“No Heart Has Ever Suffered When It Goes In Search Of Its Dreams”

White and Pink Flowers Beside A Canister
Photo by Ylanite Koppens

“Tell your heart that the fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself. And that no heart has ever suffered when it goes in search of its dreams…”- Paulo Coelho

Do not be afraid to try. Life is about trying. It is about falling down. It is about expecting. It is about creating ourselves. It is not about finding ourselves. It is about really living our lives.

If that is the case, why are so many of us not living our lives? Because we don’t want to offend other people. We want other people to love us. We want other people to be happy with us. Above all, we don’t want to fail. Yes, we don’t want to fail. But ask yourself, is it possible to walk without first learning how to stand, then walk?

“If you are not living your life, you are living your fears.”

Paulo Coelho is right when he writes, “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” “People are not living their lives because they are living their fears.” Les Brown said, Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.” Remember, you are not here to live your fears; you are here to live your life. Do not let your fears stop you from pursuing your dreams. Do not let doubts stop you from living your real life. Do not let your past disappointments stop you from loving yourself. You are here to create your life. You were not created to just exist. You were created to really live your life. Whether people like it or not, you must do everything within your power to make it happen. Live your life. And live boldly!

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.