"It is the fear of the young bird to trust its wings." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Trust Your Wings and Touch the Sky is a strategy for success based upon the quotations of Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is a virtual road map to a happier, more productive, more meaningful existence. Learn how to apply the wisdom of Ralph Waldo Emerson to your daily life, and discover how to make more prudent, more insightful, and more enlightened choices.
Over the years, hundreds of self-help and advice manuals have been written to enable us to become more well-adjusted human beings. Like many others, I have perused my share of these seemingly life-altering self-improvement guides, and in fact have found some very helpful. But I have also discovered, because of the sheer numbers, that many of these texts begin to blur after a while. Upon further investigation, we find that many thought-provoking strategies are no more that regurgitations of previous efforts. For years I have been in search of the universal, all-encompassing manual that would lead to a happier, healthier, and more prosperous life.
Little did I know that it had found me years earlier. As a veteran college professor and longtime devotee of the writings of author-philosopher-transcendentalist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, I had never stopped to realize that hidden within the complete works of this nineteenth century master was a bounty of knowledge-advice and counsel that could easily be applied to help cope with today's most pressing problems. In fact, if you were to identify and catalog specific Emerson quotations, you would find yourself with a wealth of wisdom-a virtual road map for a successful life.
I hope you enjoy reading Trust Your Wings and Touch the Sky: A Strategy for Success based upon the Quotations of Ralph Waldo Emerson. In this manuscript, I have identified 100 of Emerson's most inspirational quotations. I have broken them down into twenty-five categories-Accountability, Character, Conviction, Patience, Wisdom, to name a few. I have then provided an analysis of each quotation, with suggestions on how readers might apply these Emerson principles to their own lives.