The brick walls aren’t there to keep us out, the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
I have been a huge fan of Randy Pausch from the time I heard his video which later led me to his book – The last lecture. There is something very simple and real about this guy which inspiration believable and true. And this one particularly is a beautiful quote.
No matter what we do, we all run into trouble at some point of our lives and at that moment, life rarely seems easy. Most things seem to work against us and we feel that there is no real support to pull us out of that situation. And depending on the intensity of the situation, it gets even harder to find ways out of it. We go through all stages of internal conflict and invariable there is this one thought – whether it is time to give up and go on to do something else. I believe this is one of the most difficult questions to answer.
Although this is one place, we need to be extremely calm to take the life altering decision, it is never easy! It is always challenging when it comes to a dream we are pursuing. Perhaps this one question can make a difference – “Is it a brick wall or a dead end?”. More often than not, all these hindrances act as brick walls and there usually is a way around. The beauty of an alternate solution is that it demands a different approach to reveal itself. And we can only do that when we take a step back and look at the bigger picture and the holistic dream –> The Brick walls are there for a reason!
Ask this question again – Is this a brick wall and then to the next one – How badly do you want to achieve this dream of yours? The answer to this will tell you what to do next. As our quote of the day via Randy Pausch says, The brick walls are there for a reason – it makes you question yourself and your desire to go behind a dream. And finally it all boils down to how badly you want it to happen! And then all these other fancy words come into picture – perseverance, hard work, passion, dream, desire and so on. But it all starts with that iron will and determination to stand for the things which we strongly feel convinced about.
After all, we all have just this one life – a finite period of time and we need to be a little stubborn and push down a few brick walls to achieve the things we want to. We can’t afford to put our hands over the head and wonder what is happening as life goes by. We have to take control and we need to know that the brick walls are there for a reason and not to say you cannot do it.
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