The more I improve myself and work on my goals, the happier I become. Happiness begins within, satisfaction of one's own actions, it cannot be provided from another person or any thing. As I work on my goals, I feel pride within myself for working on them and finally accomplishing those goals. I feel this is important for everyone, we all need to be proud of ourselves every now and then. The more we build ourselves up, the more we have the ability to lift others as well.
This year I became a first time author and began speaking in front of a smaller crowd every Monday and Wednesday in Vegas. Initially, the speaking took me out of my comfort zone as I was not used to speaking in front of people. I have now become much more comfortable and actually look forward to doing it, I am proud of myself for overcoming that fear. This shows true progress. My next step is to speak in front of larger crowds (a fear I mentioned in the last post). I am far less fearful of it now and I am quite sure that I will do pretty good at it. The best way I can think of to let go of that fear is to see myself in Immaculee's shoes. Her experience in Rwanda is my reminder that this life is easy, it is not difficult and I will live to see another day. So I'd better speak up now and not allow fear to control me.
Think about your goals and accomplishments, when was the last time you felt proud of yourself? If it's been a while, then I suggest setting some goals for yourself and gradually work on accomplishing them. Life is yours for the taking, conquer your fears and accomplish your goals. Do it for you!