With time, I came to realize that whatever we do in life, and whatever we are seeking, we have to be persistent, perseverant, positive and patient. But above all, we must have FAITH. One of the definitions I found is in my number one book, the Bible and that is “the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Most of the time, we talk about faith in terms of religious beliefs but there are so many things we have faith in or must have faith in. For example, oxygen is something we cannot see, but we have the strong faith that it is essential, we cannot live without it.
So, in whatever you do, first of all, you must have faith in yourself, in your abilities in spite of your past failures or what people say. Your past does not equal your future, somebody’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality, neither your past failures do not make you a failure. On your way to making your dreams become a reality, and while you are acquiring more skills, and you are polishing your craft, you must have the patience of the Chinese bamboo tree farmer who plants the seed and while he is putting fertilizer and watering it every day, and removing the the weeds, he knows that he will see results only after five long years. “You’ve got to dream, and you’ve got to protect it.” On your way to realizing your dreams, difficulties and failures will surely come your way, but it does not matter how many times you fall. What matters is if you are going to get up and keep moving forward.
In the midst of difficulties, trials and hardships, you must have hope as well. Hope in the future gives us momentum. Hope keeps us moving through the inevitable challenges. Have Only Positive Expectations and NEVER GIVE UP. As Nick Vujicic said it so well in his book ”Life without limits“, page 65, “you don’t give up when faced with challenges, you don’t run away,from them either. You assess the situation, look for solutions and trust that whatever happens, it will come together for the good.”
While you are going through some tough times, laugh at it. Studies have shown that laughter releases endorphin hormones, the body’s natural relaxant, boosting your immune system and improving your blood flow while also increasing oxygen to the brain and it makes you more attractive as well.
So, my dear friend! HAVE FAITH, HOPE AND LAUGH.