Quiet Desperation

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” - Thoreau


We were never made to sit back and watch our lives pass us by in quiet desperation. We were created to participate in the grand scheme of life we call our story. There is no better time to take chances than this present moment. You will never “be” ready or “be” who you think you should be. People who changed the world never waited to “be” someone. They knew who they were was enough.


Yesterday I took off with two of my best friends, Sean and Daniel and biked 33 miles. That’s the farthest I’ve ever biked. You can always go farther than you think, especially when you’re side by side with those who are willing to go the distance with you.


So my challenge to myself, to you, is stop waiting for the things you dream of doing. Chances are you already have the courage you need, it’s just waiting to be heard.

I want to end on this quote-


Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant, “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences — good and bad. - Brené Brow