There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.
The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.
Life's trials will test you, and shape you, but don’t let them change who you are.” ~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive
It's in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home.
From this point forward, you don’t even know how to quit in life.” ~ Aaron Lauritsen, ‘100 Days Drive
True friends don't come with conditions.
Without struggle, success has no value.
If you didn't earn something, it's not worth flaunting.
It’s the ‘everyday’ experiences we encounter along the journey to who we wanna be that will define who we are when we get there.
Big goals provide the road map for our lives, the compass that tells us we’re moving in the right direction.
Let your fear of regret be stronger than your fear of failure.
When we set goals that feel safe and achievable, we are caving in to our own preconceived notions of what we are capable of.
Have you ever heard of SMART goals? It’s basically the idea that your goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound. Meaning, you should know exactly what can actually accomplish; it should be meaningful to you; and it should have a deadline.
It’s an act of courage whenever you make the decision to accept responsibility for every choice and decision you make.
When you take ownership, you don’t have to worry about what happens to you or how other people might treat you or what obstacles might come your way, because ultimately you are in control.
Fear is a funny thing.... The very instinct designed to protect us also holds us back.
If your ultimate goal is not to have a home that looks like it belongs in a magazine or to drive a Cadillac Escalade, then what sense does it make to compare yourself - or your home or your vehicle - to the friends who has made that her primary objective?
You see, when we set goals that feel safer and achievable, we are caving in to our own preconceived notions of what we are capable of. We’re not pushing past our comfort zone; we’re just settling for status quo.
No one gets a free pass. None of us are guaranteed a perfectly pleasant journey free of hardship, struggle, and pain.
Rules are for suckers.