It’s easy to get wrapped up in problems, in heartache, and in hardship. But they don’t need to define our life, even if they are a daily burden. Dreams and hopes coupled with perseverance are where the future lies, and happiness too. Let those guide you, revive you and empower you, especially in the tougher times. Don’t let the tough times get the best of you.
You matter. Your mind matters. Your voice matters. Your body matters. Your actions matter. Your opinion matters. Your dreams matter. Your hopes matter. Your perspective matters. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. And especially don’t tell yourself otherwise. You are good enough. You are strong. And you are important. Don’t forget it. Don’t hide away. You matter more than you know.
The prospect of putting in the hard work towards a dream and failing is enough to intimidate any of us into not trying at all. It’s true that we cannot predict what will work and what won’t or whether we’ll end up where we hope to, but we shouldn’t close ourselves off from the possibilities of the world. What if we take that chance, take that leap, take that time and we thrive? What if our mistakes signal us to a more prosperous path? And what if we could actually see into our future – would we actually want to see it? Don’t be afraid of the world. Don’t be afraid of the unknown or the possibility of failing. Rather focus on the obstacles we place in front of ourselves. Choose to get back up. Choose to see the beauty. And choose most of all to try.
If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes
– Andrew Carnegie
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