“IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN.”
“A SEED HAS TO ROT FIRST BEFORE IT GERMINATES.”
Dreaming is not the hardest thing to do. In fact Dreaming is easy that everyone can do it. Conceiving huge ideas is easy. It is a fact again that every human has birthed a great idea that could have changed the course of life for ever. Acting is not the easiest thing to do, but again many people can decide to act upon their dreams. Do you know what is hard?
Going on and still believing in your dream even when it seems that it is all lost, that is the hardest thing to do. To carry on doing the things that will bring you to your dream even when you do not see any signs of a victory close by is not as easy as it sounds. What is difficult is to try and convince yourself that all will be well when everything around you spells disaster. That is the truest test of the character of a man. There is a quote that goes;
“The test of a character of a man is not where he stands in the time of fortune, but where he stands in the times of adversity.”
It would be a lie if I tell you that your vision will never be fought. It will be the biggest lie again if I tell you that you will never encounter setbacks in your life in the pursuit of your vision. What I know is that those who never give up quickly on their visions will see the result of their work. I encourage you to never give up when faced with challenges or major setbacks. What I encourage you to do is to soldier on and fight till you attain your goal.
I will use the illustration of a tree to explain this to you. The bends on a tree are a sign of the adversity it has overcome. Those who know biology will know that a tree needs light for photosynthesis and growth, if light was incident on a tree from a different direction to its orientation the tree bends closer to the light so that it grows. It never gives up and retires to death. If an obstacle stands in its way to stunt its growth the tree looks for where an opening is, in the process it bends again. Finally after years the tree will stand rooted firmly in the ground with the bends as sign of overcoming adversity. I encourage you to follow the examples of the trees to bend your way outside adversity and challenges, but never to give up.
“Life belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
By Glen Dhliwayo