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Robin Tierney, Travel Writer

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About Robin Tierney

Robin is a full-time freelance writer who covers art and artists, health, cuisine, and the outdoors. When traveling, this avid (some say intrepid) cyclist looks for offbeat, intriguing places, inventive eco-friendly ventures, and hiking, biking, and water trails that provide communion with natural wonders.

Side projects have ranged from writing canine-care guides, veganized recipes, and mindful living tipsheets for nonprofit groups to building a near-net-zero Earth-friendly homestead by the ocean in Florida. Robin’s articles have appeared in regional and national newspapers; travel, business, and arts magazines; and other media (including very short works etched on sand, ice, and random signposts).

‎That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

– Eckhart Tolle

It is only when the mind is free from the old that it meets everything anew, and in that there is joy.”

– J. Kristnhamurti, The First and Last Freedom

How do you stay resilient? It’s about momentum. Like riding a bicycle. If you stop you fall over. So I keep pedaling.”

– Diane Lane

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love.”

– Jalaluddin Rumi

That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche

‎Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way.”

– Booker T. Washington

We are perfectionists. We are hungry to work all the time. We are entertained by every aspect of business and we never want to stop working.”

– Suzy Welch

That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.”

– J.G. Holland, novelist

The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.”

– Nolan Bushnell, founder, Chuck E. Cheese's

Education is an admirable thing to have, but it is well to remember that nothing worth knowing can be taught.”

– Oscar Wilde

The follow-your-gut mentality of the entrepreneur has the potential to take you anywhere you want to go or run you right out of business.”

– Bill Rancic, "The Apprentice"

As your desire is, so is your will. As your will is, so is your deed. As your deed is, so is your destiny.”

– Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Do not say, ‘why were the former days better than these,’ for it is not from wisdom that you ask this.”

– Ecclesiastes, 7:10

No longer talk at all about the kind of man a good man ought to be, but be such.”

– Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is compromise.”

– Robert Fritz

Don’t wait for someone else to lead you to your right life; that privilege—and responsibility—is yours alone.”

– Martha Beck

I will pay more for the ability to deal with people than any other ability under the sun.”

– John D. Rockefeller

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

– Benjamin Disraeli

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which obstacles vanish.”

– John Quincy Adams

Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t follow your dreams. Chase them.”

– Richard Dumb

‎No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”

– Groucho Marx

Many people prefer to play it safe when it comes to business matters. Are you willing to take risks in the pursuit of entrepreneurial success?”

– Steven Schussler

Some things are destined to be—it just takes us a couple of tries
to get there.”

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Most people never pick up the phone and call. Most people never ask, and that’s what separates the people who do things from the people who just dream about them.”

– Steve Jobs

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of another.”

– Charles Dickens

Women once had the goal of being Superwoman; I think most of us now simply strive to have a super day.”

– Author, Activist Lee Woodruff

I find out what the world needs, then I proceed to invent.”

– Thomas Edison

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.”

– Edgar W. Howe

The man who acquires the ability to take full possession of his own mind may take possession of anything else to which he is justly entitled.”

– Andrew Carnegie

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.”

– President Calvin Coolidge

The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”

– Carl Rogers

Don’t follow, lead. Don’t copy, create. Don’t start, finish. Don’t sit still, move. Don’t fit in, stand out. Don’t sit quietly, speak up. (Not all the time, sure, but more often.)”

– Seth Godin

Part of your destiny is to live in the zone of maximum satisfaction.”

– Martha Beck

Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.”

– Jack Kerouac

With ordinary talents and extraordinary perseverance, all things are attainable.”

– Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton

Running that first shop taught me business is not financial science; it’s about trading.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

‎The biggest flaw in our existing theory of capitalism lies in its misrepresentation of human nature.”

– Muhammad Yunus

But all the while I was alone, the past was close behind, I seen a lot of women, but she never escaped my mind, and I just grew, tangled up in blue.”

– Bob Dylan

This is the age when magical technologies make more and more radically fun ideas plausible, even easy. You’re only limited by your creativity.”

– Martha Beck

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.”

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.”

– E.B. White

You don’t love someone because of their looks or their clothes or their car. You love them because they sing a song only your heart can understand.”

– L.J. Smith

Do you have the desire to create something new; the strength of conviction to believe your creation will be successful, and the reservoir of energy necessary to thrust it into the marketplace?”

– Steven Schussler

A diamond is a lump of coal that stuck with it.”

– Norwegian proverb

Entrepreneurs are willing to roll the dice with their money or reputation on the line in support of an idea or enterprise.”

– Victor Kiam

There are children playing in the street who could solve some of my top problems in physics, because they have modes of sensory perception that I lost long ago.”

– J. Robert Oppenheimer