A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. “Not very long,” answered the Mexican. “But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American. The Mexican explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family. The American asked, “But what do you do with the rest of your time?” “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs. I have a full life. “The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.” And after that?” asked the Mexican. With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant. You can then leave this little village and move toMexico City,Los Angeles, or evenNew York City! From there you can direct your huge new enterprise.” “How long would that take?” asked the Mexican. “Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American. “And after that?” “Afterwards? Well my Friend, That’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!” “Millions? Really? And after that?” said the Mexican. “After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take a siesta with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.” And the moral is: Know where you’re going in life…you may already be there.
'Hold your dreams, Don't ever let it go, Be Yourself, And let the world take notice, You'll find strength when people bring you down, They will see if you will only, only believe' -Hold Your Dream, Fame
“Life is like that. Either you’re in or you’re out. Either they’re going to love you or they’re going to hate you. And sometimes you can change it, but most times you can’t. Some people just need things to talk about… and that’s okay. Sometimes you’re going to have it all and other times you will have nothing. You’re going to hurt the people you care the most about, fall in love with the one person you told yourself not to, lose touch with your past, cut off a friendship that meant the world to you… but that’s life… learning who you are, who you want to be and who is going to hold on for the ride that takes you there. Change your mind, make mistakes, break someone’s heart then follow your own right back to them. Sometimes you just need to tune out the world and just simply find what puts a smile on your face… because in the end that’s all that anyone really wants.”—
“I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they’re right, you believe less so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself and sometimes good thing fall apart so better things can fall together”—Marilyn Monroe
'Never lie, steal, cheat, or drink. But if you must lie, lie in the arms of the one you love. If you must steal, steal away from bad company. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink in the moments that take your breath away.' -Hitch
“Okay, here it is, your choice… it’s simple, her or me, and I’m sure she is really great. But Derek, I love you, in a really, really big pretend to like your taste in music, let you eat the last piece of cheesecake, hold a radio over my head outside your window, unfortunate way that makes me hate you, love you. So pick me, choose me, love me.”—Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy
'Growing up we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder everytime. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing and you'll eventually lose someone you love… so take too many pictures, laugh too hard, and love like you've never been hurt because every minute you spend mad or upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back'
You have to take the good with the bad, smile with the sad, love what you’ve got, and remember what you had. Always forgive but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People change, things go wrong, but just remember…life goes on