Motivating Story

June 2, 2008

Chasing the dream, and the rest will follow : )



   This video struck me as one of the best told stories I have ever heard.  It is told by the one and only Tony Robbins.  Tony is the man in peak performance and has studied NLP.  What I really like about this video is that it shares how Sly had a clear vision as to what his muse was.  Furthermore, he pursued his goal and has reaped the benefits of chasing his dream.  It seems much too often that individuals let their dreams slip by.  As we age past our teenage years, we tend to settle for what seems comfortable.  But I think that the lack of comfort really helps us grow.  A simple analogy that crossed my mind today was as we progress from 9th-12th grade( High School) we are challenged by more and more difficult courses.  These courses build on each other to form a foundation for our learning.  In life we must learn to challenge ourselves and build on the successes we obtain.  Though, we must equally learn from our mistakes, as painful as they may be.  

    A mentor of mine, Tom Bailey Jr., once told me that one of the hardest things to deal with as one ages is regret.  I think the regret of not having chased your dreams must be hard to deal with.  As I am typing this,  I am in the process of changing various aspects of my life.  “One will either endure the pain of hard/smart work or the pain of regret.”  After it is all said and done, doing what you wanted to do will satisfy you better.  Stay focused and define your goals as clear as daylight!  Btw- the quote above is written on the wall of the Pacers locker room : ) 

Jose Castro


Desiree says:

My locker room wall is going to have this put on it:

“All men have the stars,” he answered, “but they are not the same things for different people. For some, who are travellers, the stars are guides. For others they are no more than little lights in the sky. For others, who are scholars, they are problems. For my businessman they were wealth. But all the stars are silent. You–you alone–will have the stars as no one else has them–”
~The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

It’s always better to be a seeker.

admin says:

What exactly do you mean it is better to be a seeker? Do you mean it is better to search and fail rather than reach boredom and not chance it?

Nice Quote


Desiree says:

Well, I consider it to be something of a lifestyle… so it isn’t so much will I be successful or will I fail, it’s more like – in the end, will I have anything to teach my family? Will I have stories worth repeating? Will I have anything interesting to contribute to society?

I don’t want my stars/story/life to be like anyone else’s, and it won’t be that way if I keep seeking new experiences.

To circle back to the theme of success vs. failure… SO far, the people I know who adopt this way of thinking are intensely successful! Experience makes them wiser and more adaptable to change; they’re entrepreneurs and if a venture fails, they’re survivors.

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