My whole world has been full of people doing amazing things recently.
I heard tonight that a friend of mine, after facing a lot of pain and never giving up, has achieved a true dream. Not some namby pamby dream but something truly life changing. It’s been a really long journey to finally get this dream and its not even done yet. But it will be. It took guts, determination and a willingness to put herself out there and possibly be hurt to get here, but the rewards are so very, very worth it.
Another friend after a few false starts and nearly moments is now transforming the way we look at autism in children, bringing new approaches and supporting kids, parents and whole families to understand their child isn’t broken, just unique and how to work with that. It took guts, determination and a willingness to put herself out there and possibly be hurt to get here, but, as more and more people take notice of a new way of working, the rewards are so very, very worth it.
Another friend today faced a potentially daunting task, but something I knew he could totally do. He was nervous but he didn’t run. He prepared and he did what he had to. And you know what, as far as I’ve heard, he nailed it. It took guts, determination and a willingness to put himself out there and possibly be hurt to get here, but, as he’ll be feeling tonight, the rewards are so very, very worth it.
This is just three people I am fortunate to know and I am proud to say I could have easily listed more; the singer making it big, my wife doing things she never dreamed possible, the personal trainer now moving into professional sport and many more. They all share the same guts, determination and willingness to put themselves in the firing line. I recognise I am lucky to be surrounded by people who are willing to do what is necessary to achieve a purpose. And that includes you.
You see, you are no different from these people.
You have those guts. You have that determination. You can choose to put yourself out there where you might get hurt because, when it’s important enough to you, you will keep going, you will get back up after any setback and you will do what it takes again and again until you achieve YOUR purpose.
If it means enough, you’ll do whatever it takes. Now go and get the feck out there and make the difference you want to make.