4 minutes ago
A wise man once said, “a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” knowing this to be true, i am taking my first step today. for too long my feet have been tentative, shuffling left & right, more backward than forward as my heart gauged the direction of the wind. criticism, condemnation, & complaint are the creatures of the wind. they come & go on the wasted breath of lesser beings & have no power over me. the power to control direction belongs to me. today i will begin to exercise that power. my course has been charted. my destiny is assured.
i have a decided heart. i am passionate about my vision for the future. i will awaken every morning with an excitement about the new day & its opportunity for growth & change. my thoughts & actions will work in a forward motion, never sliding into the dark forest of doubt or the muddy quicksand of self-pity. i will freely give my vision for the future to others, & as they see the belief in my eyes, they will follow me. i will lay my head on my pillow at night happily exhausted, knowing that i have done everything within my power to move the mountains in my path. as i sleep, the same dream that dominates my waking hours will be with me in the dark. yes, i have a dream. it is a great dream, & i will never apologize for it. neither will i ever let it go, for if i did, my life would be finished. my hopes, my passions, my vision for the future are my very existence. a person without a dream never had a dream come true.
i have a decided heart. i will not wait.
i know that the purpose of analysis is to come to a conclusion. i have tested the angles. i have measured the probabilities. i have made a decision with my heart. i am not timid. i will move now & not look back. what i put off until tomorrow, i will put off until the next day as well. i do not procrastinate. all my problems become smaller when i confront them. if i touch a thistle with caution, it will p***k me, but if i grasp it boldly, its spines crumble into dust.
i will not wait. i am passionate about my vision for the future. my course has been charted. my destiny is assured.
i have a decided heart.
andy andrews -the traveler’s gift