5/22/10

Some of my Thoughts

Who here likes Glee? I know I do!

I watched an episode last night on Hulu. In this episode Neil Patrick Harris guest stars and talks to the Glee club. In a nutshell he tells them to write on paper a dream they have, a dream they want so badly that they may even be afraid to it admit to themselves... 
have you thought of one? 

After the students all had something in mind, he basically told them to crumple it up, because it would never come true. No matter how hard they work or prepare he said to forget about it, because they will fail.

I know that it is human nature (or at least my nature) to doubt ourselves, to think we can't do certain things. Sometimes I believe so completely that I can't do what I want, that I don't even try.

This.Is.Not.True.
It can be a hard journey, getting to the point where you honestly believe you can do whatever you put your mind to, but in the end, it is worth it.

The hardest part for me, was seeing something come so naturally to (what seemed like) everyone. Everyone, but me. I had to accept that I have my own talents, my own things that come to me naturally. They could be as easy as being able to speak in public, reading out loud, listening, holding a conversation and making someone feel loved. Even if your talents don't seem as apparent as those that belong to other people, they are yours. And that makes them special.

Another thing I had to realize, is that we aren't limited in what we can do. The limits we have, are the ones we place on ourselves. We can develop more talents. It just takes time, time and practice. Time is the key element that I didn't want to consider. Sometimes, I can be very impatient.

Not being discouraged when things take longer for me, is something that I am still dealing with.
But I'll keep at it, and I hope you do too.

"Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swaps of the not quite, the not yet, and the not at all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in the lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists. It is real. It is possible. It is yours." -Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

2 comments:

Kari said...

Amazing post! I really needed to read that right now. Thank you

Denise said...

Very Beautiful! Life can be a HUGE struggle between doubt and belief, fear and faith, weakness and courage.
Happy Weekend!