You are Your Own Renaissance.


  • You Are More Than a Dreamer.
  • Mindset.
  • You Are You're Own Renaissance.
  • Make Your Words Become Your Actions.
  • Effort = Greatness.

Picture this, all of your dreams have come true.

Your vision of who you want to be has become reality. And guess what? You made it happen. You took something that was only in your head, something that was just in your imagination, and made it actually come true. It wasn't easy. But, with each step, with each battle, you fought your way towards success. And you've earned it.

This isn't a fantasy. I strongly believe that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. The key to accomplishment is commitment, mindset and action. if you commit to what you love, go after what you want to do or what you want to be, and stick to it, day in and day out, you will make it happen. There is no doubt in my mind. And speaking of the mind, Mindset is key when it comes to success and failure. It's about believing that you can. You need to believe in yourself and what you envision your life looking like. It's about taking action. And it's about persevering through the difficult moments. You need a mindset of belief if you want to succeed, and you also need to see failure as a learning experience on your way towards achievement.

"Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." - Conrad Hilton.
"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France.

Remember that you are your own Renaissance. Or another way of putting it, you are your own change. Here's the thing. only you can make it happen. Yes, others can, and will help you own your journey. People you know, people you admire, but its really up to you to make it happen. Only you can decide who you are and who you want to be. To do great things, you must take the lead and follow through.  Speak the change, and let your words lead to action, and let your actions turn your words into reality.

"Words are wind." -Grr Martin, A Song of Ice and Fire (aka Game of Thrones).

Words and desire are not enough. If you want something, or want to be something, you have to take action and go after it. You can't live the life you want unless you take the necessary steps to get there. Of course there will be bad days, and things won't always go the way you want them to.And if your day is pear shaped, remember that this is ok. This is part of the journey. Your journey. The Hero's Journey. Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.

As long as you make the effort, as long as you are reaching towards Renaissance, you are already on your way. Your dreams come true when you work hard and make the effort to shape your reality into what you desire.  When you make an effort, you are already making a difference, in your life, and those around you. And on your journey towards Renaissance and reaching your potential, go beyond yourself and inspire others to do the same. In the end, that's what is about. Finding your way to greatness, and teaching others to do the same.

So let's pursue what we love. Let's actually take the time and effort to make a difference, in our life and in others. Let's find our way to Renaissance. Let's find our way to greatness.

Reminder #003: You are your own Renaissance. You make your own change. What you want is not going to just fall into your lap. You've got to make it happen. If you want something, go after it. If you want to be something, start living it.
Josh Waggoner