Tag: Power

To Get To The Top, You Must Climb Your Own Mountain

Photo by Eric Sanman
Life is a mountain.
You can get to the top
If you have the courage 
To climb it. 

If there is something 
You want to achieve 
For yourself, for the people around you,
You must climb your own mountain.
And to do that, you must prepare yourself.
You must prepare your mind.
And it must be your own mountain.
If not, you are going to give up
When the going gets really tough.

When the going gets really tough,
Don't give up. Keep going. Keep dreaming.
Just think about what is going to
Happen once you reach the top of your mountain.

When you focus on what is 
Going to happen once you achieve 
Your goal, once you reach your place,
The power to hang in there will come to you.

When the going gets really tough,
When the climbing gets really tough,
When life isn't fair to you, 
Just remember where you are going.
And keep going.

The Power Of Kindness

Photo by cottonbro

In the words of Cleo Wade, “There is no way to give kindness to another without knowing it in ourselves first.” Kindness starts with you. Kindness is a healer. So when you feel down, when you feel nothing is working for you, when you are exhausted, when you need to take a break, use the power of kindness to lift yourself back up. Because there is power in kindness.

If you want other people to treat you with respect, you must first treat yourself with respect and dignity. Because kindness is about doing the right thing. It is not about pretending to be who we are not. Kindness is not about faking things. It is about making things real. It is about bringing people together. It connects hearts.

Kindness is a thing of the heart. So whatever you are going through right now, treat yourself with kindness. Show yourself some love. Give yourself what you want from other people. If you want to be loved, love yourself first. If you want to be appreciated, appreciate yourself first.

Don’t focus on what you are going through, focus on what you are becoming. As Friedrich Nietzsche famously said, “To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.” He also said, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” What does not kill you, makes you stronger. Whatever it is that you are facing right now, don’t give up, find meaning in it. Because “to live is to suffer.”