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Friday, 23 September 2016

This Is What I Have Learnt: You Will Be Fine

There's a portion of a speech by Oprah Winfrey I love so much. I am not certain of the exact words she said, but it is close to; 

"I do not come to any of these without an acknowledgement of where I have come from. To be a coloured girl, black American; now {referred to as} African American and to have a media forum in the homes of millions of people round the world. I do not take that lightly"

In a recent snippet, Oprah as we know her today writes an open letter to her 21 year old self. And one of the things she said that struck me was this. 

"It's gonn' be okay, girl"

I do not know what the future holds, candidly speaking. But I hope that my dreams come true. For us dreamers,  in as much as our dreams drive us, they also scare us. 

You will always be tempted to give up on your dreams and settle for a normal life. But I think that every dream is valid. I also think that there are just some dreams that are difficult to let go of.

You can only ignore your dreams for so long. Like Paulo Coelho (the author of the iconic book, The Alchemist) once said, "there is always an inner child who says do you remember that dream"

It pays to honour your calling. You benefit. And the whole world benefits as well. So you go fight for your dreams.

 I have had the privilege of watching my own sibling grow a tailoring business, which has now been running for 13 or so years

I also know so many people also working hard for their dreams to come true. 

And watching all these people move ahead has taught me that struggles count for very little in the grand scheme of things.

A lot of people are confused about what it is they are meant to be doing. From my experience, there is no magic to it. . Your purpose feels like the foundation of who you are. 

For me, I know that my purpose is linked to writing, helping people and fitness. So I pursue these three courses. You don't need to have a clear photo of how your journey is going to go. Because really, you have no idea how your journey is going to go. 

But this is what I know. You will be fine.  

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