#My500Words: Day 31 "You Are Capable of the Capacity in Which You Dream"
The Ancient Greek poet Pindar once said: “Become who you are by learning who you are”. Today is it, it is day 31 of 31 of the #My500WordsChallenge that I have committed myself to. This challenge was personal as no one challenged me to do it but myself. Not only did I want to push my abilities to just create but I also wanted to enhance my self-knowledge. I wanted to use this challenge to know myself. Through each daily post, I was able to discover not only my own capabilities but also a deeper layer of myself. Word after word, I was able to learn a bit more about who I am.
At first, leading up to the final day I kept thinking to myself that I need to write something super profound and meaningful. But now that the day has finally come, I simply want to write about finishing and what it means to finish something as well as to be triumphant in a goal. These words come with joy, as such is the feeling of achievement. These words are also written with hope as I continue to discover that you can accomplish anything that you set your mind too.
Yet, it is the easiest choices that are always the hardest to make. It’s the fear of failure, the fear of risk, and the fear of going out of your comfort that usually holds up back from trying to achieve the possible. It’s those same fears that separate the doers from the dreamers. The doers are the ones who set their dreams in motion, which logically would be an easy choice for all us to make.
We all want to accomplish a goal or make our dreams reality. But more than often we ignore the voice at the back of our consciousness – responsibilities pile up, fear gets in the way, we rationalize away our dreams and desires, as silly or impossible, to fulfill and content ourselves with the ordinary.
There were days where I doubted that I could write that day – I wouldn’t have a topic to write about or wasn’t feeling it. I was ignoring what I was in tune and meant to do, I was making an easy decision hard to make because of my own irrationalities. But yet, through discipline and persistence and just learning to start I was able to create.
I think that’s my main takeaway from the #My500WordsChallenge. It’s that you have the capability to create, all we have to do is release and let go of whatever it is that is holding us back. I learned that you are capable of the capacity in which you dream of. We often underestimate the power of our thoughts and abilities to achieve anything that we set our minds too. If you think big then anything is possible. Set goals, be disciplined, never give up and most importantly…be persistent and be passionate.
It’s been a long 31 days but I would not take back one day or one word.