Can you imagine asking someone for a glass of water, and if they refuse, you are left thirsty? Can you imagine asking someone to bathe you, and if they refuse, you are left foul smelling and unclean? Can you imagine asking someone for food and if they refuse, you are left hungry? Can you imagine asking someone for a ride, and they refuse, you are left isolated? I live with a disability, my arms and legs barely move, thus leaving me with a magnitudinous challenge everyday—dependency.
One day, a nurse visited me and told me, she would kill herself, if she were in my shoes. Another day, my younger sister told me that I’m a burden, and to top it off that same week my well-meaning friend of more than 30 years asked, “Why do you keep living?”
I have PURPOSE and the DETERMINATION to produce my VISION. Yes, I am alive I have work to do. Goals direct my life, therefore, every year I write down a list of goals I want to achieve, and the actions therefore needed for success. Warren Buffet once said “The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary.” In other words, we must work in order to be successful in life. Here are three surefire steps for success:
- Make a commitment for success: Write down each goal and its corresponding benefits, and put them in a spot you visit frequently.
- Identify and write down the actions needed to bring your goals to realization. Set timetables beside accountability checkpoints. Join a support partner or create a support group.
- Visualize your list of benefits: make a vision board to empower your visualization.
- Celebrate your accomplished goal; reward yourself.
Obstacles intrude into our lives eventually. I know some of you are experiencing obstacles, which may in their totality even dwarf my own; such obstacles come with the power to rob, steal, and destroy your hope yet we have been empowered to turn such obstacles into an adventure to keep life exciting and worth living for!
What keeps you living?
Mind of the Goddess