The following is an inspirational creed that was passed on to me by my sister years ago when I was going through some tough times. For that reason, it is near and dear to my heart and over the subsequent years has served as a main driver in my life. A print of this is up on the wall in my bedroom to help keep life in perspective. May it be a soothing light in your life as well. – Adam Michael
If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
To embark on something worth doing, it is Now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily-
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that’s your aspiration,
something that’s your dream.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch.
Know though, that things worth doing
seldom come easy. There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up, and call it quits.
Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart
guide you. Trust.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. Of lazy afternoons.
Of lasting friends.
Of all the things that will cross your path this year.
The start of something new,
brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible. There is only one you.
And you will pass this way only once.
Do it right!