The closer you get to the prize, the more challenges arise. ~ BrotherWord
When you are motivated by your passion and pursuing your purpose, enemies near and far will begin to surface all around you. Unforeseen and unimaginable challenges will spring up out of nowhere and how you react will determine the outcome and determine who wins. No matter what, you can never succumb or give in. It’s true, “what doesn’t break you, makes you stronger.” Every setback is a setup for a greater come up. It’s cliché, and passé, but it’s a fact. The experiences we have in life mold the character we exude.
Life will take you through ups and downs, but it also provides a seatbelt; strap in and hold on. Sometimes the ride will be smooth and carefree; at other times it will be tumultuous and shake you to your core. It is during both times, you have to remember why you started to begin with, where your passion lies, who will it serve, what can be accomplished by staying the course, and how it impacts not only yourself, but those you encounter. And here’s a little secret… the bigger the blessing, the bigger the barrage.
Find motivation within, through others, and wherever it can be found. It only takes a spark to reignite the fire and like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, you too can rise from the heat and soar high. Believe in your dream, believe the impossible, believe that this too shall pass, and believe that you already possess everything you need to succeed.
The human spirit is fantastic, amazing, and immeasurable. We see people surpass physical and mental limitations each day and the only difference is their will to win and desire to overcome. Derek Clark is a prime example of such a will and is a shining example of rising from the ashes… literally. Take a minute to listen to the rapping dad and then dig a little deeper to see how far he’s come. You’ll be astonished by what you discover and hopefully it will give you that extra incentive you’re seeking to light your fire.
Good fortune and bad are equally necessary to man, to fit him to meet the contingencies of this life.
~ French Proverb
Aspiring minds must sometimes sustain loss. ~ Plato
Adversity introduces a man to himself. ~ Anonymous