Most people fail at whatever they attempt because of an undecided heart. Should I? Should I not? Go forward? Go back? Success requires the emotional balance of a committed heart. When confronted with a challenge, the committed heart will search for a solution. The undecided heart searches for an escape. A committed heart does not wait for conditions to be exactly right. Why? Because conditions are never exactly right.
Have you ever wondered what people see when they look at you? Would you be satisfied if they only saw the threads you wear and remembered your sense of style? Would you be okay if they only remembered how much money you make, the car you drive, where you work or the great neighborhood you lived in? We are human. Some of us prefer that others see everything when they look at them, all the small details that make them who they are but that isn’t reality. We have to take the time to think about how we present ourselves to the world and the impact we have on our surroundings. We will never spend all our days being pragmatic because life will always be happening however we control who we are, who we aim to become, what we do, what we say and the difference we make in the lives of others. It’s great to obtain degrees, gain titles, make more than enough money to survive and so on but what will all that mean they day of your funeral if you don’t change a life with the skills you possess? I don’t mean change a life by just doing the things that you earn money doing, I mean truly try to change a life. You cannot change a life without learning from your experiences, making changes towards self-growth or giving selflessly. Although I desire to be around for decades to come I can’t help but to wonder what I can do today to be a better me and change the life of someone else. I won’t stop moving in a positive direction, I know that things I’ve emerged from can motivate someone else to reach higher than me when they want to give up. We all acquire things that can’t be buried with us and we enjoy them, we all want to gain titles that make people give us a second look but it’s what we do with those things and those titles that will truly matter when your day of eternal rest arrives. Please take the time to think about the things you say, the way you carry yourself, the goals you have and the way you treat others and think about what it would be like for someone to discuss those things at your funeral. If you could sit in on it, would you be smiling and proud or would you rather not sit and listen in at all? I plan on using the talents I retain for good, using my experiences to teach, and using my self-growth to change the world. On the day of my funeral, I need someone to stand up and say ‘Because of her I……,’ 'She changed my life by……’, 'I’m thankful for her because she….’ to me, without such beautiful thoughts, life itself is meaningless.