"Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - Howard Thurman
I love quotes. I'm drawn to quotes I find juicy enough to stop me dead in my tracks and make me think about my place in the world. They were my first form of positive affirmations, a tool I use to ignite myself into actions that support my goals and dreams.
This Thurman quote has always been one of my most treasured quotes.
I discovered it a long time ago and I've been answering it ever since.
This quote is about passion, purpose, and drive. Even before this pandemic, so many of us have been focused on survival, just going day to day, and getting from A to B. Some think dreams only come true in the movies or only for the lucky. But those with courage, true vision, and self-belief who are willing to do the work and be patient enough to see their visions come to life are not lucky. They earn their dreams. It takes drive to make your dreams come alive.
You may call me a dreamer, but chasing after my dreams and taking positive actions that support them makes me a warrior.
And, my dreams are worth fighting for.