This summer has been a big one. I have been immersed in personal growth, big personalities and possibly the greatest test of my life… thus far:
The challenge of knowing and then following through to the doing.
What I learnt the most is that we all have ‘seeds of greatness’ within us. Not just me, but you – the reader, and everyone else. Even say, that annoying borderline alcoholic relative that ruins christmas consecutively every year. Yes, we ALL have seeds of greatness in us. We just need to follow a 5 point structure to watch them grow and evolve into something bigger than what they started as.
“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”
— Helen Keller
THE SEED OF GREATNESS JOURNEY
1) Plant it in good soil.
Toxic environments chock the life out of any great person. Without a solid environment to feel safe and secure in, your hopes and dreams can be crushed by criticism and misunderstanding. Even the relatives who generally love and care for you – they want the best for you (genuinely).. Yet, still speak hurtful truths of them not believing you have the ability to grow the heights of your dreams. E.g I just don’t want you to give your HOPES up.
Life is not about giving up. We all have a destiny which implies we have a destination – correct?
2) Water it!
Learn, practise, study, fail, get back up and then try it all again – consistently! If we don’t add the effort to what we want then we will be paid for our foolishness.
3) Pull out the Weeds..
We all come across fear, doubt, sensitivity and negativity on the way to achieving what we want. If your heart truly believes this dream is your destiny, than by no means do you EVER give up. Pull those thoughts out and throw them well away from your greatness. Continue to grow and understand you will experience thoughts of doubt – but never act on them.
4) The Seasons.
Summer, Winter, Fall, Spring…. Some seasons are all bright and sunny – some are daft and rainy. You have to work with the seasons you are given – knowing a better day is around the corner. Seasons happen for a reason. You have to appreciate the good after the bad otherwise we become arrogant. Work through the hard times and be grateful for the easier times.
5) Enjoy the fruits of your labor.
“An oak tree is nothing more than a NUT that held it’s ground” Bear Grylls
HOLD YOUR GROUND! Be sure that your destiny is YOURS. No one else can take it down – but you.
I personally, have had to overcome many challenges in my earlier years which leaked into the inability to grow up as a young adult. I blamed so many people for my downfall and my inability to finish something once I started.
Any one else relate to being good starters but bad finishers?
Reality is : we are the gate keepers of our own destiny. I believe that we all settle for less than we deserve. Make a decision today to start accepting that bad will come, but high spirits will outlast it all.
Run with the seasons…
Enjoy the Fruits of your Labor…
I believe in you all.
Love Express, You Are Self