January 28, 2007.
One ought to hold on to one's heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.
While there are billions upon billions of people on the face of this earth, each and every person is distinctively different. And though we may have some interests and characteristics in common with a number of other people, every individual is truly unique and special in his or her own way.
Isnt that amazing? With billions of people scattered across the globe, theres not even one person thats an exact carbon copy of anyone else. So that means that you are one of a kind, placed on earth with your own distinguishing traits a complex compilation of dissimilar likes and dont likes, strengths and weaknesses.
To succeed you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Each of us possesses a diverse degree of divergent talents, differing tastes and distinctive gifts which make us who we are. And it is this difference that allows each of us to make a difference in both our own lives and in those who we are privileged to touch.
Inside each of us dwells a special purpose, an extraordinary reason for being, for living, for making our world a better place. And its in this amazing purpose that we derive our passion and zeal for living. Our purpose defines who we are and what were all about. It provides us direction and inspiration, moving us toward the fulfillment of our hopes and dreams.
It is what we do easily and what we like to do that we do well.
Orison Swett Marden
Yet too often we abandon our purpose in life. Instead of embracing our uniqueness, we try mightily to fit with the rest of the crowd doing what those around us do, acting in the same manner in which those around us act until we eventually lose our true identity.
Instead of holding on to what makes us who we are, we fall victim to trying to be a copy cat. By following the crowd, we begin to lose touch with who we really are and ultimately lose control of our lives in the process.
Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
Georges-Louis Leclerc Buffon
We need to understand that we are who we are. And believe you me, that is very good news indeed. Instead of giving in to the temptation of going with the flow and trying to be just like everyone else (which is not possible in the first place), we need to hold on tight to who we are and the remarkable things we are destined to accomplish with our own talents, in our own time, in our own style.
We need to hold fast to our special purpose, refusing to give in or give up in our passionate pursuit of happiness, contentment and fulfillment. We need to appreciate that we CAN make the world better by doing the things we do best by enthusiastically pursuing those tasks and undertakings that best utilize our inimitable personalities and uncommon qualities.
And last but certainly not least, we need to hold out for the best life has to offer. Why should we accept anything less than the very best? We shouldnt. We were put here to thrive, to excel and to achieve greatly. We need to hold on to our dreams, our aspirations and our goals and go after them with a relentless zeal and zest that simply cannot be stopped.
The Bottom Line: When you hold on to what counts, you make your life something truly special indeed.
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