Whether you like it or not, as humans, at some point in our lives we tend to overestimate our own abilities to face the beautiful circumstances of life. We think we can conquer the world, that we are in a privileged position where the likelihood of success is even greater for us than for the men and women who preceded us. We are prone to believe that everything will be different for us; that somehow we are special in a way that only we can understand.
Let me tell you one thing: you’re both right AND wrong.
You are right because, indeed, you are special. Our Creator made you with a specific purpose in mind while you’re wandering around the home we call earth. But you are wrong, my dear reader, because none of us are born with the specific tools to help us achieve that purpose. We need to learn those traits in order to succeed.
As we grow up and older, we soon realize that our dreams may be farther and more difficult to reach than we thought; that there is a tiny, but increasing probability, that we may never make our dreams come true. And then comes that feeling of failure, that gruesome images of defeat running right in front of our faces.
I really hope that this is not your case. Through the experiences of life, I’ve come to realize that failure is only failure if you choose to see it that way. Every misstep, every mistake, every misfortune is an opportunity to learn, to grow and to change. As i stated earlier, none of us are born with the specific tools to help us achieve whatever is in our hearts. But when you decide that you will do whatever it takes to fulfill your destiny, with that determination, you are also given the abilities and the resources needed to succeed.
You may be wondering: what’s the point of all this talk? (I guess that i would be asking that same question myself). The point i’m trying to make here is that there are things that fall within your scope of action, and that you need to start doing right now, in order to get closer to self-fulfillment. And, my dear reader, that’s also in your scope of responsibilities: to find out what are those things. So, you better get moving!
My hope to you is that you find the courage and the strength necessary to begin this quest, to start this journey. You will need inspiration to rise above the masses, to show the world (even if it’s only your family, friends or community) that dreams do come true and to lead others to do the same. I believe in you: after all, if you’re reading this post, chances are that you’re already on your way to greatness.