Wednesday, February 07, 2007

This was a good one for me to stumble across today....

Don't listen to those who say, "It's not done that way." Maybe it's not, but maybe you will. Don't listen to those who say, "You're taking too big a chance." Michelangelo would have painted the Sistine floor, and it would surely be rubbed out by today. Most importantly, don't listen when the little voice of fear inside of you rears its ugly head and says, "They're all smarter than you out there. They're more talented, they're taller, blonder, prettier, luckier and have connections…" I firmly believe that if you follow a path that interests you, not to the exclusion of love, sensitivity, and cooperation with others, but with the strength of conviction that you can move others by your own efforts, and do not make success or failure the criteria by which you live, the chances are you'll be a person worthy of your own respect.--Neil Simon

6 comments:

  1. Lisa M. Pace11:58 PM

    WOW... I think I need to read this everyday. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Laurel8:05 AM

    How true... how true. It's words and tone remind me of Ali's newsletter this week that talks about writing your manifesto. Also reminds me of the LO I'm working on.....

    Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Patti8:16 AM

    *clink* I'll raise one to that

    ReplyDelete
  4. Anonymous9:58 AM

    Ah yes....that little voice...such a nuisance. Trish

    ReplyDelete
  5. Great one! Thanks for sharing. Printing it out now.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Anonymous4:06 PM

    What a nice quote! Thanks for posting that!

    steph p

    ReplyDelete