Don’t Wait for Hope, Love, Inspiration, or Perfection, Dare to Live and Create Your Dreams Today — Daily Quote


Today we stand on the cusp of a new year, a clean slate, a chance to start again. Before us lies 8,760 hours’ worth of opportunities to work on your resolutions. Or are you struggling with your first steps? The holidays hang on, lulling us with over-indulgence, followed by lethargy. It demands a great effort to shake the laid back atmosphere. A journey requires an approximate destination. Knowing your intention lets you determine your general direction and set your course. You don’t need every step plotted and planned.

Maybe you have written, highlighted, and adorned your goals with pretty pictures, but analysis holds you, hostage. Your stack of self-help books grows until they become a pedestal for your remote control. Action, getting off the couch, changes your perception. Things look different, and you react in unexpected ways. Trying something you have never done can be scary, but it may prove to be exhilarating.

There are plenty of reasons to hesitate and move with caution. 2020 taught us we are not in control of events, no matter how much we plan. That first step could be a doozy. It might be the best thing you have ever attempted. You must ask yourself which you fear more, finding yourself a year from now sitting on the same couch, with your life intact, or living in a future where you attain your dreams. Don’t wait for it to happen. Dare to stride boldly toward your destiny.

What “first steps” are you taking today?


Keep on writing.

Jo Hawk The Writer

10 thoughts on “Don’t Wait for Hope, Love, Inspiration, or Perfection, Dare to Live and Create Your Dreams Today — Daily Quote

  1. I am still trying to get my head around everything that has happened this year, and in many ways, is still affecting our lives. It’s not easy, trying to decide on a way forward that won’t rock the boat but I’m sure I will find it…

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  3. I’m especially drawn to the quotation. “Infuse your life with action” is a promising call. As is honoring the creator. Not waiting for grace is also appealing. Doctrinally, I tend to think grace is a divine surprise, anyway. Why not do all we can and let God and angels fill in the rest?

    It is true, as you write, that 2020 has taught us to be cautious about doing anything. But it could have been a year to learn how to take caution in a smart way so that we can do things within parameters, even stringent ones. I’d rather not be “on the same couch,” only in the same place (in every way) a year from now.

    I hope you have a pleasant New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day.

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    • I loved this quote as well, Christopher. It gives you a lot to consider. Your idea of letting God and angles fill in the rest is inspired. We need to learn to trust that everything is going to be okay, and maybe better than okay. We can’t have grand adventures if we are afraid to take the first step.

      I bet you will be a new man this time next year, even if your couch remains the same. 💗😄

      Happy New Year’s Eve to you, and I send you wishes for a prosperous New Year. 🎉

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