Friday, January 28, 2011

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step."

A part of my job (for those of you who don't know, I am no longer mixing up cocktails, but rather educating and inspiring people while selling them athletic clothing and apparel), I am in charge of updating motivational quotes to the store's facebook page daily. Quotes like:

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.
-Brian Tracy

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without action" -Benjamin Disraeli

"Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up."
- Thomas Edison

Now, if you have asked me 6 months ago what I thought about these words, I would have told you that it was a bunch of hoooey. But after passing along daily motivation to others, I could not help but be inspired myself to chase my dream.

My favorite quote that I have come across has been:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." it is a passage from the Tao Te Ching, a book my father had given me on my 13th birthday. I still have the copy that he gave me, inscribed with the some beautiful words. The quote rings true, I cannot get to where I want to be, (insert cool, creative job here), living in (insert cool, ocean-front city here) without taking some steps to get there, so, I got my resume together, and am sending it out everywhere I may like to be, for summer internships. I am not going to get there if I don't try, right??

It is my first step in the journey of a thousand miles, well, I guess CreComm would be the first step... this is the second or third ;)

I hope this post inspires you to take the first step towards your journey of accomplishing your dreams.

1 comment:

  1. I always do feel more inspired after reading your blog, whether it's to take more action in life or to buy more booze!