Six Rules of Maybe

I admit, I took this directly from a book (called “The Six Rules of Maybe”, and written by fantastically inspirational YA novelist Deb Caletti), and not a travel book either, but I found it so interesting and so worthwhile a way to decide things that I wanted to share it with y’all vagabonders.

1. Respect the power of hope and possibilities. Begin with belief. Hold on to it.

2. If you know where you want to go, you’re already halfway there. Know what you desire but, more importantly, why you desire it. Then go.

3. Hopes and dreams and heart’s desires require a clear path — get out of your own way.

4. Place hope carefully in your own hands and in the hands of others.

5. Persist, if necessary.

6. Most importantly– know when you’ve reached an end. Quit, give up, do it with courage. Giving up is not failing — it’s the chance to begin again.

Posted by | Comments (2)  | November 23, 2010
Category: General, Travel Writing

2 Responses to “Six Rules of Maybe”

  1. Doug Says:

    Sometimes it’s really hard to do #1 (hold on to belief) when the world is busy throwing adversity in your direction. The ability to rise above that adversity is what makes your life extraordinary.