I remember a friend of mine who suffered a congenital illness and his body presented some deformities that made him feel bad. Especially during his school years for his classmates were very mean to him. He suffered a lot for that and he decided he would begin a quest to find perfection.
If he had not a perfect body, he would find perfection in other areas of his being. So, he decided to practice several sports so he could get a better physique, and he became a good boxer with great muscles. He even represented his country in the Olympic Games.
But he did not feel that his quest was complete. Having a strong body and Olympic medals was not enough and he told me he did not feel even close to perfection. Continue reading →
In the past few weeks I have seen people who began with enthusiasm and lots of energy some endeavour, some project, or some dream they had for a long time and finally decided on taking the first steps.
And in the same way we drop our new year´s resolutions after facing some obstacles, they decided to abandon theirs too.
Some years ago, a friend of mine who was a fiction writer, after writing 5 books with not many sells to show in his pocket, he decided to quit. He told me then that nobody was buying his books and he felt he was wasting his time by writing with no apparent results. Continue reading →
I guess you have heard the story of the man who bought an old abandoned gold mine and after digging a little at the place where the previous owner had gave up digging, he found the richest gold vein in the region.
Just when the former owner had given up and abandoned the mine, the new owner just had to dig a little deeper to find the treasure.
Have you ever asked yourself if that happened to you in some area of your life?
Have you ever dropped a project, a dream or just the hope to continue something that was significant to your life? Continue reading →