Category Archives: Challenges

Just Doing Something is Very Important, But Don’t Forget This

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Once you realize your dream, your goal, or whatever it is that you yearn to achieve, it is very crucial to actually get your hands dirty with working on it. And even when you do, you won’t make it.

Yup, you won’t make it to your goal on a straight, smooth upward slope like you were riding an escalator. And you would never know where you are headed by just walking in some random direction.

The world is a map, and your life is a bucket list of places you want to visit. Only that these places, these destinations your heart desires to see, are your goals. And just as you might live your entire life without visiting breathtaking sights and being immersed in unbelievable experiences, you might live your life without achieving any goal your mind keeps begging you to work on if you don’t learn how to achieve them.

Unless you are walking on a prairie or vast grassland, getting to a destination never involves walking in a straight line. In cities, there are streets you must walk through, turns you have to make, and detours that may throw you further from your goal than you desire. In forests, you might have to walk around a lake, decide to avoid a muddy area, and trip on a few rocks or vines on the ground.

Your original set of directions to your destination, your initial plan to achieve your goal, may not get you there on the first try. And it just might not have been the best option.

Never let a failed plan ruin your dreams. Always be prepared for the unexpected. Keep a few other alternatives ready. And push on toward your goal.

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Release Therapy

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We all go through trials and tribulations in life, and most of us keep in the quaking pain and suffering for different reasons.

Either the problems are too personal. Or seemingly too complex to explain to those who only know us from the outside. Or we just no longer have the patience or energy to begin to explain what’s wrong.

But one of the best ways to ease the suffering is to release it from the confines of our bodies and souls.

And releasing your problems does not have to involve a outside party. But it does require some form of expression.

If you are currently dealing with a problem or a crisis of some sort, try wording it out into an audio clip or on to a piece of paper. Let your emotions flow. And keep writing or speaking until all your thoughts are all poured out.

Then listen to it or read it. You just might gain some new and fresh perspective.

The Phoenix Within You

The concept of the phoenix rising from the ashes has been as old as Greek mythology.

That bird that lives for hundreds of years. And yet, even when it dies, even when its body is burned, it rises again from the ashes of its former self.

Life after death. A new life.

And yet, what we don’t realize is that we are all born with a phoenix inside us. This identity we believe we truly are. And within that phoenix is some hope that is born with us that lives with us for a while.

And along the way that hope that resides in the phoenix within us fades out. And the phoenix dies along with it.

It is a kindled spirit within us that is the magic by which we can revive that phoenix, and let it be born anew.

A spirit of self-realization. Of self-discovery.

A realization that we can bring that phoenix back to life.

A new reawakening.

A new understanding of who we are. And where we are heading.

When despair kills the phoenix within us, we need to spark a fire in ourselves, in our hearts, in our souls, so that the phoenix can experience another rebirth.

So whatever trouble you are facing today, remember – you have a mystical creature within you that will not lose hope.

The Furnaces of our Lives

In this world, we are the blacksmiths of our fate.

And the problems, challenges, and conflicts that cross our path during our journey through life are our furnaces and molding tools.

And our thoughts and decisions are our raw material.

And it is up to us to either use the material, the furnace, and the tools to create masterpieces, or just give up on it all and toss ourselves into the furnace and let it burn us into ashes. Never to be seen or heard from again.

And as we create one masterpiece after another, we must expect to face even harder tasks and hotter furnaces ahead.

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