“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.” (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Now, there were many who did not like Ralph and here was one of the main reasons:
Critics believed that Emerson was removing the central God figure
The reason they believe that was because of the following reason:
He believed that all things are connected to God and, therefore, all things are divine.
There are probably many things that I would disagree with him on, but the more I read about him and his life journey, the more intrigued I become. With knowing more of his history and life, the more the quote that I mentioned makes sense.
We need to have courage. We need to know where we are at and where we want to go and map out the journey and follow it. There may be many who will try to derail it but we must stay focused and we must have the courage to keep taking the steps necessary.