I recently returned home from a trip I took to Boston, MA this past weekend. During my vacation, I did some traveling and saw various historical sights including Paul Revere’s house, the Old Corner Bookstore, the Old South Meeting House, and many other landmarks along the Freedom Trail. While sightseeing, the only thing I could think of was the countless numbers of people who fought for a cause to get us to where we are today.
We each have an agenda in our lives and some kind of goal we wish to accomplish within the next month, year, five years, decade, and so on. No one can push us in the direction of accomplishing our hopes and dreams, for we have to motivate ourselves to get to that point of accomplishment. This isn’t like elementary school anymore where your mom constantly hounds you to complete your schoolwork; this is the real thing. If there is something you would like to achieve, make sure you do so, because before you know it, time will be running out and regret is one of the worst things one can have on his or her conscience. Make your fight worth fighting for and know that many great people of the past have fought for what they believed in, so why don’t you? Achieve all that you set out to do and accomplish each and every one of your goals. Of course it may be easier said than done, but what’s the purpose of life if you don’t try to be the best you can and set out to achieve all that you wish for?
Amen! A quote I found and had used on my blog recently I think has the essence of that feeling:
“Our souls are hungry for meaning, for the sense that we have figured out how to live so that our lives matter, so that the world will be at least a little bit different for our having passed through it. . . . What frustrates us and robs our lives of joy is this absence of meaning. . . . Does our being alive matter?” ~Harold S. Kushner in “When All You Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough“
I feel the same way walking through historic sites, what the people of the time did how their endeavors CHANGED the future.
Great quote!! And I couldn’t agree more. Seeing what all of the inspirational figures of the past have done for us really motivates you to make a change for the future as well!
Regrets are the worst thing. That’s why I ice skated in San Francisco on Christmas Day in 2008. I was 54 years old and hadn’t been on skates in 45 years but I kept saying, “I’d like to try that again.” I did and I’m done – no regrets! Not a life-changing event, but I sure felt good afterwards.
I think it’s awesome that you have specific memories like that of times you really enjoyed yourself! Really motivates you to make more of those memories and take advantage of any and all opportunities that come our way 🙂
Well-said. Thank you. This helped me today.
Thank you! I always appreciate good feedback 🙂
serendipity shines on me today. thank you for choosing the path that brought you to me this day, a day i needed to hear what you had to say. we can never have enough inspiration to be better; to be engaged; to be true; and to be our own best motivator towards our goals. we have so much to be thankful for in life, a reminder now and again is a very good thing.
I shall be a follower of your; not because you chose to follow me; but because you showed up when i needed you to. thank you.
Thank you Rhonda. There is truth in everything you said, and I hope you realize how much your kind words mean. I look forward to continue to read your blog 🙂
As do I yours. Thanks