When I grew older, reality was made for me. As I was handed a pamphlet by a guidance counselor, with a list of college professions, I was told, "Monique, pick a path. Where are you going? Where do you see yourself?"
Don't get me wrong! I give my deepest respect to people who dedicate their lives to helping youth find a path in life, but with the design of our social reality, how do people rise above the normality? Must I pick a profession from the list?
Eventually, life becomes like a cookie cutter with few choices, the box grew smaller and smaller, and life becomes meager. Until, everyone I'm encircled with, including myself lived in a small box of dreams and desires. Hoping one day, life would no longer be a struggle to just live.
When did life become a designed journey, planned out with few options for true happiness? Being able to change your path by taking a simple step in the other direction no longer seems easy. Why can't I have the true confidence to achieve my goals and dreams like I did when I was younger?
Back then, often many children truly believe with entire mind and heart they can achieve any goal they desire.
There is immense power in a person who puts full mind and heart into something. At this age, the world has no bounds! There are no limits! True belief is in abundance and thinking outside the box is normality!
Anything you want could appear before your eyes. The road to achievement often appears before you like a gateway to promise and opportunity.
My message to you is sit down and rethink all the things you have truly wanted for yourself. Live outside the box! Mental and social restrictions are no longer a concern for you. Remember the freedom of mind you possessed when you were a child. Relive this freedom! Go after that dream!
You can conquer anything you deeply desired, no matter what excuse you give yourself, you can own your own business, you can become a millionaire, you can travel the entire world, and you can lose 25 pounds in two months!
Today, tear down those walls! You no longer live in the box!
"The Flower That Blooms In Adversity, Is The Most Rare And Beautiful Of All"