There are a variety of experiences that lead us to our destination, our goal. Some are great and wonderful and build our enthusiasm and ego to move on with gusto; others are dark, murky and negative that leaves us flat on the ground wondering what the hell we are doing. Ah, the wonder of contrasts keeps us honest and on track without an overinflated ego, affords us a new take on self-perception and our idea. Both the positive and negative are needed for us to become the success that we have planned and to be the best person that we can be. I have met a few extremely successful people in my life and the ones that truly out pictured their great success where those who did not have an over inflated ego or better than thou attitude. They were humble, gracious; thankful for the life they have and treated all with respect.
The road to success is paved with attitude, belief and desire. No matter what people say to us or about our idea or goal it is up to us to take it and use it for our betterment or to toss it. At times we meet individuals who have lost sight of their dream and desire to be more and to express more of who they are and have let their talent and ability go latent, back into the tightly closed shell. They can be mean spirited and not only negative about life but others who are successful or on the way to success. I am sure we have all encountered this type of person, a person who does not know or accept their worth and when they see others on the move they become jealous and upset at themselves for not doing something with their life. This individual is one who I pray for to realize their potential and move from this lower level of thought to a higher one and to embrace themselves, their talents and their abilities. Let us not allow their words or deeds to affect us as we travel on the road to our success.
Part 2 follows tomorrow.