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I follow a blog written by Chris Guillebeau, The Art of Non-Conformity. Over the past 10 years he has visited every country in the world. His blog is inspiration for achieving personal goals. His posts are usually pretty short, but have a message that is inspiring. Also, for the past six years he has hosted his World Domination Summit where over 1000 people get together to explore how they can live a remarkable life. He has also written several books.

In one of his recent blog posts, he shared a talk given by  Jon Acuff at this past year’s summit. Today’s quote comes from that talk. The whole talk is wonderful, but I really loved this quote mainly because my word for the year is “fearless”. It made me realize, once again, that being brave is not something you can just feel. You also have to take action and do. I’m pretty good at procrastinating things that are out of my comfort zone. I then wake up in the middle of the night with this panic seizing my body. The funny thing is that when I eventually do the thing that I fear, it turns out all right. If you have a 30 minutes, listen to Jon’s talk. You won’t regret it.

Being brave

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I got into bed last night and realized that I hadn’t posted my quote for the day. I almost got out of bed, but I was much too comfortable. I love this quote by Harriet Tubman. I think we all forget that we are the captains of our own destiny. We just need to get up and get working.

digital painting by Viva Artistry, Scrapbookgraphics.com

digital painting by Viva Artistry, Scrapbookgraphics.com

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I guess change is a common theme in my quotes. Maybe because change is really difficult for everyone. Breaking out of the norm requires effort. It also means that we need to embrace the unfamiliar and I think that’s hard. It is so much easier to stay in the comfort zone and complain when your goals don’t materialize than to make changes and maybe risk failure.

I made a commitment to write on this blog every day during the month of October. And with the exception of a few days, I’ve posted something every day. I’ve also created backgrounds for my quotes. But now that the end of the month is getting closer, I find myself wondering if posting for 31 days was enough to make it habit. If I will continue to write on this blog more consistently, or will I just be glad that its over. I know it has a lot to do with personal goals. What do I want to accomplish on this blog? Am I just writing for the sake of practice or do I want it to evolve into something else?

Well I guess there are five more days left in the month. Plenty of time for me to figure out where I’m going to go.

Finding my true direction

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