What a tragedy.
None of us are guaranteed tomorrow. I know that all too well. My stepmom passed away suddenly two weeks ago today & it sent our family into a whirlwind of emotions & pondering life, purpose, meaning, relationships & making a difference.
We MUST live today. “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift which is why it is called the present.” Today is all we have. We must live like we do not have tomorrow because, the truth is, we just do not know. We should go to bed at night with our head on our pillows, feeling like we gave the day a great effort, leaving it all on the table.
You wonder why so many people are left unfulfilled, unhappy, empty, bored and unfocused. Because we all know we have more inside of us then we are using. I read in Think & Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill many years ago, “all unhappiness stems from the lack of unachieved potential.” In other words, we DO know we can do more, be more, give more, become more and don’t. And when we don’t, we are completely dissatisfied, even subsconsciously disappointed in ourselves. Hence, the reason, often, for so much depression and anger in our society.
I urge you to give life all you have. Be willing to fail but fail forward. Learn from your mistakes and apply what you learn to become better. When dealing with adversity and struggle, do not ask, “why is this happening to me?” Instead, ask “what can I learn through this, what am I missing that I can do to get over this obstacle faster?”
Perspective is EVERYTHING.
Attitude is EVERYTHING.
Belief is EVERYTHING.
You CAN succeed and fulfill your potential. You CAN be the first in your family to succeed in your career or business. You CAN make a positive impact in this world. But, you must first BELIEVE & know that you have inherent value and worth. You have unique talents & abilities that God gave you as a gift. Your gift back to Him is what you do with them.
Be YOU. Use YOUR uniqueness to impact this world. Don’t procrastinate and have wishful thinking. Do not live a life of regret. Discipline yourself to keep pushing forward. The only way you fail is if you quit. Be known for your tenacity, your optimism, your resilience, your relentless consistency to change yourself, your life & this world.
You have seeds of greatness within you. You MUST cultivate them.
You CAN do this.
You were born to.