Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Diffidence of Greatness

It's difficult not to be diffident amid despair. But that's when we must believe that we will get there, though for now how eludes and life elects to deny our progress. Even so, we must continue to go in the direction of our dream. In doing so, we diminish the sting of failure and the nagging "whether" that makes us wonder if we will ever succeed. Yet then more than ever we must believe. Doing so is better than quitting, all things considered.

Sunday, April 7, 2013


     We become thankless when we are anxious because we lack patience to believe truly in our own greatness. Yet there is no greatness without patience and gratitude. This doesn't mean that we won't be anxious. On the contrary, it means that we must learn not to let anxiety inhibit and hinder gratitude. More than that, we must be willing to turn its angst into art, maintaining our start until we finish, faint or die. Without this attitude we will merely try but not triumph in our pursuits. Fear instead will take root until we run from our course because its curse defeats all who embrace its lies. Fear of course is real, yet so is passion when rightly regarded. With it we can become stern and stout-hearted, enough at least to achieve the greatness we envision. Checkout the following to maintain your fire!