of these? Cut out photos from magazines that represent your wish. Or, if you’re super creative and skilled, you could draw, draw, draw!
Believe it: Don’t let the face of doubt stare you down into a puddle of self-pity.
Don’t let the hand of negativity hold you down in the sinkhole of “I can’ts.”
Do it: Take action! If you think by sitting on your sofa – remote in one hand, popcorn in the other – is going to make your wish a reality…think again!
“Do the thing and you will have the power.”
~Ralph Waldo Emerson
(It’s as simple as that.)
New Day, New Dreams
Today’s a new day
for that baby step
Don’t even look back
just take a deep breath
Don’t listen to words
that may keep you still
Optimism is your friend
along with your will
Keep your dreams in view
not allowing them to stray
With fear on the sidelines
You Can Be Brave
Instead of your heart
wear strength on your sleeve
Stay focused with soul
and in Yourself, Believe!
So, did you make a wish?
If so, what are you going to do about it?
Lauren Scott © 2018
Image: I wish – Google
Poem from my book,
New Day, New Dreams
In honor of our daughter’s university graduation, I found this quote, which I thought was perfect for today’s festivities and celebrations. The gorgeous photo is from my good friend, Sabrina.
Our daughter has persevered not only academically but also personally and today she’ll walk across the finish line with a Bachelor’s Degree in hand. To say we’re proud doesn’t even cover all the emotions. 🙂
So go out and Live, Dream, Act and Believe!
Sending much love, Lauren ♥