Hello, dear readers, and welcome!
As you're running through life, I have a question to ask you: do you have what it takes to succeed?
Now, before you answer, let me tell you a short little story.
Recently, my sister graduated from her first tier of college (she's going on to get a further degree). Now, this is a celebration for anyone, and an accomplishment, but let me tell you a little about where she has come from. A few years ago, she did not have her high school courses completed, did not have her diploma, did not have a college degree, and was working in a job that she was good at, but did not want to spend the rest of her life in. She wanted to do more, and we encouraged her to, and she made the decision that she would. Many trials and hardships were in her way: finding money to pay for her courses, finding a new job, many problems with the paperwork at the college, and her own sense of fear that she couldn't do it. But she kept pushing forward through every trial, kept going even when it seemed impossible, worked many long hours both at her job and at school, and now she is achieving her dream, and we are extremely proud of her! She's one of the top in her class, and has done amazingly.
Most of us come to the world with bright eyes, shining hopes, and big dreams -- and the world immediately takes it upon itself to crush those hopes, dreams, and put dullness in our gazes. But does that mean that we should give up, that we cannot succeed? No, certainly not.
The saying that "if you work hard, you will succeed" is definitely true -- but we have to work hard. Nothing good comes easily. I have seen countless people overcome and achieve their dreams, but only after years of hard work, and pressing on through whatever circumstances arise to try and defeat them.
Whatever dream you have, examine your options. How can you begin taking steps towards achieving your vision? Even if you have to take one tiny step at a time, do it, because those steps add up. And the next time you feel like you don't have what it takes, remember that you do, so long as you don't give up.
The world needs your bright, shining dream, and you can achieve it. It may not happen as seemingly instantaneously as your connection to the internet, but it is worth the time and investment, and baby steps are actually the best thing for you. The more you work towards your dream, the more you learn about it -- so that when you finally reach a plateau, you are well equipped to unleash your vision.
Remember: you do have what it takes.
Now get out there, and start changing your dreams into actions.
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