"When you do something beautiful and nobody noticed, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps" - John Lennon
We define our own happiness and, therefore, shouldn't need or require anyone else's validation of that what makes us happy. When we do something good and expect to be recognized for it, could that be considered happiness, or is it merely a source of energy for our own ego? True happiness shouldn't need external recognition, only our own.
"Surround yourself with dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers, but most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness within you even when you don't see it in yourself" - Edmund Lee
If we surround ourselves with procrastinators, we would eventually become procrastinator. If we surround ourselves with success-driven, success-hungry, action-oriented individuals, we would eventually display similar qualities as those with whom we interact and imitate. When individuals whom we respect and care about see us for who we really are and are able to help us uncover the greatness and strength within us, we become someone whom we always meant to be, with unstoppable determination and confidence in our own success
"Find your one thing and do that one thing better than anyone else" - Jason Goldberg
It's easier said than done. Sometimes we may spend our entire life searching for that one thing and never find it. However, other time we may find our one thing early in life and become the best we can be in doing that one thing, because, we love what we do and are ready to give our passion every bit of energy we can to get better in what we love to do every day. Regardless however long it takes us to find our one thing we should never stop searching for it.
"If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything" - Mark Twain
By telling the truth and by being honest with ourselves and others we avoid cluttering our mind with useless information and lies that we must remember because we are afraid that sooner or later everything that we were dishonest about will be revealed. Therefore, we constantly prepare for that moment and thinking of ways to convince others that we were telling the truth. However, it's so much easier to be truthful at all times without any fear or clutter taking up space in our already busy mind. It's much easier to simply tell the truth than living in a life filled with lies.
"Be who you are and say what you feel because people who mind don't matter, and people who matter don't mind" - Dr. Seuss
We are so afraid of speaking up and sharing our views, opinions, and concerns with those around us. We afraid what other people may think of us. Therefore, many of us choose to stay quiet and keep our thoughts to ourselves without ever sharing them in fear of creating a wrong perception in someone's mind. What we don't realize is that our fear is often limited to what is going on in our own mind and assumptions that we create. We could never know how other people would react or feel about our thoughts and opinions unless we share them.
"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more & become more, you are a leader" - John Quincy Adams
Many of us often struggle with defining leadership. Sure, there are official dictionary definition of word 'Leadership', but I believe that leadership is much more than a formal definition. It is a series of life events, ups and downs, failures and successes that a person must go through, learn from each experience and use what he or she had learned to help other people to achieve their goals and dreams in life. Leadership is not about being in charge or to have a certain title, leadership is about serving others unconditionally and being recognized as a leader by the people we serve.
"I'd rather attempt to do something great and fail than to attempt to do nothing and succeed " - Robert H. Schuller
It is my firm belief that any action is better than standing still expecting for things to change for a better. Yes, change may be slow coming, however, you know that you are trying and doing your part in creating change with your actions and not with your words and wishful thinking, because, anybody can do that. Failure is not bad and should not be avoided, instead it should be welcomed. Procrastination leads nowhere and, therefore, it must be replaced with proactiveness and action. Celebrate small victories on your journey towards a larger goal. Believe and your will achieve.