We welcome each new year with optimism and promises. People who’ve found the meaning and purpose of life share their thoughts and inspirational insights so that we can too participate in the celebratory and awe-inspiring thing called life.
On Making Mistakes
English author, Neil Gaiman perfectly encapsulates the glory of mistakes when he wishes,
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before.”
On Achieving Goals
“Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.”
Friedrich Nietzsche asks us to be flexible and proactive when it comes to goal-setting. More often than not, a goal is as far from realization as we are from adjusting our approach.
On Embracing our own Greatness
Aristotle urges us to achieve success, by making success a habit. Ultimately, what it all it takes to succeed is not the means, nor the perseverance, but the right mindset, that of a winner,
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore is not an act, but a habit.”
On Passion and Effort
Mark Cuban has gloriously understood how dream-chasing works,
““Never follow your dreams. Follow your effort. It’s not about what you can dream of. That’s easy. It’s about whether or not it’s important enough to you to do the work to be ready to be successful in that business.”
Finally, as Brad Paisley, eloquently said once, “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”