Don’t follow someone else’s map. You should glean teachings from all directions, keeping true to those that bring progress yet remaining open to changes in yourself.

Deepak Chopra
About This Quote

A while back I was on a trip to Malaysia, Malaysia where I left my family, friends and country behind. I traveled across the world for over a year. During that time I encountered many new people, many new experiences and learned many things about who I am and how to be a better man. While on this journey, one of the people I met offered me an opportunity that changed my life forever.

He gave me a choice: Either stay or go. If I stayed, he said he would take care of me. If I went home I would be left alone with all the problems in my life.

The only question was: What was the cost for staying? This is not a story where one decision can bring you happiness. It's a story of learning what you want and never giving up on yourself and your dreams no matter how hard it gets when you're faced with failure after failure after failure. After all, when we were little kids we wanted to become firefighters when we grew up we wanted to travel the world when we were teenagers we wanted to be doctors when we became adults we wanted to fight in wars that is our dream then when it's time to make our dreams come true we give up because we don't want to work hard enough or risk everything in order to make our dream come true because we don't trust ourselves and we give up on ourselves and our dreams.

Source: The Book Of Secrets: Unlocking The Hidden Dimensions Of Your Life

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