Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thoreau Quote Friday

Okay, it's late on Friday, but here's today's quote:

If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

Having spent many years moving only tentatively in the direction of my dreams, I am now a firm believer in going more confidently!

What do you think? Have you met successes unexpected in common hours? What does that mean to you?

P.S. I'm off to a family reunion out of state all next week, so I won't be around the blogosphere. I'll catch you all when I get back!

10 comments:

Terry W. Ervin II said...

I've done okay. Family, Church, Career. Keep moving forward with them all every day.

CL Beck, author said...

Love quotes from Thoreau. Always something to think about! :)

Canda said...

I love this quote. Sometimes we just move forward, then only when looking back realize our successes. They were common hours, but all taken together become extraordinary.

Shallee said...

Yay for confidence! I think we writers all need a little more of it. Thanks for this quote.

Angie said...

Family, church, career. Sounds like you've got your priorities in order. Good job, Terry!

Thank you Cindy and Canda. I really do think we need to notice our everyday successes.

Thanks for stopping by everyone.

dellgirl said...

Nice quote, I like Thoreau too. Thanks for sharing this inspiration.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and also have a great time at the reunion.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

My first book - now that was an unexpected moment!

Michelle Teacress said...

A success unexpected in common hours - I need to remember that. It can be my light at the end of the tunnel. :)

I hope you enjoyed your fam reunion - sometimes they can be a bit stressful!

Angela Felsted said...

Food for thought. I hope you have a good time at your family reunion.

Maeve Frazier said...

I love the quote. The best part of daily successes is that each day starts off with a new page just waiting for you to fill it in. Enjoy your reunion. Thanks again for yet another inspiring post.