“Are you sure you know where you’re going?” I asked as my sister made a series of unfamiliar turns. We were headed to a park I could have sworn I knew how to get to. The route she took didn’t seem or feel quite right to me but as a passenger I attempted to stay in my lane. Sensing my anxiousness she smiled and assured me we’d be there in no time. A few minutes went by and we were still in a strange part of town. I then urged her to turn around. “We can’t possibly be headed in the right direction. I’ve been to this park before and it ain’t near here.” I advised with frustration. My sister didn’t say a word. She offered only a confident smile as if she knew something I didn’t know. Low and behold right around the corner the park came into view. She just shook her head and I stared ahead in disbelief. There are many times in our lives where we’ll feel like turning around, changing directions or worse giving up completely. This seems to happen right after we’ve come so far but frustration sets in and begins clouds our vision. Many have thrown it all way when they were just around the corner from the manifestation of their dreams and desires.
"But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward." Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. inspired us all when he uttered those words many years ago. His words of wisdom still ring true today. Giving up just cannot be an option. There may be times perhaps when we will have to re-calibrate, adjust or make changes but giving entirely can never be apart of the plan. To live how others can't will require us to do what other won't. The world around you is full of people who have given up on themselves and they'll encourage you to do the same. You must not fall into the trap. The life you've always wanted to live will require you press through the difficult and uncertain times. The days of starting things and never finishing must become a thing of the past if you plan to make it to the promised land of dream fulfillment. Imagine how you'll feel when you see your goals, ideas and aspirations come to pass. Just think about it for a moment. Close your eyes and visualize what it will feel like to have finally done it. It feels good doesn't it?
You have to believe in yourself. You have to trust the process within your life. You won't always know exactly what to do or how to do it but that is never an excuse to stop trying to figure out the way. Everyday must be dedicated to learning and growing. I like many of you, is still charting my own course. Everyday I make a little progress here and a little progress there. Small steps each day lead to dream fulfillment. Rarely do monumental things happen overnight. Keep your eyes looking forward and believe with everything within you. There will be a day when everything you ever wanted will be right before you. Until then, you're just around the corner.