This morning I woke up with this song ringing in my ears. Most of you may remember the lyrics from the Sound of Music.
Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream
Follow every rainbow
Till you find your dream.
I had not heard this song from since my childhood years back in England. So, why now, why on this 2nd day of January 2012, after a rough night of sleep and not in any mood for getting out of the bed? Perhaps I needed a gentle reminder and perhaps it is what I should share this morning. Don’t give up on your desires, goals, aspirations and most importantly your dreams. Keep going, despite setbacks and failures, stumbling blocks and trip ups. The key is to stay focused and keep on moving.
Life is not one big challenge; it is actually lots of little challenges rolled into one. How you handle the challenge determines the outcome. How you handle the outcome determines how you tackle the next challenge when it comes your way. Each challenge is merely a preparation for the next one. You become stronger or weaker based on what you label that outcome. Win or loss. Good or bad. Success or failure. The choice is always yours.
This year 2012 I dare you to face your challenges from a different perspective. Look at them with excitement and interest. Let your challenges show you what you can handle. Let them tell you how far you have come and how much further you have to go. To make it even more fun, why not set yourself a big challenge and see what the outcome will be. You may be in for a big surprise.
You may think you are ordinary, everyday people but you are not. You are someone’s champion and someone’s hero. You are champions and heroes who quietly leave your mark on the lives of the people that you come into contact with on a daily basis. Your names may not be known to the masses, your faces may not be in the news, but you are someone special. So keep on climbing, fording, and following until you find your dream.