Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Without hesitation

We must make our own opportunities in life. Anything that is given can be taken away. But if you create something, it cannot be taken without a fight.

Your eyes should always be on the prize. It is why you work so hard: to achieve a dream. There is no obstacle that cannot be overcome through patience, perseverance and perspicacity.

The desire to succeed is not enough. One must employ all their faculties to be successful. If you hold anything back, you have lost already.

He that hesitates has failed. There are too many in the struggle to have a hope of winning without giving your all. And even that may not be enough.

If you can give up, do so now before you spend a great deal of energy for nothing. Do not be the person who wakes up one morning wondering why they ever bothered. Quit while you are behind, and learn to be content.

But if you cannot give up… if you will not relent… if you shall not back down, then fight! Charge into the fray and take no prisoners. Live without fear, love without measure, and wage war without hesitation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Worth doing

I am supremely confident that I do not know how things are going to turn out. So much is out of my hands. Still, I have set my course and will see it through.

Pride believes in many things, and they are all wrong. Honesty admits there are obstacles to be overcome. But the end result remains to be seen.

Dreams keep the mind busy and give the heart a goal. I cannot say it will all amount to nothing. But even if I knew, would it not be worth the doing?

I did not set out to achieve fortune and fame. Nor did I spend countless hours only to consume it all on my own lust. I am doing what I love, and it is my earnest desire that others will love it too.

No matter what you do, pour your heart and soul into it. Quality is better than quantity, and it shows in everything. Whether seen or not, it cannot be denied.

You cannot stop doing what you truly love. It is in every beat of the heart, when you breathe in and out, the beginning and end of your days. When it goes, the soul goes with it. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Know limits

I am diabetic: that is a limitation. There are many things I can do, and others I no longer should. Only by recognizing our limitations can we truly hope to overcome them.

That which does not adapt shall perish. And pride will merely hasten a trip into the earth. But wisdom sees the obstacle and plans accordingly.

One cannot pass through a wall by closing their eyes and stepping forward. Reality has a way of establishing its existence whether or not you wish to see it. The sudden, painful collision is the undeniable proof.
If you cannot go through, you can always go around, over or under. That which obstructs is stationary, thus its inherent weakness is exposed. Even if it moves, it can always be outmaneuvered.

There are things that cannot be overcome, but they are quite few. At heart, there are no limits. But what the spirit wills, the flesh cannot always supply.

I fight against my limitations, yet recognize their existence. Heart and mind must both be employed if success is to be achieved. Yes, there is a wall and it is too wide to go around and the ground is too hard to dig through. It’s time to start climbing.   

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Little and much

People doggedly pursue success, and some achieve it. But it is vitally important to ready oneself for what comes next. After all, success is not the end… but the means.

Things do not make one happy.  There is nothing wrong with enjoying them: we work our entire lives to provide ourselves with those brief moments of bliss. But happiness is born within, and all the trappings in the world will merely serve to suffocate a miserable soul.

If you cannot enjoy little, you will not appreciate much. Big things get in the way of simple pleasures. When the eyes are large, the heart is lacking.

Impressing others is a vicious cycle. You must constantly provide wonder, or their interest will cease. Friends do not care about what you have, but who you are.

Think about what you want: why do you desire it? Is there a real purpose, or is it just to gain acceptance? Do you wish to produce something, or consume it on your lusts?

It is easy to be a victim of your own success. There are many who perish in the pursuit of vanity. To truly appreciate a mighty oak, you must never forget that it was once but a seed.