Resolve

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” – Anthony Robbins

Sunrise in the ValleySunrise in the Valley – Bonners Ferry, Idaho

When I saw the above quote I thought it to be a nice accompaniment to this image.  It was certainly resolve to get out and shoot on this particular morning.  But more importantly, the quote is the precise message my husband and I have been discussing with our children this week.  It reminds me of the little train engine who resolved to succeed and kept saying, ” I think I can, I think I can, I think I can” and was finally rewarded by being able to say, “I did”.  And, low and behold, there are train tracks that run right along this scene.  Note, that the clouds are really the more prominent subject in the image.  They remind me of the quote in respect to the tests in life that create the need for continued resolve and constant determination.

 

2013 Lily Series – 09

“Vow to be valiant;
Resolve to be radiant;
Determine to be dynamic;
Strive to be sincere;
Aspire to be attuned.”
– William Arthur Ward
V is for Valiant

V is for Valiant