Being brave is not something that is usually planned, and many heroes who have shown enormous courage consider themselves ordinary people who simply did what needed to be done. Being brave means staying calm and acting appropriately no matter what situation you find yourself in. Bravery comes from inside, it is not something that you can fake or pretend to have. Some of the bravest people in history were those who simply stood up for their beliefs and values even when it cost them dearly to do so.
When you feel lost, when you are not sure if you are focused on the right things in your life, when you are not sure if you are with the right mate, when you are not sure if all what you are doing is worth your time and effort, stop and reconnect with who you are as a person. Take the time to write down your goals, your dreams, your aspirations. Take the time to write down all pros and cons of what you are doing right now. Take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you to do. And take the time to talk to God and see what He has in store for you. The more you realize what your heart desires, the more you feel closer to God and the more connected you are with God the more you feel happier. The more you get a sense of direction and you become clear about what you need to do next to achieve your dreams.
Before you start walking on the path of your dreams, or when you start walking, fear will come in the way. Fear of the unknown, fear of not being in a comfortable zone, fear of losing it all, fear of criticism, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of change, etc. It's just part of the process, its part of life and its part of your path. Know and believe that whatever fear you have you can conquer it with the help of God. Ask him to help you, because believe it or not God wants you to follow your heart. He is the one that planted those seeds of dreams in your heart. All what you have to do is get closer to God, feel His love, feel the strength that He is giving you to conquer your fears and to walk on that narrow path that He has designed for you. All what you have to do is believe, have faith and never lose focus on your purpose and your dreams and you will be able to kill all of your fears.
I was brought up as a Christian Orthodox, never considered myself to religious, but did the normal religious things, going on Sunday to church, confessing to a priest, taking communion on Sunday and just being an obedient Christian person. I only kept going to church because this is where I felt God's presence, it was never really to socialise because I never felt the people were really sincere in my Egyptian community, and so I never really felt connected with them, but I always felt that I need to be faithful to God no matter what is the environment around me. Until I finished writing a spiritual book that will soon be released, I realized that God is within you, He's not just in a building, and you see Him everywhere there is kindness, generosity, humbleness, love. Whenever you see those qualities in people, you see God. Whenever you see love, you see God. I also realized that rules and regulations are not made for you to stop being who you are supposed to be on Earth, they may help you in the beginning of your spiritual path but they serve no purpose anymore when your spirit is lifted up with God then the religious rules will suffocate you if you don't break free of them. So the important thing that you must ask yourself, is what you are doing today helping to grow as a person, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. Is it helping you to give more love to others, to help more the less fortunate, to become more of a spiritual loving person, or is what you are doing dragging you down, making you procrastinate, being trapped in just a routine, just because everyone is doing it, you are doing it too. Do the actions that make you feel good, that helps you be a great loving person and that helps to get to your dreams. Don't let ignorance stop you from walking on the right path. Ask God to reveal to you the truth about how you ought to live your life. And He will guide you every step of the way.
Have you ever wondered why we are all here on earth at the same time, and why you get to meet certain people and others will be strangers until your last breath. Well God allows us to meet the people that lead you to your purpose, even the ones that were trying to drag you down. You are going to ask me how the ones that tried to stop me from my spiritual path are helping me for my purpose. They made you realize how much you want it, how much you are willing to push to get to your dreams, how far you would go to reach them. And the ones that are sent to you to help you, will become like angels in your life, pushing you softly to the right direction, enlightening your path and ,while they are helping you, believe it o r not you are helping them to; to walk in their own path. It becomes a place where we are all angels to each other, helping each other to be directed and to walk in our own spiritual path, but those path are not individual to each other. All of our path is like a spider web, we are all connected to each other, and sometimes we cross each others path and other times they are just parallel to each other. But there is one thing that we all have in common is love. The love that we have for God and the love that we have for each other. And so with that love we can help each other's purpose and make this place that we live in become Paradise full of angels helping each other and loving each other.
So you finally know what are the steps that you need to take to reach your goals and achieve your dreams, Be aware of who you share your dreams with. You may be excited that you have that great idea, or that new projects that you are thinking about and you just feel like you want to share it with others. Be careful, sometimes your closest friends and members of your family may be the ones discouraging you from doing anything that comes from your heart. Also, you need to be aware that someone may steel your idea, so be wise and take the time to copyright it, it's really minimal fees but will cost you a lot if you don't before you share your ideas to others. It is just reality. Protect yourself from negative people, protective your ideas, protect that space of yours that you need to have in order to start any projects.
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.