Every sentence and every word I write, I’m not trying to impress you, I’m trying to impress upon you. My primary objective is to align my experiences and my realizations into a permanent placement within my reader’s, viewer’s, and follower’s minds. With every article and production I release, let it serve you as a mirror. Mistakenly some may say, “Why a mirror? Those aren’t special, I even have one in my bathroom.” But the truth of the matter is that the mirror you’re thinking of only reflects on your outwardly appearance.
Aspirations are generally from an exterior force. Something that we believe to be bigger, better and greater than us. These aspirations could be a form of a specific person who inspires us and the qualities they possess, something we aim to be in life, or just to be anyone or anything else than we are. Sometimes we are so focused on these aspirations that we forget who we are, what we have, the things we are good at and what it is we love. Eventually we become so obsessed by wanting to jump to some fancy place we have created in our mind that we run out of steam-the engine is running but it is not going far-. We forget about ourselves and expose ourselves to a dangerous, fabricated mind-set. The only aspiration we should have is to better ourselves! This does not mean to change who we are, but accept who we are and it is only from this we can grow.
How is that year, you called THE year going? What changes have you made? Have your desires to put your thoughts into action been fulfilled? Or has time slipped, deeming it as ungraspable and a greater force, sitting in the same chair as yesterday, wishing of a planless daydream and none of the goals of 2017 being ticked off? This platform allows the voice in your mind to be a passive nurturer that enables maintenance of this unhelpful stream of thought. The voice grows louder, keeping you stationary, as time moves forward.
Lauren Hill profoundly captured the imagination of the nation with her trademark never give up mantra, particularly after being diagnosed with a debilitating form of terminal brain cancer known as D.I.P.G (Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma); Hill had two years left to live, and researched to combat the disease, whilst inspirationally championing the Lay up for Lauren foundation to raise funds to ensure a cure. Hill lost her battle with D.I.P.G aged 19 during the early hours of April 10, 2015.
Arsenal and Chile‘s ever-dynamic hero Alexis Sánchez spent his less than dynamic formative years in the poor industrial town of Antofagasta, Chile raised by a devoted mother who tirelessly worked numerous jobs (cleaning jobs and selling fish) to essentially make ends meet to support her then eight-year-old son who dreamed night and day of one day becoming a professional soccer player; Alexis Sánchez subsequently joined Universidad Catolica the same year.
The first step to achieving greater goals and ascending higher heights is to first learn to begin to appreciate your own journey and to acknowledge how far you’ve come. Too often many of us look at other people and their paths and they compare their journey to others. By doing this, they lose the focus on their own achievements
It is more than a blessing that you have made it into a new year—there are some people who have not made it this far. That alone makes you a very special person and you should appreciate your life and the fact there is so much for you still to do in this world.