We are not born to merely go with the ebb and flow of existence. The quotidian routine of waking, eating, working and sleeping is not why we were put on this earth. Our lives are supposed to be lived with the goal toward thriving and growing. It is easy to lose sight of this but we all know deep down this is the truth. We all have a purpose in this world and that purpose is not to merely exist
I believe there is greatness in everyone. There is something that you can do that no one else can. There is something that you know that no one else does. And I am truly begging you to share that with the world. Our entire history is a testament to human creativity and knowledge. What if those stalwarts kept their gifts secret? What if Walt Disney was talked out of being a cartoonist? Did you know that he got fired from the first news paper he worked for and was told that he could not draw? We can all be glad that he did not listen. What if the Wright brothers believed we were not meant to fly? We would never know the beauty of flight and the convenience of a plane. We have seen what human creativity can do. We have been witnessed to the dizzying pace of change that surrounds us everywhere. Yet, somehow, we have become blinded to the greatness that is in each and every one of us. Perhaps it happens slowly, when we stop believing. Maybe we have forgotten to dream. I know when that you were a kid you had a vision of what your life would be. You had dreams about what the world could do for you. You probably had disappointments, misdirection and other distractions that have convinced you your dreams were nothing but dreams. No! They belong to you and they will always be yours. Oprah Winfrey grew up in the poorest of conditions and rose to become a national sensation. Read her story, there was no luck involved. She had a dream and she pursued it.
Follow your dream
Anyone can be a nay-sayer. It is easy to go about saying this will not work or that will not work. It is easy to do nothing. The hard thing is to try. The hard thing is to attempt to something great. Whatever you attempt to do, do not let anyone tell you that you cannot do it. They are not saying this to you because they know you cannot accomplish your goals. After all, if they knew what was possible, they would have done more with their own lives. They say this to you because they are afraid of you leaving them behind. Follow your dream, dare to believe and try. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain. We all know that a journey of thousand miles begins with a step. Take that step and brace yourself for an exciting future! Happy New Year!