You have lived an amazing life when you have done everything you wanted to do in this word and are ready to pass on. When you take advantage of every opportunity that life offers and you go that extra step to try and make life bearable for others then you will be rewarded in the hereafter. When you live selfishly, thinking only of yourself and your wants and desires, then you have missed many chances to make this world a better place and to add joy and amazement to your life. Many go through this world fearful of taking chances because of what they may lose. Those who live an amazing life look for these chances and use them to try something new or enjoy new experiences. Some of the most amazing people in history were those who touched many, and they lived an amazing life because they did not let fear or other emotions stand in the way of fulfilling their dreams.
Expand your mind, by reading more and understanding how successful people have achieved their dreams. In order to be a great leader and be CEO of your own life, you need to have been a good student. Be humble enough to be willing to learn from the ones that are inspiring you. Don't let the negative emotions fill up your heart, heal from them and move on, otherwise you will never know or achieve your dreams. You need to learn from your past but don't carry it, let it go. And become stronger out of your painful experiences, become a warrior not a victim. And believe that you can achieve all of your goals and dream big. Have faith that you can become who you are supposed to become and don't let anything or anyone dictate who you ought to be.
It doesn't matter where you come from, which family you were born from, who are the people that are surrounding you, where do you live, what is your financial situation, you can be in the desert, by yourself completely with little water and little sun, and still you can bloom like a nice beautiful flower. In other words what matters is you. Your beliefs, your dreams, your goals, you as a person, that's what really matters for God. You are going to ask me, "its's not enough me, who am I to be successful like the ones that I look up to. I can never be like that singer, or that inspirational coach, or like that real estate guru." And I will tell you:" you can be whoever you want to be. You are in a form of a seed, and the ones that inspires you and are successful are already in a form of a flower. They were looking like you, like a simple small seed easy to crash and easy to loose, but they did the actions, and they believed in their dreams, and if you look where they come from...a lot of them were from the bottom..just like you. You can choose to do the work and follow the steps they did to become a beautiful flower, and be successful or you can choose to not do anything and not believe in your dreams and be that seed that will never grow; stay in the dirt and maybe lost forever. It's your life, you have to own it, you have to look into your heart see what is it longing for, listen to that inside voice that is telling you what are the next steps to achieve your small and big goals. And feed it, feed that seed of your dreams, give it the water and the sun it needs. If you are lucky you will have friends and family to support you, but if you are in the desert and you don't feel anyone will understand your dreams then information is out there now to grab what you need and self-learn, you can go to seminars, take classes, make connections..there are so many open doors you just got to make the decision to enter in them. Also, change your beliefs, make them positive, hopeful and strong, have faith that God is standing next to you when no one else is, and have faith that He will pour the water and give you what you need if he sees your doing the work. Whatever excuses you are giving yourself not to follow your dreams, is just a wall that you put around yourself and this attitude will never set you free. Break free, work on yourself, follow the ones that inspires you, do what they did, a lot of times you don't need to reinvent the wheel, you only need to start; making the decisions that one day you will become a flower and that you will start today doing the first step toward it.
When we look at a tree, we overlook how long it took to grow, to become strong, to have leafs, and to be fruitful. Why are we expecting when we start working toward our goals for us to grow fast magically and produce fruits that people would want to eat from. It takes time, it takes a lot of digging first, a lot of dirt work, to plant the seed and than it takes a lot of water, a lot of good food, a lot of nutrition and a lot of sun. If one of those ingredients are missing the tree will not grow strong and standing tall and mighty. So how do you measure if you are growing in a good rhythm not too slow and not too fast. By how you feel. If you feel happy everyday and feel right about what you do toward your goals than you are already successful and you are growing strong. Also, if you see the growth within; meaning you feel each day you have learned something new, or you have become aware of something you were not aware of before..when you see spiritual, emotional, physical, intellectual growth each day in your life, than keep doing what you are doing, you are in the right path and you only need now to be patient. But if you do actions and it doesn't feel right, you feel you are not learning anything knew anymore, you feel like you are stuck in a dead-end, you don't feel happy in the morning, you don't feel any growth, than you need to change your goals, or the direction that you are taking; the steps and actions that you are taking. Always reevaluate what you are doing everyday and see if it's leading you to a growth or to stagnation. May God give you wisdom and lead you to the right path for your happiness, strength and success.
Who do you love? What do you love? Who do you live for? Take the time to answer those questions in writing, you probably have thought about them a thousand times, but when you stop and take the time to write the answers, you will be more clear about the next steps you need to take to get to achieve your goals and dreams. Be clear about what your heart desires and who it is living for and you will be clear about your destination.
It's easy to complain about our life, about how everything is chaotic around us, about the rise of crimes, homeless and poverty. If each one of us starts looking at the people that are trying to make a difference then we will start seeing good instead of only seeing the bad in this world. The more we see good around us, and we pay attention to someone who is doing a kind gesture, the more we become positive and hopeful about the present and the future. For example, someone opening the door to a mom who is pushing a stroller, or see that driver in front of you giving to a homeless, or reading about a story of a CEO of a company that sold everything to go and help African kids, or a guy buying flowers for his lady. All those small or big actions makes a difference in people's lives. The more our eyes are open, the more we will become inspired, energized and start doing the same.
How can you shine among darkness? Just be yourself and always try to become better than who you were yesterday. It's that simple. Listen to your heart, and start doing what it's asking you to do..and be aware of your mind because it may want to stop you. Don't let anything or anyone stop you from shining and doing what you are supposed to do on earth.