The Quotidian, September 29, 2010 ~ Live Your Dreams

“Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” ~ Les Brown (born February 17, 1945)

Les Brown is an American motivational speaker, businessman, educator, and author. His story is compelling; visit his website to learn more! Link to Les Brown’s official website:

Brown is the co-founder of WLBR Radio and has online courses at Success University.

[Source for quotation: Rainier-Seiffert Tweet on Twitter, September 20, 2010. Quotation verified through use of, accessed September 28, 2010. Date and biographical information from Wikipedia, accessed September 28, 2010].

Finally, Brown urges people to “shake off their mediocrity” and “live up to their greatness.” Indeed. These quotes remind me of Tony Robbins. In Get the Edge, Robbins stated that we tend to settle and that we settle because of the stories we tell ourselves explaining why we can’t have the lives we dream of.

Does “living our fears” resonate with you?” Today, begin to refuse fear; you deserve to live in joy and love.

Does “shake off mediocrity” resonate with you? Today, begin to refuse the urge to settle or lower your standards. Today, begin to tell yourself that you DO deserve the life of your dreams. Allow yourself to live your dreams. Today, begin demanding more of yourself, and “live up to [your] greatness.”

You great? Of course you are great. “You are a miracle.” ~ Rumi

Mr. Les Brown, thank you for your example and for reminding us to live our dreams.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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2 Responses to The Quotidian, September 29, 2010 ~ Live Your Dreams

  1. Absolutely LOVE this! Very motivational.
    Thanks, friend.

    Write on!

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