For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this single, recurring thought, “I am destined for greatness…”
I have been through some hard times in my life and I have had many dark days, but that quiet, inner voice was always there to remind me that I am bigger than my circumstances and there’s something greater in store for me. Deep down in my heart, there was a dream that my head couldn’t always comprehend.
For years, my “rational” and fearful thoughts would tell me that I couldn’t live off of dreams and positive thoughts alone. Unfortunately, I would give in and do what I had to do for the moment and just vowed to dream another day… This went on for most of my 20s. I did so many things I didn’t want to because I was too afraid to do what would ultimately make me happy. I missed out on really living my life because of fear: fear of failure, fear of success (totally possible), fear of disappointing my parents, fear of judgment, etc.
After years of “doing the right thing,” I started to realize how my discontentment was negatively affecting my health and my wellbeing. I was depressed, MORBIDLY obese, and I was diagnosed with high blood pressure. It also affected my skin and hair. I had severe acne, and my hairline started thinning out. Then that still, quiet voice said, “I am destined for greatness.” Deep down I knew that I was more than all the things I was going through and I had to be a better me FOR ME. I made a decision to take my life and health in my own hands and focused on becoming the best version of myself. Since then, I have been working out regularly and have lost a total of 80 horrible pounds, my skin cleared up, I’m off the BP meds, I’m LIVING, I’m traveling, and most importantly, I’m happy.
I said all of that to say this: LET FEAR GO! Fear does nothing but keep you in a comfortable situation where you can never grow. Remind yourself everyday that you are destined for greatness. Listen to your heart and that inner, still voice and do what’s right for you. I’m a work in progress, but I’ll never stop chasing my destiny. I know that I am destined for greatness and I believe that you are too. Be blessed! Love always,