“… you must hammer and forge yourself into one.”
– Henry D. Thoreau, author and philosopher
We sometimes hope for a quick-fix that will resolve all our problems, and dream of how our future lives would look … if only we could find that magic bullet.
Dreaming is important. Having a vision is important. But neither of these can come to pass without the work it takes to realize our dreams.
The great leaders and people of our time had dreams and shared their visions. To realize those visions, though, they all worked hard, and put in tremendous effort, usually over many years. These people of character have the bumps, bruises and calluses to show for it.
Here is a secret: find something of extraordinary value and meaning in your life, and pursue something you truly love to do, and you will enjoy the process.
What do you envision and dream about the world that would be worth, perhaps, a lifetime of hard labor?
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