Do You Think You’re Brave?

 

Brave people act even when they feel scared.

Brave people know that feeling uncomfortable is a necessity to growth.

Brave people don’t quit or quit only when they see no further progress with continuing.

Being brave is not about the lack of fear, it is about acting despite of it.

Being brave is about caring for your family, going to work, taking care of your health, being responsible, appreciating life.

Being brave is not about manipulation, using other people for your selfish purposes or about self indulgement.

That is also the exact reason why fewer and fewer people are truly brave today. It is easier to follow the path of others, scared of making your own choices and possible mistakes along that way.

The thing is in order to escape the storm you must pass through it first.

Bill Gates put the similar construct in this way -The world won’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

People are not trying to fulfill their drams, they are living with no ideas, they leave it to life to sway them in any direction. People nowdays are not living anymore for something bigger than themselves: they are often on a path to destruction through escaping reality in forms of addictions, excessive shopping or video games.

I know that its sometimes hard to set meaningful goals or to achieve them – but we must do so in order to progress, to evolve, to grow in our imperfect human nature.

Make plans, be courageous, take care of yourself and remember-

 

Fortune comes to the aid of those daring.

 

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I Decide To Read This Post

Decisions – we bring them every day, from about something that seems trivial to something that would impact our life in the long run.

From my personal experience, I had the most choices while I was in high school and before I started to work. Then, I was also overwhelmed with decision making. There were times when I almost felt paralysed with all the choices I had to make. When you are growing up, you just start to learn about the world and all the possibilities it offers. Sometimes, you listen to yourself when deciding which option to choose from, other times you rely on opinions of others.

The best way to learn how to make a decision is to find a good mentor, someone who would help you navigate through that stormy years of so many possibilities. With years your path becomes somewhat narrower, because you get more confidant in your decision making and problem solving.

It is equally hard when you have many options that all seem like a good fit for you as only having one option to choose from.

When we are kids, parents decide for us what to wear, which kindergarten to attend, what to eat…

Slowly, we begin stepping in the world of youth and then of grown ups, when we decide (or not) to take responsibilities for our actions and changes we want to make in out life.

I think most people are not scared of making decisions, but about outcomes they may cause. For every road we don’t take, it’s one door that we closed. If you are trying to decide about something that is of great importance of you, you should allow yourself to take time to think thouroughly and  choose between many opportunities.

Resist taking action out of fear, always follow your intuition and when possible problems occur, just know that you will find your way through it.

Decisions aren’t hard, you unknowingly even made a decision to read this post, so choose, decide, select!

 

Ready, Set, Goals!

Goals are tasks we wish to accomplish in our life.

Every person has different wishes on how they would like to spend their lives, but every person should try to make an effort in creating goals to reach their dreams.

It is not hard to set goals, but it takes lots of effort, belief and going through hardships and tribulations to make your plans come true.

In order to have our visions accomplished in the future, we have to start working on them in the present.

Throughout our life, we get confronted with time frames and deadlines- we are always in a hurry to succeed in something only to get a new set of duties.  We are expected to set time limits from our early age on- exams are set in time, we have to be at exact point at work, we meet at appointed hours…

When it comes to goals, it is important to make certain projection in the near or distant future when we would like to have our mission accomplished. By doing it, we can measure more easily our success or refrain our expectations.

My biggest goal which I set was when I was preparing for enrolment to my ad school- I worked hard for almost a year. In that time I made almost 100 essays, poems, stories, photos, videos…

It was hard in the beginning to make progress and even to start, but with every successful completion of my work came great satisfaction which pushed me further and further. I got accepted to that school, but because of some unfortunate situations, I had to freeze my status and now I am waiting for some time to get back on track again. I hope I would start with my studies in following 6 months, so this is my new-old goal. I realised through my schooling that patience means half work, it always pays off to be patient and dedicated.

I also realised that it is not only crucial to set goals, it is essential to actually make them real.

Although we have to have result that we want to reach in our mind, the journey is far more meaningful. We always have to set goals, no matter how small or big they are because that exploration while reaching them is what makes our life worthwhile.

So make plans and make them work. It is worth it!