“Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.” ~ Gail Devers; American track and field athlete, Olympic champion, World champion.
Living a whole and constantly fruitful life is running the business of life, just like running your job at the office or at the production line or along the road delivering pizzas; however, the business of life requires much more focus and attention, because the business of life should be based (and most of the time people forget this) on our inner worth and not on the worth of what we do or in the worth of the company we work for. Quite often, we set ourselves adrift and follow the popular trends, follow the constant pace of the hubbub, and there is a loss of focus upon what is really important, we get thus sidetracked by the popular news or by the new gossip or by the pressures of this or that. Our minds get overwhelmed and altered constantly, distancing themselves greatly from all focus and determination, just like a ship with no engine and no particular destination.
We then become blinded by mental stress and the narrow reality we create for ourselves; so, we tend to disrupt our peace and forget about our inner worth, going through life not seeing the good but the bad–i.e. not being aware of opportunities for real growth, such which can relate and connect us to natural life itself as it is really intended and not as we may be led by stress to see it.
And life itself has a rhythm, unlike the office which is ran by rules and man-made concepts of what success is, and this life is then harmonious and perfect, not random or ruled by “luck,” it always has an enlightening purpose and bright horizon to offer to the awakened ones who are able to recognize the hidden lessons in it (even the tragedies we live have something hidden which we can use to elevate our minds into better futures). But the challenges can be daunting nonetheless and so we must remain cool-headed amidst tragedy and confusion, while we value ourselves and work hard to overcome all those obstacles that serve the purpose to mold and shape us into better and more developed individuals to seize greater opportunities; hence, this is useful to have in mind in all facets of life, from the stresses of work to the dues we pay in our life.
If you expect to see great opportunities appearing in your path, that great promotion, the bright side of that challenge, the value within your relationship, or that growth within yourself to achieve more in life, there is something you must always rely on, hard work and dedication to your cause; therefore, opportunities for growth and all that you want will appear in your life if you maintain focus on your goals and not get distracted or deviated from your path by stress or challenges, and hard work and dedication towards a set goal will alter your mind in such a way that you will see opportunities that you had not been able to see before.
A strong purpose upon a set goal will sharpen your senses and redirect your view with a mighty vision of the future, and noble intention included in that purpose will emotionally strengthen you and add that love you need to stay on your path without getting overwhelmed and deviated by stresses and challenges. This is vital and extremely powerful energy to build patience and understanding, perseverance and character, which will give you the confidence and deeper insight to see beyond those challenges.
Keep going, even though you may see only tragedy and hurt in your path at the moment, because fear and courage are two sides of the same coin; which is why the fearful can become the fearless literally in the wink of an eye, for it only takes the wisdom to mentally turn around that coin and jump from fearful to fearless, and thus change your conscious awareness of life, of your reality, and of what you should do to reach your goals. And this is my own experience.