what happened to your burning desire?

What’s a burning desire? It is the motivation that makes you work, suffer, dance, cry, shout, stand up for what you want and believe that you can achieve your dreams. It’s when someone engages in an activity so much that it becomes what always thinks about,talks about and dreams about. There’s quotation of Martin Luther, “If you have not discovered anything to die for then you are not fit enough to live.” This world needs more people with burning desires. People whose lives would be judged by their actions. Surprisingly, whether you knew it or not, from very young days of your childhood you had experienced these burning desires. When we kids, we wanted to be superheroes, pilots, engineers, poets, writers, princesses, policemen, painters, we wanted to change the world, stand up and be counted, to get attention, climb trees, cross the road, buy candy and eat a lot of ice creams. You know that if children would not get what they want such as the chocolates, ice creams. They would cry! but why ?  because they would do anything to get what they want. I’m not saying to give the children what they want because as we all know that would make them stubborn. Unless if they deserve it of course! What I’m really pointing out is the fact that we ‘had’ those burning desires & asking you where did they go?

All you need is a burning desire.

Let me tell you where I think they got lost and remember things lost can be found. As we grew up, life taught us many things. Bad people got into our lives, disappointments, we got hurt, we fell down, we lost and then we followed the trend that goes by the principle, “we should not think too big, reach too high or love too much.” Some would call it life lessons because of that they stop chasing what they want. But I would take it as an opportunity to prove them wrong and make it a reason to fight for you want. You are meant to shine. You have a purpose, you just need to find it again. Like I said before, things lost can be found. Believe me once you find it, it will become the core of your existence. Thus, you will create your destiny. It get you up at the crack of dawn with fire in belly! Fire burning so bright, a burning desire you can call it.  A desire that will consume you! A desire that you will work hard for! A desire so beautiful and so meaningful. You will change the world and I firmly believe in that! You may want to help the people around. Help your colleagues reach their potential. Help the community. Bring innovative thinking in to the environment around you. All you need is get inside your mind and heart and find that beautiful, meaningful, lost burning desire!

I read about a man who is a lawyer, a leadership expert, motivational speaker, author, social worker. He wants people around the world to reach their potential. That is the whole population. He works day in and day out to try to make this a reality. Extremely crazy? Yes, but an extreme burning desire ? Definitely!

Is he special than you are? No,he just found his cause, his burning desire!

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Dare to be yourself!

Did you know? If you had 300 billion brothers and sisters. You would still not be exactly the same as them. Neither, would they be exactly same as each other. Every human is born unique to this would. God is the main and only contributor to insert that individuality into that person. It’s sad to see that in today’s society respect towards individuality has ceased to exist.  Today I mainly see people who just wants to fit in to society rather than stand out. Wheres individuality gone and how were imitators born ? 

Be yourself

A quote that I came across while reading a book. “Imitating is suicide” It just doesn’t mean that you literally  kill yourself but rather you kill you own individual personality. Be a lion not a buffalo. Yes, it’s funny but it has meaning. A lion wakes up everyday knowing that he must run faster than his prey or else he will starve. He hunts alone. He has his own way of life. Buffalo! He disappears to his heard. Do I need to explain more ? 

What are you waiting for ? Bring out the great person within you! Remember this along the way, the greatest thinkers are the people who dare to be themself.  There’s no other better feeling in the world than being yourself.

You are destined for greatness!

Are you destined for something great? My view is that everyone is destined for greatness. People just don’t believe in themselves. I have seen and met people who are so awesome that one day they would become great personalities. Sometimes I even question them do you think that you will become who you want to become? Some say, Yes, I will with the brightest smile on their face full of determination that they would come through with their life dream. Some say, I don’t know but if I did it would be great but this world has its things maybe I won’t but hey I won’t give up. Some say, I’m not sure I might not make it. These answers depend on how confident they are, how determined they are and how optimistic they are.

