When you are working toward an important goal, you usually want to achieve it sooner rather than later. The idea that it could take months, or even years to realize a desired outcome feels intolerable. Like most other people do, you may have tried to hurry the process along by working harder on it or searching for shortcuts that would get you there faster. The problem is, the harder you try to rush the fulfillment
As much as you might wish sometimes that you could avoid challenges and obstacles and have your path through life be consistently smooth and easy, it’s helpful to recognize that challenges actually serve a useful purpose, in a few different ways. The first big benefit of challenges is that they cause you to focus more clearly on what you want, that wonderful end result that you are trying to attain. When you look at a
We are all works in progress and constantly evolving. As adults, this can be hard for us to see. But for the butterfly, the change is more obvious. Butterflies are not born as baby butterflies. They hatch from their eggs as caterpillars. As larva, the caterpillar will consume plenty of leaves and grow to be quite large. One day, he stops consuming leaves and begins spinning his cocoon. This cocoon keeps his body safe as
Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?
At times it’s easy to feel like you don’t matter much, and there is no real purpose for your life. You may think of yourself as just one of the billions of people occupying the planet, and you might even believe that there’s nothing really special about you. Especially if you haven’t yet achieved anything that would be considered newsworthy or impressive by most people’s standards, you probably see yourself as just an “average” person
Life is full of leaps of faith as everything in life comes with risk. Certainly, some leaps of faith are riskier than others, but every step you take has some risk attached. We often find ourselves too scared to leap, too scared to take a chance that is presented to us. Why do we hold ourselves back from reaching our full potential? Taking a risk isn’t always as risky as we may initially believe. Leaps
Have you ever missed out on an opportunity because you waited too long to decide that you wanted that opportunity? Unfortunately, this happens to people all the time, and the main culprit is procrastination. Today’s quote speaks to this phenomenon and reminds us that no opportunity is available forever. We need to stop procrastinating and take opportunities when they present themselves. Dangers of Procrastination We have all been there: we put off doing things that
Do you have a big goal or a desire that lights up your heart? Without something to work towards or hope for, life would be dreary! As children, we are bright-eyed and full of dreams, believing anything is possible. But as we grow older, we get caught up in the fears of the world and let some of our desires die. We stop believing that anything is possible like we did when we were kids.
In the movie The Matrix, Neo is advised not to try to bend the spoon, but to instead try realize the truth: There is no spoon. He is then told that it isn’t the spoon that bends, it is only himself. Neo cannot manipulate reality and bend the spoon, he can only change his own thinking. By confronting his preconceived ideas of how the world works, he can change his thinking, and as a result,