Here is a profound poem that I read often. It’s adapted from a 1991 Macintosh advertisement, entitled, Dream Big:
If there were ever a time to dare,
to make a difference,
to embark on something worth doing,
it is now.
Not even necessarily for any grand cause,
but for something that tugs at your heart,
something that you feel passionate about,
something that you have dreamed about.
You owe it to yourself
to make your days here count.
Know, though, that things worth doing
seldom come easy.
There will be good days.
And there will be bad days.
There will be times when you want to turn around,
pack it up,
and call it quits.
Those times tell you
that you are pushing yourself,
that you are not afraid to learn by trying.
Because with an idea,
and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts,
and your heart
Learn to trust.
Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Believe in the good of making a difference.
Believe in working hard.
Believe in laughing and hoping.
Value lazy afternoons.
Value lasting friends.
Look forward with anticipation
towards all the things that will cross your path this year.
The start of something new
brings the hope of something great.
Anything is possible.
There is only one you.
And you will pass this
way only once.
Do it right.