"It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult"
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Hopefully most of us have big goals and dreams. Ones that we desire to accomplish and contribute in both significant and meaningful ways. That is the very essence of human nature. When one lets go of his or her dreams, inevitably he or she loses direction; the ability to focus on the truly important. If you do not have your own goals, then you've literally decided to stop growing.
Sometimes when we are unsure of ourselves, we let things on the outside influence us in a negative way. Detractors. Naysayers. Pessimists. We give them the power over our choices and allow them to dictate our path. Stop it! Right now!
There are only two ways to move forward. One is by following our own priorities. The other is by allowing the pressures exerted upon us by others to decide our direction. If you accept those choices as fact, and given the choice, which one would you pick?
We can and never will please everyone. That is an absolutely impossible task yet so many of us feel guilty from the negativity hurled at us by others and allow it to pull us off course; away from our true north.
I've come to believe that we are all put here to fulfill some mission in life. And that is, our first responsibility to pursue what you believe to be your destiny will all your heart. Our greatest success can ultimately only be achieved by becoming all that we were meant to be. And other people cannot know that for us, we can only decide that for ourselves.
So, go for it, I say. Bundle up all your hopes and dreams and biggest wishes for the future and head forth. Be daring and things become easier. As Basil King said, "Be bold, and mighty forces come to your aid." Know which way you want to go. Decide the steps to get there. And get going.
Your future is waiting…… Go for it!