Everyday Words, Quotes

Shadow Girl

April 4, 2005

“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one’s own sunshine.” Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Often I hear people complain how others hold them back yet I’ve come to the conclusion that the only thing that can stop one from getting off their own ass is their unwillingness to stand. For moving forward often brings a fear of succeeding, of trying, of doing, of hardwork, of failure, or of change. And those fears somehow give way to hundreds of excuses and reasons why a person can’t do something when in fact, they can.

For the only real limitations one faces are those that are self-imposed. It’s why some who start with nothing can sometimes rock out more than those who have all the advantages – it’s all a matter of what a person wants to do and what they actually will do.