“Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage
and true progress.”
— Lloyd Alexander
“A man without ambition is dead. A man with ambition but no love is dead. A man
with ambition and love for his blessings here on earth is ever so alive.”
— Pearl Bailey
Optimism and ambition are the two words I want to start this New Year. I do not want to list new years resolutions rather I want to talk about a vision. This year I want to improve myself, to experience true progress in my life through self-actualization. I want to become a better person more self aware not only of my shortcomings but also of my achievements. I also want to be grateful for my blessings.
I have a new life, and I am a new man. I have met the love of my life and she has already changed who I am for the better. She also makes me want to be a better person.
The first quote really talks about how I think about life. I believe in positive thinking and all that can be accomplished through it. Doubt can always hinder optimism, but we have to believe, have faith and just know that we are capable of the impossible.
The second quote has a lot of meaning now that I have love in my life. It is really important to have ambition but you need love to steer that ambition in the right direction.
I wish everyone a happy 2005 may you accomplish every goal you set!