PROBLEMS. LESSONS. EXPERIENCES.
The last few days have been quiet and slow just as Winter is intended to be. Nevertheless the Journey continues and it’s important to settle some goals. Being the start of a new year it is a good opportunity to give some purpose & direction for the next months ahead, whilst having on mind that life might throw in our way a couple of curveballs.
These curveballs will sometimes appear like insurmountable mountain making us feel overwhelmed and helpless. One way to deal with these obstacles is to try to look at it as a whole and split them between smaller and manageable ones. Not everything can be overcome with success… there are problems with no solution, no Happy Ending… but so is Life and we must endure and surpass this hardships.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”
It is with these quote from Goethe that my Master thesis starts. I remember clearly all the hard work and the greatness of the achievement. But something happened after that… I didn’t find a job and somehow I just gave up. I didn’t make of my life what I planned... One morning I wake up and ask myself; Why I give up? What can I do? What do I really want for myself… my life? Which are my qualities? What are my weaknesses? So I seek new dreams, passions and to reinvent myself. But it’s a slow & hard development.
Jorge was an important pillar in the process. He asked me several times why I was so afraid and especially which fears I had. I didn’t understand at the time, but later I realized he was right. It was about Fear. Fear of failure. Which is contradictory because even failure enables us to learn & acquire new knowledge… Failure is progress! If we never failed at anything it means we never even tried anything. We all fall short in many different moments of our life. It’s ok. It’s important to accept that, to learn from it, hold the Will to move forward and let go what doesn’t matter. Failure is in a way a step onward. When we get across Fear a new world of possibilities is open for us to discover.
Life should be easy, a walk in the park… but instead it is hard and full of voids wanting to devour us, but even so there is always that Niche… that special occasions when everything is LOVE.
Enjoy Life. There is no ultimate goal, no prize to claim at the end of the rainbow. The prize is to be cherished and claimed along the way, while we are paving our road… our path. The person we become, the character we built, the courage that we developed and the hope we gain.
Give Life sense. Find what you really love. Don’t count on the tomorrow… nothing is assured, do your best today. We all here in one minute and in the next we may be gone.
Remember; “We all have mountains to overcome.”