Aug 20 2007
08:37 pm
By: Outsider

I am a blogger "newbie", but I wish to help set the tone for this site to be thoughtful, so I am going to "steal" my first post. I know we think most times Corporate America is at the heart of what is wrong with our country, but every once in a while their marketing departments come up with little gems to reflect upon. This comes from an Apple Computer ad in the 1990's:

Think Big

If there were ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, it is now.
Not for any grand cause, necessarily-
but for something that tugs at your heart,
Something that's your aspiration, something that's your dream.

You owe it to yourself to make your days here count.
Have fun. Dig deep. Stretch.

Dream Big.

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, determination, and the right tools,
you can do great things.
Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart guide you.


Believe in the incredible power of the human mind.
Of doing something that makes a difference.
Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping.
Of lazy afternoons. Of lasting friends.
Of 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.


Way to go, Outsider!

Good thoughts you shared there.

Reminds me of one of my favorite images/pictures. It's a picture of a neat old sailing ship under fill sail in the wind. You can see clouds, a horizon with a clear sunset, and plenty of waves in the sea. The caption reads:

A ship in harbor is safe. But then that's not what ships are for, is it?


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