I am participating in #Trust30, an online initiative and 30-day writing challenge that encourages you to look within and trust yourself.
Prompt #3: One Strong Belief by Buster Benson
It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinion; it is easy in solitude to live after our own; but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
The world is powered by passionate people, powerful ideas, and fearless action. What's one strong belief you possess that isn't shared by your closest friends or family? What inspires this belief, and what have you done to actively live it?
(Author: Buster Benson)
I believe that if you have a dream, make bold and declare it, and follow up with dogged determination and hard work, you can make your dream a reality.
This belief propels me out of bed every morning and keeps me putting one foot in front of the other.
Make a wish. Blow all the seeds off the dandelion. Afraid you're asking for too much? You're not. You want what you want and you deserve to have it. You can do it. Imagine yourself exactly where you want to be, doing exactly what you want to be doing, then GET TO WORK.
Recently, a friend told me that a long time ago he made the conscious decision to be "happy," no matter what - and he seems to be, at least on the surface. But that brand of happiness comes with a high price tag; it keeps him stuck. Content with the status quo, his surroundings are familiar and comfortable; he's had the same friends for years, and if he were to make any significant changes, it would pose a a threat to all they hold dear. Consequently, my friend lives in a frustrating prison of his own making.
I refuse become stuck. I want a bigger life. I am going for it.