Greatness comes from perseverance and passion. It’s two qualities that are within all of us, but we have to capture their essence in order to discover the hidden desires of the heart.
I had a vivid imagination as a young girl. But I never dreamt that one day my heArts desire would be to write. But it is! And it has awakened the creative part of my soul, allowing me to express myself in ways I never thought possible. In essence, writing has been very therapeutic and life-changing for me, not to mention how it has renewed my hunger to learn.
My greatest desire today, however, is to become a better storyteller.
That’s what writing does. It infuses the means to turn us into storytellers. And as we grow as a writer, we grow as a person, and as we grow as a person, we unlock the storyteller that once laid dormant in our mind.
But stories are pieces of art that are waiting to be brought forth by whatever means they are meant to be expressed in.
In our family, I may express myself through writing. But my son expresses himself through musical instruments, and my daughter through abstract art.
What’s your storytelling avenue?
Whatever your heArt form is, remember, greatness comes from perseverance and passion. Yes, there will be times of discouragement, times when you will doubt your abilities, but persevere anyway. Own your story. Express it in the way you desire. Why? Because it creates a connection between the mind, body and soul, making you a unique individual.
“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” –Mark Twain.