Tuesday, 5 May 2015

DAYDREAMERS

"You're alive. That means you have infinite potential. 
 You can do anything, make anything, dream anything. 
If you change the world, the world will change."
- Neil Gaiman


We are all youthful, and so full of hope. At this stage in life, we are only just beginning to live. The opportunities before us are endless and only time is of the essence. Thus I have vowed to take up every glimpse of opportunity in hopes it will lead me to where I want to be: making the impossible, possible. Now wouldn't that be absolutely beautiful? When it's time to look back on the life you've lived, I hope you don't look back with the slightest regret. Instead I hope you can smile proudly at the fact that you have lived your life to its fullest potential and accomplished some remarkable feats.


My grey-haired manager once told me that the golden hour only lasts so long: "A twenty year window for you to prove yourself. Where your time starts now." And for such sincere advice, I was deeply touched and grateful. However, from his words evoked some worry in me: My time may start now, but I have no idea where I'm headed. Strange as it was, my next revelation came from staring at an iconic red and white picture at a drive-through. It was Colonel Sanders, a man who did not become the success that he was until he was 70, proving that age is not the limit to success. There is no 20-year window. The only thing we need to do is never stay stagnant.  With no direction in mind, at least you are moving somewhere. But the whistle of the heart is soft, so do take time to slow down and listen to it from time to time. Not everyone is so blessed with a sense of direction from the very beginning.


The only thing to keep in mind is this: as long as you're alive, you have infinite potential. Not too long ago I was but a quiet invisible girl who was dismissed to the sidelines for more than a decade. My final year of high school marked my turning point, when even my own teacher of two years did not seem to know my name. From then forth, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone. No more fear of being judged and humiliated for simply being myself. Being safe and silent was no longer how I wanted to live, and it shouldn't be how you live either. Throw yourself at every possible open door and improve yourself. Don't be afraid to experience everything life has to offer, and that includes all the good and the bad. Challenges are gifts and being wrong is the beginning to being right, to becoming better. You get out of life what you put in. 

My own mother says I'm fearless, but that's simply because I have become so tired of constantly walking around in fear. There's a carelessness that I carry around with me these days. As Maya Angelou says, "Having courage does not mean that we are unafraid. Having courage and showing courage means we face our fears, we are able to say: I have fallen, but I will get up." So stop fearing and wake up, nothing is worse than looking back at all the missed opportunities simply because 'I was too scared'. What more is there to fear than regret?

Lareina Nude Heels / Lareina Floral Dress / 90° Pearl Earings

22 comments:

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  4. You have beautiful thoughts, deep and full of hope!

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  8. Your photos and thoughts are so beautiful! And motivational, too:) I really like the quote at the very beginning. It's so important to remember about using your full potential, and not to get lost in everyday routine.

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  10. Love the girly dress and the pics!

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  11. I love the thoughts you instill in this post. Definitely worth pondering about. I say just simply live your life, follow your heart and increase your potential! Never be afraid to take risks because few years from now, you wouldn't want to look back and have regrets. Don't be a worrywart and start living and pursuing the life that you wish for. :)

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  16. This is such an inspiring post, kind of makes me feel better about the fact that I am graduation ing July and have no idea what I should do with the rest of my life... You look gorgeous, photos are beautiful!

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  18. Great post! I agree, as long as you are alive you have infinite potential.

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  20. Love a little girly post ! Looks like a slice of serendipity.

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