I have a dream to live an amazing life, where I can expend all of my effort to discover my real potential. A life, that is full of love, care, failure (learning experience), success, and excitement. A journey if you like, where I am searching for opportunities to challenge myself. Where is this idea from?
I would like to introduce to you one of the ideas written by Erwin Raphael Mcmanus in his book called “The Last Arrow”. This book is about a positive way of thinking, a mindset about how you can grow a better, successful, more convenient person; Somebody who leaves nothing undone in his life; A person who should be passionate and super excited while continually moving towards his dreams.
“This journey is about ensuring that when we come to the end of our lives, we will arrive at our final moments with no regret.”Erwin Raphael Mcmanus
Never give up
Life is not so easy to live, is it? I have learned it from my own experience during some of the tough times I have left behind. I have had several issues to solve. I didn’t like these times and the negative consequences they came with. I hated to be negative, sad, and desperate. Therefore, a few years ago, I decided to change my attitude and started to find my own, positive way of thinking and living. Believe it or not, that was the best decision I have ever made. It has helped me over some of my fundamental obstacles.
I have never given up my dreams in common hours, whether things went well or not. I just made some minor changes when it was needed in my life to find my better self. Several small goals have been passed, yet more goals have appeared to reach. By now, I don’t need to be confused by those past issues anymore. I see them as learning experiences that helped me to change circumstances that put obstacles in my way. I have grown to be better with them.
“I wonder how many victories are lost before the battle has even begun. I wonder how much more good God desires to usher into the world that has been thwarted by our own lack of ambitions. I wonder how many times in my own life I thought I failed but actually the only thing that happened was that I quit. ”Erwin Raphael Mcmanus
Sometimes changing some of our behaviors, something in our daily routine or lifestyle, could quickly help us over tough times. For me, it worked, and I never can be thankful enough to recognize this small need of changes in my life.
I believe that positive thinking and a healthy lifestyle can improve self-esteem, which is the root of confidence. And this idea helped me be somebody who was able to build a lifestyle that I hope will guide me along the path of success in terms of my goals. I know that I need to perform better and better until the end of my tour in this world, but I don’t care because this is the way it should be, and therefore there is nothing wrong with it.
I’m convinced that life-performance is a never-ending story. I always find some patterns to follow or lessons to learn; Some way to be able to perform better either as an individual or as a member of any community. There is always another, a bigger goal to reach, or a way to be a better person. First and foremost, to establish an exemplary lifestyle to inspire my family – especially my kids – is all I have ever wanted most.
“Life is a series of challenges, adventures, and yes, even battles. There will always be giants to subdue and dragons to slay”Erwin Raphael Mcmanus
I’m on my way to improve myself. Therefore I’m not perfect. I will never be impeccable. Nobody will be, but I’m convinced that I’m on the right path even it is endless. I know there is a lot to learn and more to do.
I will never give up my dreams! I will find a way to pass difficult times. Change my lifestyle, behavior, or whatever should be changed to be able to move towards my dreams. This is what this book and this is what life is about. We should strike all of our arrows because we won’t need them in our next life. I don’t want to save anything for my next life. I want to live my life to the fullest.
“This book has one intention: that whether you win or lose, succeed or fail, live a life of celebrity or anonymity, that when you take your last breath, you will know without reservation that you have given everything you have, everything you are to the life you have been entrusted with.”Erwin Raphael Mcmanus
To sum it up, it is a fantastic book to read. If you want to be motivated and want to strengthen your confidence in building your future whatever your goals should be, this book is for you.
Go on, read the book yourself. Grow better and never give up your biggest dreams.