“The Pessimist Sees Difficulty In Every Opportunity. The Optimist Sees Opportunity In Every Difficulty.”

– Winston Churchill

I was made from my beliefs, and one of them was the idea that life operates in polarity. For every black side, there must be a white side, and where darkness lingers, light is sure to follow. Some may label it as a dreamer’s perspective, but I preferred to see myself as an optimist. Just like the never-ending battle between the sun and the moon throughout millions of years, they never gave up and kept on endlessly. How could I give up after facing an obstacle? If something in life felt true at first, I had to go through the process of loss: shock, denial, understanding, acceptance, and finally, forgiveness. But the most crucial aspect was the lesson I needed to learn from each experience.

I replaced the question “Why does everything happen to me?” with a better one: “What do I have to learn from all of this?” If I noticed a repeated pattern from past experiences, I paid close attention because those were the most challenging to confront. As the saying goes, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me.” Making mistakes was normal and part of the learning process, but repeating the same ones lost its appeal after a while.

Once all those lessons settled in my mind, and with the motivation I drew from various sources like books, quotes, friends, and family stories, the most meaningful thing I could do was to give back inspiration. I envisioned myself like a hot air balloon, inflating and ascending to new heights, but to continue on my path, I needed to release some of the baggage and air that kept me grounded. When I stopped fearing losing what was crucial to me, I realized that sharing everything I learned could be a support for someone else who was only halfway on their own journey. Sometimes, a few encouraging words could lift and motivate someone who had almost lost hope. And in that exchange of inspiration, we all found the strength to continue pushing forward on our respective paths.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

– Jimmy Dean

I won’t lie; it was hard as hell, and many times, life felt like an unfair game. The struggle with my life was akin to venturing out into the ocean with a one-person kayak. I couldn’t carry too many things with me—just two paddles, one boat, and the hope that I could navigate through the angry weather, cold ocean, and my own fears. It was a solitary journey, and in the middle of the night, there was no one to save me or even notice my presence.

But amid the challenges, there was a silver lining to a solo journey. I had time to introspect, admire the beauty around me, and draw inspiration from everything I encountered. If things became too harsh and overwhelming, being alone allowed me to change direction and seek a path that made more sense to me. Once I knew my destination and what I wanted to achieve, the journey became an adventure, and I embraced it with excitement.

Sailing on the waves couldn’t be a lifetime pursuit; eventually, a destination would reveal itself, and it would be time to settle down. Starting over after a remarkable journey on the other side of the world wasn’t easy. However, the advantage of such an experience was the opportunity to begin afresh, the way I had envisioned.

It required time and patience, with the latter being my constant companion in every journey in this life. The most inspiring part for me was waiting for things to become clear. Like sediments settling at the bottom and layers finding their place, making decisions when things were steady and calm proved to be more sound.

After that moment, I could give back motivation—not in the middle of a tornado but after things had steadied, even if the surroundings were still messy. The key was to keep moving forward and never give up, to persist in my efforts even when challenges seemed insurmountable.

Yes, life was hard and unpredictable, but through it all, I found strength in my perseverance and the willingness to embrace change. I discovered that even in the most difficult times, there were opportunities for growth, and with patience and determination, I could forge my path to a more fulfilling destination.

“Knowing Is Not Enough; We Must Apply. Wishing Is Not Enough; We Must Do.”

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Knowing a lot of things could be overwhelming, and I learned that having knowledge alone wasn’t enough. It was through practice, even in the face of failure, that I truly improved. Merely knowing something wasn’t sufficient; I had to apply it in my life to see real progress. The fear of the unknown was truly terrifying, but I began to realize that the fear of failing was even worse. I decided to confront my fears and take action, even if it meant facing failures along the way.

When I attempted something and failed, I viewed it as an opportunity to eliminate one option and narrow down my choices. It was like a process of trial and error, where each failure brought me closer to finding the right path. I applied the same mindset to my dreams; merely wishing for them wasn’t enough. I had to take action and work towards making them a reality. It was scary to put myself out there, but doing nothing and just dreaming seemed like a waste of energy, leading only to disappointment.

I reminded myself of the countless inventors who faced failure after failure before they finally succeeded. Each failure was a step forward, eliminating possibilities and bringing them closer to realizing their dreams. I drew inspiration from their persistence and decided to take action too.

Having dreams and inspiration was wonderful, but it meant nothing unless I did something about it. I knew that patience would be my best friend on this journey, and I needed to have confidence in myself. There were times when I had to be patient with big challenges, but I also learned the importance of patience in pursuing smaller dreams and goals.

As I continued on my journey, I found motivation in sharing my experiences and knowledge with others. It was through sharing that I realized I could spread inspiration and motivation to those who needed it, just as others had done for me. I learned that motivation could be a two-way street, where sharing my struggles and triumphs could uplift others on their own paths.

In the end, I understood that knowledge was only powerful when combined with action. Dreams were achievable when accompanied by determination and perseverance. I embraced the idea of learning through failure and staying patient in the pursuit of my dreams. And through it all, I discovered the joy of inspiring and motivating others to embark on their own journeys of growth and self-discovery.

“People Who Are Crazy Enough To Think They Can Change The World, Are The Ones Who Do.” – Rob Siltanen

One single piece of domino couldn’t do much on its own, but when it became part of a network, it could demolish an entire structure. When I had ideas or got inspired, I felt the sceptical eyes of those who would never trust me and thought I was crazy. At that time, I couldn’t say I was ready to embark on a life adventure to save the world, but if my inspiration could motivate others, and they, in turn, inspired someone else, we could create a chain of motivation that would uplift everyone and make each day a little bit better than the last.

We might not have had much individually, but together, with each other’s support, we found strength. Though we believed we were too small to change the world, when united, the challenge didn’t seem that insurmountable. I encouraged others to spread good words, to find the optimist within themselves, and to embrace the beauty of life on Earth, which held hidden treasures that could transform their days.

If today someone smiled because of my inspiration, I knew that the power of spreading joy could multiply, and tomorrow, they might laugh even more. It was the motivation to bring joy and inspiration to others that kept me going, knowing that a simple act of kindness or encouragement could set off a chain reaction of positivity and hope.

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