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Pursuing What You Love

I love this quote below that I recently came across, which I believe rings so true.

“If everyone had the luxury to pursue a life of exactly what they love, we would all be ranked as visionary and brilliant. … If you got to spend every day of your life doing what you love, you can’t help but be the best in the world at that.  And you get to smile every day for doing so.  And you’ll be working at it almost to the exclusion of personal hygiene, and your friends are knocking on your door, saying, “Don’t you need a vacation?!,” and you don’t even know what the word “vacation” means because what you’re doing is what you want to do and a vacation from that is anything but a vacation — that’s the state of mind of somebody who’s doing what others might call visionary and brilliant.”  –Neil deGrasse Tyson

Some Inspiration — Earlier this week, American 64-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad became the first person to swim across the Florida Straits from Cuba without a shark cage.  This was her her fifth attempt!

I love this quote from Reuters — “Her face sunburned and lips swollen, with barely enough energy to speak, Nyad waded ashore at Key West after a 53-hour swim and delivered a simple message to onlookers: ‘We should never, ever give up . . . You never are too old to chase your dreams.'”

You can view Diana Nyad’s inspiring 2011 TED Talk here.

Happy Thursday!

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  1. love today’s entry…there’s a quote from Anthony Robbins that i read in one of his books that always stuck with me: “My Monday’s are better than most peoples Christmases”……ah….to be that excited about what you do that a Monday can feel like Christmas morning. Unfortunately it seems we’re not conditioned to pursue our passions. We’re encouraged to make a living $…one that sustains us financially but not always spiritually.

    September 5, 2013

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