Ornament Valley is one of the best places to dream. In this place, it’s difficult to imagine that there’s much not possible to people who don’t limit themselves or the scope of their dreams. It’s a choice that we’re all faced with every day – “Will I believe in myself and pursue what I’m passionate about?” For far too many of us the answer to that is “no” and we’re unhappy. More than unhappy we’re discontent. There’s a tremendous sense of accomplishment and self value when we let the desires of our hearts chart the course for our lives. That’s not to say that it’s easy because it’s not. It seems to me that just about any story I’ve ever heard where anyone accomplished anything worthwhile it took a whole lot of hard work and no small amount of courage or boldness. Sometimes difficulty is what keeps us from pursuing our passions because we fear risking failure. The problem is that life is constant risk. If you don’t risk failure, you risk regret; so we really can’t let the idea of risk hold us back because we’re surrounded by it whether we like it or not. Besides, you can pick yourself up after a failure but you can’t turn back time to fix a regret (Not even Cher could do that). Sometimes we get rundown amidst the hard work in pursuit of our dreams. It’s important in those times to surround ourselves with people who support us and things that inspire us so that we can be refreshed. Don’t give in to despair or disillusionment. Please never, ever give up.
About Matt Hansen
Designer, photographer, and wilderness lover.