If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...
Every person has something special on the inside of them that is just waiting to be shared with the world. That special internal something is wrapped up in our individually unique, gifts, talent and abilities but is locked away within us.
What makes our distinguishing attributes so awesome is that no other person in the world can demonstrate those qualities quite like we can. Just think for a moment, that no two human beings have the same finger prints, not even identical twins. So this means that there is something in us that adds and makes a significant contribution to the world.
This search for our significance in life leads us on a quest to find ourselves, develop dreams and to reach for success as we attempt to accomplish those dreams. As we get exposed to those activities that we are interested in, love and have a passion for, we began to find our “niche” in life.
When we wake up in the morning, we find ourselves indulging in our craft daily but the interesting thing is that it does not feel like work due to the passion that we have for it. In fact, you know that you have found your interest in life when you would work at it without getting paid for it. Then this gives birth to a dream, a vision of an exalted you that entails achieving the unachievable to accomplishing the unaccomplishable because that is what makes a dream.
However, many people dream of success but few wake up and work hard at it. Therefore, with every dream, there is a cost to achieve success that requires hard work and a willingness to travel the road less-traveled – called inconvenience.
So after you have discovered your gifts, talents and abilities, and have discovered your passion and developed your dream, you must count the cost beforehand. When assessing your journey, you must factor in detours, failures and setbacks. Just know that your setbacks are setups for a comeback.
When assessing your road to success, you must factor in closed doors and getting used to hearing the word, “No”, but don’t take “No” for an answer. You must factor in being hit, hurt, hindered and sometimes even being held back, but still, don’t take “No” for an answer.
Why? Because your “No” will eventually turn around and become an “On”, which means that you are “On” your way to accomplishing your goals and dreams. After you have considered all of this and you still decide that you want to achieve your dream, then go for it! Don’t stop and don’t quit.
When attempting to achieve anything, count the cost and keep going and you will eventually get there. Once you get there, relish in the surreal but understand that your work has just started because achieving success is one thing and maintaining it is another ball game. This may sound very overwhelming but know that when you fulfill your purpose in life, it will be worth all the trouble.