Charles Dickens was lame. Homer was blind. Plato was a hunchback. Sir Walter Scott was paralyzed. Paul spent almost 7 of his years in prison. So what gave each of these people the stamina to overcome their circumstances? Purpose! Each of them had a dream, fueled by a fire that could not be extinguished. They had a ‘why’ that was bigger than every “how.” Do you?
Each one of us is driven to a certain extent by fear. Even the most courageous among us have some fear in them —fear to rise, fear to fall, fear that we will remain in the same place. So many of us think that we want to be rich, that we want to be famous, that we want to accomplish great deeds, but often these feelings are just idle talk and mere wishes.
Most of the things we think we want come at the price of leaving behind our familiar life and venturing into the unknown. Every time we accomplish something and move ahead, we have to exchange the known conditions of our life for uncertainty and unfamiliarity.
Even though most people think they are trying to succeed, they are simply going through the motions. The last thing in the world that they want is to get off the familiar…
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