Are you building a path towards the future?

We all have a future to dream about, fantasize in or simply create. It takes curiosity and a strong belief in the power of your thoughts joined with the passion in your heart and a strong willpower that embraces the concept of never give up. It often comes down to a self-realization - are you a trailblazer or a Johnny-come-lately?

It reallydoesn'tmatter how old you are because using your imagination and creative talents can be cultivated at any age. It is rather more important to identify with what you perceive as your purpose and function and how are you utilizing the God - given talents that you were born with. We all can dream and be inspired by the life or stories of others yet your transformation can only be realized when you are ready to take action. For me, I have come to the understanding that if I want to grow, create and be known, I have to move out of my comfort zone. I need to take a chance and willingly try something new. I have no problem in asking questions and I believe in the power of new possibilities but it is the action part that required great discipline.

Courage and inner strength are necessary character traits that will sustain you as you move from the fear of failing to the joy of experiencing something new and uplifting. In truth, no one can predict the future, but we certainly can and must take an action step everyday in the right direction if we want to reach our end goal. Some of the greatest thinkers and achievers in the world reached their pinnacle through discipline, jumping over hurdles, never losing faith and most importantly refusing to give up.

Indifference is an enemy of progress and success. If you are unwilling to try, you will not accomplish. If you are unwilling to start, you will never get anywhere. If you are unwilling to face adversity, you will live a life of boredom and if you are unwilling to believe in the talents that you were given, you are a fool who is very shortsighted!

There have been on numerous occasions in my life a time when I doubted and moved into fear because Ididn'tknow how to get started. That is a common and normal feeling that many people have but I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt that there is always a solution if you are willing to follow the clues of life. We all get them, most of us ignore them and too often we are completely in the dark as to what they mean. If you are a seeker and choose to build a path towards the future, it is your duty and responsibility to open your mind and heart to the new and unpredictable possibilities that life has to offer. It is perfectly okay to make mistakes, to trip and even falter. It is perfectly okay to express fear and doubt and it is perfectly okay to move slowly. It is not, however acceptable to procrastinate, be passive or place your vision in a black or white world.

Flexibility is key to success. Shoot for the moon and even if you only land on a star, you have a least arrived in the light where new possibilities await you. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill

Joan Marie Ambrose

Author, Creative Writer, Motivational Speaker

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Blog Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2013