For sure, achieving success is glamorous but remember that its road is neither shiny nor paved in a hurry.
The want to succeed is often expressed and held in the heart of many, but the need to succeed is expressed by few.
We are all free to want, but our zeal to succeed must be fueled by our driving need. Remember that a need is something that is vital for your survival (such as food and shelter), whereas your want is simply something that you would like to have.
Success takes the whole nine yards and more. Always ask yourself, why do I need to succeed in this? Is it vital to my well-being?
Will failure in this pursuit be detrimental to you or is your wish to do this just one of the notches to add to your list of achievements?
Holding on to that hungry need serves to drive you, that even when you fall down today, you’ll get up tomorrow and keep going.
When we don’t have anything to hope for, then what are we living for?
When we realize that our destiny lies in our hands through changing our thinking, when we realize that so long as we inhabit our bodies and notwithstanding the fact that we grow older, that if we’re mentally, physically and spiritually able, we can still pursue those dreams that brighten our eyes and light up our hearts.
The one thing that we need to help us carry on day to day is hope because with hope there are possibilities. With hope, there are alternatives to our despair.