Looking for the perfect life in Barnes & Nobles
Gabriella and I did something fun tonight.
... No not that, get your mind out of the gutter.
We went rollerskating!
The Skate Place was my jam back in the middle school days.
Tricks. Pizza basically made out of cardboard. Trucking and Jamming.
Aka living the dream.
I bought a pair of skates for Gabriella for Christmas 🎄 so we went to go try them out.
The place hadn’t changed an ounce. The only thing that has changed was me. I had grown wiser yet also more anxious about my world. (Also taller, I’ve gained a few inches since middle school. I was definitely the tallest person there and I’m only 6 ft)
Before we went, we grabbed some dinner and hopped into Barnes and Nobles for a bit.
We always have fun in booklandia. (Well... aren’t you the life of the party Josh)
I wanted to find a book that will change my life, help me simplify and handle overwhelm better.
I asked Gabriella to help me find some and as we were looking she wisely said,
“If you’re looking for the perfect life in Barnes & Nobles, you’re in the wrong place”.
She’s right of course.
If you’re looking for the perfect life in Barnes & Nobles, you’re in the wrong place.
Books are windows into mastery and wisdom.
Books can give you the insights and answers you seek. But there comes a time where books aren’t going to work for you. To change your life you must do the work. You must make the hard decisions and take action towards the life you dream of. Same goes for talking, daydreaming, complaining, wishing — eventually you must decide whether you are just going to talk the talk for the rest of your life or also walk the walk.
The difference between those who have and those who don’t is consistent, persistent actions towards the life they want. Dreams don’t fall from a book, or plow into you as you go around the skating rink; Dreams happen through Bold actions.
Stay BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner
"When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go." — Carol Burnett
"Change your thoughts and you change your world." — Norman Vincent Peale
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." — Maya Angelou