Quote I Love: Sail away from the safe harbor

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails…explore…dream…discover.”

– Mark Twain

Quote I Love: Mark Twain on Your Ambitions

Once a week, I post a quote that I’ve read/heard recently. So here’s this week’s Quote I Love …

Saw this great quote on Twitter thanks to author Alan Chin.

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

Mark Twain

I think this is an important statement for all to remember. I hate when I see someone established in his/her career belittle the efforts of those just starting out. Or when someone who has never tried something, criticizes those who dare to try. I know critical reviews are important, but sometimes the difference between a critical discussion of someone’s work and a rude attack is a fine line to walk. My thinking is, if you can’t do it with tact and dignity (for both yourself and the other person), than it might be best not to say anything at all.

We are all on different journeys. We all have different ambitions and goals. And we all have a lot to learn. We just have different things to learn. I know I have a lot of room to grow. As a person. As a daughter. As a partner. As a writer. Learning and growing is part of the fun in living. It would be pretty boring if we were all the same.

Best of luck to each and every one of you in your chosen pursuits!

Thanks for stopping by today,