Think about when you’ve dug deep on something important – truly worthy, can you visualize change/success, crossing finish lines and holding trophies?
Or see subtler victories?
Is it so important we know how to handle every situation – or best to believe we do,believe we can?
When we believe we achieve.
OK, maybe not the first time …
Validation, accomplishment, seeing some little (or big) thing through, changed forever just because you cared enough. Of course you can. When we feel ‘that way’, that confident gritty determination – are we trying to prove something? To whom?
Lasting change doesn’t emerge from trying to one-up anyone, out-compete anyone or ‘show someone you can’ but rather because we see something. It needs doing – and because nobody is solving that problem, we make it our mission to solve it. I mean, seriously, do you have anything better to do?
The greatest innovators in the world could never copy anyone because they were out on the frontier, often all alone, breaking new ground and as they’ve (Ford, Einstein, Columbus, Jobs, Gretzky and countless more …) done that; they’ve bolding gone where nobody has gone.
For everyone who’s journeyed through challenges so successfully there are countless thousands who’ve not reached such pinnacles – but they are no less successes in their own right, and they are not smaller persons or lesser ones.
Without lofty goals and high minded purposes, what’s the point, that we all live and then die?
Aren’t we all just obituaries awaiting publication?
Lives passing from everyone’s consciousness, gone, forgotten.