I was asked in a recent email what my favourite quote was and it didn't take me long to choose. There are millions and millions of inspiring quotes out there, but my favourite is this one by E. E. Cummings.... "Trust your heart if the seas catch fire and live by love though the stars walk backward."
You can interpret this quote in many ways but what does this mean to me specifically? To me it's about taking chances. To follow your heart, your dreams. Everyone has a past and everyone has had bad things happen to them, but we can't let that hinder us. Our future is an open book and we are the ones who write it, so take a chance and see what happens. They say that the things that you are most scared of are the things that are the most worth while.
Robert Frost got it right when he said:
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."
It too is about taking chances and following your heart, not someone else's. Be who you want to be, not what someone else want's you to be. You are, after all, an awesomely unique person. Why would you want to be anybody else? :)
So...with 2011 locked and loaded, will you go forward with the safety on or will you take those risks that you have been wanting to take, but haven't?
I do not make resolutions, per se, but I am unlatching that safety and giving it everything that I've got! Let's see where I am a year from now....where will you be?