To achieve your purpose, you must first know what you want. If you don’t know what you want, what you want to achieve, where you are going, how can you achieve it, how can you get there? To start, you must nurture your potential. You must plant your own seed in the ground. You must find out what it is that you want to do with your life. Do not make the mistake of chasing what other people are doing. Don’t do it. And even if you did pursue their dreams, when you are done, you are still going to come back to your own dream. Is that not a life wasted? As Charles Darwin once said,”A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Time is life. Life is time.
Don’t waste your life with people who don’t know what they are doing, where they are going, and how to get to where they are going. To put it simply, don’t waste your time with people who are confused. Instead, plant your own seed in the ground. Don’t forget it. Don’t ignore it. Because if you want your dreams to grow, your seeds to grow, you must water them. You must give them the right nutrients. You must work to make your dreams happen. You must work really hard to create your own future, if you are to have one.
Your future is about knowing who you are in the present. And to nurture your seed, you must never stop learning about yourself. Why is that? Because what you knew about yourself yesterday has expired. You are a human being. You are changing every day. So never stop learning about yourself. Focus on what you want to do, do it with all your might, don’t give it up, water it, feed it, and make it your mission on this earth no matter how tough. Because you will always get what you sow.
Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We all make mistakes. When you make a mistake, don’t beat yourself up for making it. Mistake is part of growth. Mistake is part of success. Mistake is part of life. Mistake is not a weakness; it is a strength. When you make yours, it means you are trying to make things happen. Do not let failure stop you from growing. Because if you don’t make enough mistakes, you won’t grow. Be bold. Don’t be afraid to learn about what you don’t know. Knowledge is never enough. Remember that we learn more from failure than from success. When you fail, try to learn everything that you possibly can about the situation. Ask yourself some critical questions. Ask yourself, what could I have done differently? Be honest with yourself when you are answering it. Do not hide anything from yourself. You want to live, to grow, right? If yes, hiding something important from yourself is not the right way to go. When you do that, you are pulling yourself backward. You are not pushing yourself forward. To grow, you need yourself. Don’t wait for people to come and push you. If you can, push yourself. If not, ask for help. And celebrate it when you get it. Be grateful. Say, “Thanks.”
When you make a mistake, do not hide it. Let your trusted friends know what happened. You can’t change what happened, but you can rewrite the story. You can recreate the situation. You can reinvent yourself. Don’t forget to ask yourself, “What can I take away from here?” Don’t attend any pity party. It won’t help you. It will hurt you even more. Just try to see it as a way to learn more about yourself. Make sure you really learn from your mistakes. Do not take it for granted. Because if you don’t learn from it, you will repeat it again. When you learn from your mistakes, it makes you stronger, not weaker. Be brave. Keep going. Learn from it. Make it a habit to always learn from your failures. If it doesn’t work, do it again.