The people I met had different goals like, to be the richest man in the world, to be a Psychologist , to be the CEO of Apple or start his own company and beat Apple , to own of group International Hotels, to be the editor of the Reader’s Digest or start his own International Magazine…. the list goes so on. Do you think these people are those who have already left school, college and universities. Well, I got news for you  they are just teenagers of ages 16 or 17. They are my friends who I school together at Zahira College, Colombo. These are not the small stupid goals that we make. These are serious life goals that would one day define the very existence of our life. You see, you really don’t need an age to start dreaming but starting early and mapping our goals early is what I believe is the key to success in life. Even the most timid mind can have widest imagination of things he wants to do and contribute to the amazing thing called life. All they need is some encouragement or even a good friend would do. I’m very glad that I joined Zahira College. I’m glad for list of people in my life who I call my friends and to be honest 90% of my friends are my school friends. We  have helped each other find our own destiny and to create a path worth living.   

I too have my own dream. I believe that I would definitely achieve my goal. I might have make sacrifices but untimely sacrifices and unwanted sacrifices is all I pray that don’t cross my way. You too, should think big. Think out of box. Be original. I wish you all the best with your goals. You and I are just ordinary people in this ordinary world striving to be someone extra ordinary.

Dreams for the future

                                 “To pursue a dream one must have a dream.”

        I was in the 9th grade when someone posed me the question “What’s your dream for the future?”  I said, “I wanted to be an engineer”, but there was really not much confidence that it was what I wanted to be. So that day, that question kept flickering in my mind. So I started scribbling my thoughts and what ended on the top of my list was “I want to be a writer and someday I’m going to be an editor of an leading International magazine.”  Few weeks passed before I mustered up the courage to tell it to anyone.  To my advantage a lecturer visited our school to address us. He asked us individually from the audience. “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  Almost everyone who was there in that hall knew me and this was the time I said to everyone “I want be a writer!” I had a huge relief in my head! The lecturer commented that it was a very interesting choice I’ve made. That encouraged me not to stop here but to pursue my dream with zest!

         Having a dream is easy but the journey is what counts the most because the harder the journey is the sweeter your dream will be. I’ve had difficult times. So tough I’ve even felt like I’m slipping from the edge, hanging by a thread!  Every time I think of many reasons for me to stop pursuing my dream I stop and think about the one reason I kept going this far. How was that possible? Well I’m surrounded by people who believe in me and encourage me in my endeavor. My family, close friends and teachers are my greatest cheerleaders. Their ongoing support is what bolsters my self confidence to give me that extra courage to achieve my dream. Today, I believe I’m on the right track. I’m still young and wild, I got plenty of time to adjust my self according to the changes happening in the world. One must adapt to what’s happening in the world. Only then and only then can one achieve success. His ultimate goal. 

Everyone have their own dream. A dream that they could make one feel that it is his purpose to live on the face of this earth. Remember when we were young ? We had all sorts of dreams. Things we would want to be when we grow up. Silly things that we would come up with. “I want an Ice Cream! I want to be Superman! I want to be like my dad! I want be a princess! I want help people!” When we were kids we were determined to reach that goal. Even if it meant crying embarrassingly in public begging your parents for ice cream. Where is that zest for achieving goals today gone…….??? As we grow up we learnt the fear of failing. The fear of what others might think about us. The  responsibility. The little kids didn’t know what responsibility means. They were just happy. I think we most of us are not happy with things going on around. Stop and think. Is loved one at home ? Is he/ she smiling ? No? Go make that person smile and let him/her know there’s someone out there who loves him. You would be even more happier that you are the reason behind that smile and happiness.

Coming back to goals. I remember my teacher once told me. A person has interests. Things he loves doing. Things he enjoys doings. Things he wants to share with his friends and family. A person has goals too. The key to enjoys perusing your goals and taking your friends and family with you on your way to your goals. Is to connect your interests in life and your goals in life.

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I’M YOUNG AND I GOT A LOT OF YEARS TO COME BUT YOU MIGHT BE SO MUCH FAR FROM ME BY AGE AND DISTANCE BUT I WISH YOU HAPPINESS AND GOOD LUCK IN ACHIEVING YOUR DREAMS. ITS UP TO YOU DECIDE, ARE YOU GOING TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF OR THE WORLD.
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When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life. – Greg Anderson
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