So much of what I have learned in life has come through some of the toughest experiences I have had to traverse. I wanted to share this motivational speech I came across the other day because I thought it was totally moving and inspiring.
It moved me. I love how Denzel brings it home by saying that the only thing that separates us from our goals and dreams is discipline and consistency.
He says that when you go to bed at night, push your shoes far under your bed so that when you wake up in the morning you have to get on your knees to get ’em….and while you are down there say a little prayer and thank God for what you have.
I think that is amazing and hits the nail on the head. We reach so much more through humility and gratitude.
But he is right that we have to pursue our dreams and we have to set our goals then, consistently go after them with discipline.
What are your goals and dreams?
Consider that you have them for a reason. I heard once that desire reveals design and design reveals destiny. I think I heard Dani Johnson say that. I am not sure if she got that from someone else.
But in any case, I feel this is true. We are all designed and destined for a purpose. Many of us kill off a part of ourselves when we ditch our dreams and trade them in for status quo. We give up on our design and settle.
My brother used to tell me never to settle. I think he was right. These days, as I am older it’s a lot harder to stay focused on the goals and believe in myself.
But within this belief a design is revealed for a greater purpose. Even as I write this I wonder if this stuff is simply cultural or whether I really buy in.
I guess I just want to buy in and believe and can do so. It is my right and decision to believe in abundance and believe that I can accomplish the very things that bounce around in my psyche.
Watch Denzel’s take and given his success, I believe that I could learn a couple of things from him.
You are your own rainbow. wink.