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Robin Tierney, Travel Writer

COLUMN = TRAVEL

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).

Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity.”

– Ray Bradbury

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

– Carl Rogers

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

– Carl Rogers

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.”

– J.K. Rowling

If it isn’t good, let it die. If it doesn’t die, make it good.”

– Ajahn Chah

If you want to be busy, keep trying to be perfect. If you want to be happy, focus on making a difference.”

– Lisa Earle McLeod

Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

– Martin Luther King Jr.

If you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

– Oprah Winfrey

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.”

– Abraham Lincoln

You’ve got to be willing to crash and burn. If you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.”

– Steve Jobs

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

– Eckhart Tolle

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

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly,
 what is essential is invisible to the eye.”

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”

– Thomas Edison

Passion makes perfect.”

– Eugene Biro

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

– President Calvin Coolidge

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

– J.R. Ward, Lover Mine

Whosoever knows how to fight well is not angry. Whosoever knows how to conquer enemies does not fight them.”

– Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value.”

– Albert Einstein

It is possible to fail in many ways…while to succeed is possible only in one way.”

– Aristotle

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

Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. 
Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow.”

– Mary Jean Irion

Nobody talks about entrepreneurship as survival, but that’s exactly what nurtures creative thinking.”

– Anita Roddick, founder, The Body Shop

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– T.S. Eliot

Inspiration and genius — one and the same.”

– Victor Hugo

Are you willing to help other people succeed even when it’s not a requirement of your job to be of assistance?”

– Steven Schussler

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

– Benjamin Disraeli

A person who learns to juggle six balls will be more skilled than the person who never tries to juggle more than three.”

– Marilyn vos Savant

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

– Norwegian proverb

Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.”

– Robert Frost

If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. 
Now put foundations under them.”

– Henry David Thoreau

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

– Robert Frost

Promise me you’ll always remember: You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”

– Christopher Robin to Pooh

Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. The greatest failure is to not try.”

– Debbi Fields, Mrs. Fields Cookies

What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?”

– Jim Butcher, White Night

Treat the attainment of happiness in the same way an entrepreneur would approach building a business — with a vision, plan, goals, and a systematic approach.”

– Ted Leonsis

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

– Oscar Wilde

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.”

– Leonard Cohen

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams, for when dreams go, life is a barren field frozen with snow.”

– Langston Hughes

Of course there is no formula for success except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings.”

– Arthur Rubinstein

A man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.”

– Chinese Proverb

You don’t go into a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless you are comfortable with taking risks.”

– Dr. Ben Carson

I’ve come to confirm that one’s title, even that of president, says little about how well one’s life has been led. No matter how much you’ve done, or how successful you’ve been, there’s always more to do, to learn, and to achieve.”

– Barack Obama

Happiness is an attitude. We either make ourselves miserable, or happy and strong. The amount of work is the same.”

– Francesca Reigle

Remove those ‘I want you to like me’ stickers from your forehead
and, instead, place them where they truly will do the most good—on your mirror.”

– Susan Jeffers

The best reason to start an organization is to create a product or service to make the world a better place.”

– Guy Kawasaki