If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.

–Henry David Thoreau

It is so easy to give in to frustration. It is so easy to settle. You might tell yourself you are lucky to have a job or that there are so many people worse off than you. That may be true but that doesn’t mean that you don’t deserve to be living the life you envision. You don’t have to be stuck in a miserable job or a toxic relationship. Maybe today is the day you spend time reevaluating your life. Figure out what you love and what you want to do and take a first step. Look at what you value and start to figure out how to live your values. We often give up our dreams as too lofty or not realistic. Take today and don’t be realistic. If there were no obstacles in your way – Who would you be? If you move forward – within your values and toward your dreams- you will find happiness and success in ways you may have never imagined.