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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Desire to Live a Dream

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are.”
—David C. McCullough (1933–Present)

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We should all strive to learn who we are...from whence we came. Each of us holds a place in an ancestral chain with relatives from many different walks of life. Within anyone's ancestry lies experience after experience deemed a success, as well as a considerable amount of failure. Every walk of life provides a step forward, often many backwards, encapsulating a certain degree of risk plagued by the overarching question, "Will I make it this time?" Often this is even followed by "Why try?"
Why try, indeed? Because there is an overwhelming desire, a passion, to live a dream and the unyielding desire, the tenacity, to see it happen. Once the vision is established it takes a combination of passion and tenacity to keep the momentum going. The passion is the drive to put more energy into achieving that vision than ever before, much more than is necessarily required. It goes beyond enthusiasm or excitement requiring commitment of heart, mind, body and soul. Of course, with every accomplishment there are setbacks. The tenacity is that persistent determination, even in the face of adversity, to never give up.


Are you willing to take the risk to live your dream? What if you fail?
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”Henry Ford
What if these people gave up?
Where would their place be in history?



"The more things you do, the more you can do." – Lucille Ball





What about these famous failures?
What if they had not gone on to fulfill their destinies?


“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career.
I have lost almost 300 games.
On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed.
I have failed over and over and over again in my life.
And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Give up giving up and hold on to the desire to live a dream!


What failures have led to your successes?