Thoreau Inspires Self Innovation

Quotes can sometimes inspire me to innovate myself…or at least to think about it more intentionally. Henry David Thoreau is a definite favorite. He said “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to reduce it to its lowest terms, and, if proved to be mean, why then to get the whole and genuine meanness of it, and publish its meanness to the world.” That is definitely the start to innovate yourself…it certainly doesn’t have to have anything to do with technology. It has everything to do with sucking all the marrow out of life.
Thoreau had to leave the woods at some point. So he said “I left the woods for as good a reason as I went there. Perhaps it seemed to me that I had several more lives to live, and could not spare any more time for that one… I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”
Advance confidently in the direction of your dreams and you will no doubt find yourself innovating yourself along the way.

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