You owe it to yourself, the world, the power that created you, to live. That means doing your best, expressing gratitude, enjoying yourself, letting go of what hurts you, focusing on the moment, spreading the love, challenging your fears, being yourself. It looks different for everyone but it’s guided by the same principles. Don’t live half-heartedly. Live passionately, enthusiastically, sincerely, generously, and to the fullest.
Meet each day with energy. It’s easy to slip into carrying the baggage of the past, but all it really does is weigh us down – and that slows us down. Hold onto the essentials and store the rest away. Meet each day a little lighter. Waking up with positivity, determination and enthusiasm pulsing through your veins will let possibilities and opportunities course through your life. And ultimately, leave you satisfied when you later come to rest your head.
Hold onto who you are. Hold onto your dignity, compassion and enthusiasm. Hold onto your patience, tolerance and forgiveness. Hold onto those who inspire and energise you, who laugh and cry with you. Hold onto love, the love others give you and your capacity to love endlessly. Hold onto the beautiful memories of times past. Hold onto hope for the future and for the unknown. Hold onto today. Hold on tight to the good things in life. Be careful they don’t slip through the cracks or shatter on the floor. Not all great things happen twice.
All our dreams and aspirations sometimes seem so far out of reach. The odds of a new product being successful are 1:10. The odds of writing a New York bestseller are 1:220. The odds of winning an Oscar are 1:11,500. The odds of becoming President of the United States are 1:10,000,000.
But did you know that our chance of being born, exactly in our circumstances, at that particular place and time, is 1:400,000,000,000? Being born is the most unlikely of all. Could there be any bigger incentive, any greater inspiration, any larger motivation, to make the most out of every piece of our lives? Make the most of what you have around you and inside you. Experience everything possible. Be grateful for what you have been given. Live because life is a miracle. You are a miracle. You were born that way.
The world is intricately beautiful and intriguing. There’s something for everyone. If not, then make something. One of the main ingredients to happiness and success is passion for the world and what we believe in. Go at it.
I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good – Roald Dahl