If Life Does Not Look Back, Why Are You Expecting More Of The Same?

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Photo by Andrea Piacquadio

“When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back.”– Paulo Coelho

When it comes to your life, your growth, your success, whether you want to change yourself or not, life will not wait. Life will continue. Life will not look back. Your opportunities will not wait. Your clock will not stop. Your soul will not wait. Because if you don’t use your mind, it will deteriorate. Frank Herbert said, “Live the best life you can.” Live your life. Live your life in the present, not in the past. We don’t live our lives. Why is that? Because we live in the past. Believe it or not, it is time to change your home address. If you don’t, life will not wait. It continues. Life continues.

“Every man has his own destiny: the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.”– Henry Miller

When it comes to your life, live it. You have what it takes to live it. Just do it. Do not bring your past regrets into your present life. No matter what may have happened to you in your past, do not let it keep you away from your dreams. Do not wait for someone to change your life for you. It is your responsibility to do it for yourself. Do not limit yourself. You can live a good life. You can live a courageous life. You can live a happy life. No matter what, do not make the mistake of settling for less. You are better than less. You are for more, not less. To make that happen, you must do your own part.

Every Winner Has Scars

Two Fighters Doing Sparring Match
Photo by John Keller

Do not hide your scars. Because where you are going in your life is more important than your scars. Do not wear anything to cover your scars. Let them out. Reveal them to the world. Be proud of your life. Be proud of your journey.

It is through our scars that we learn humility. It is through our scars that we learn more about ourselves. And it is through humility that we endure our scars.

Your life is more important than your scars. Instead of hiding your defeats, your failures, your disappointments, why not celebrate them? Don’t say, “Why me?” Say to yourself, “Thank you, Lord.” Whatever you are going through in your life, do not give up. Do not see it as a problem. See challenges as opportunities to grow yourself, your life, your career.

Do not be afraid to try something new. If you fail at first, try again. Be passionate about your life. The problem is to stay passionate about your life. There are always going to be problems, challenges. You can’t live a problem-free life. It is how you handle your problems that will make all the difference. Herbert N. Casson said, “There are always obstacles and competitors. There is never an open road, except the wide road that leads to failure. Every great success has always been achieved by fight. Every winners has scars. The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.” If you want to succeed, you must face your inner demons.