What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Believe you can and you’re halfway there.
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.
I had a intuitive feeling one of my blog readers needs encouragement. I hope this small piece of encouragement helps you to stay the course until you reach your goal.
If it’s worth fighting for, you’ll find no obstacle is too great, no ocean to wide to achieve your purpose. You’ll discover a way through, around, or over. The way is there, in front of you. So what if you haven’t found it yet. Don’t quit. Fight on. What you want is waiting for you.
Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
By Ella Wheeler Wilcox
You will be what you will to be;
Let failure find its false content
In that poor word “environment,”
But spirit scorns it, and is free.
It masters time, it conquers space,
It cowes that boastful trickster Chance,
And bids the tyrant Circumstance
Uncrown and fill a servant’s place.
The human Will, that force unseen,
The offspring of a deathless Soul,
Can hew the way to any goal,
Though walls of granite intervene.
Be not impatient in delay,
But wait as one who understands;
When spirit rises and commands,
The gods are ready to obey.
The river seeking for the sea
Confronts the dam and precipice,
“Yet knows it cannot fail or miss;
You will be what you will to be!”
Poems of Power
Ella Wheeler Wilcox