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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Louis Auchincloss

"A man can spend his whole existence never learning the simple lesson that he has only one life and that if he fails to do what he wants with it, nobody really cares."

Louis Auchincloss
American Novelist / Lawyer
1917 - 2010

How often do we hold ourselves back from doing the things we want to do because we are afraid?  Afraid of what others will say?  Afraid of failure?  Afraid of success?  Louis Auchincloss wrote this statement in his first memoir, A Writer's Capital, in 1974.  In his 92 years on this planet, Auchincloss was a lawyer, a novelist, a short-story writer and a historian, publishing more than 60 books.  He filled his life with things he wanted to do.

Is there something you have been dreaming of doing, but have not done it?  Maybe today it is time to take that first step in achieving your dreams because if you don't no one else will care.  Only you care about your dreams.  Only you can achieve your dreams.