A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.Nelson Mandela
For me life is continuously being hungry. The meaning of life is not simply to exist, to survive, but to move ahead, to go up, to achieve, to conquer.Arnold Schwarzenegger
A Father’s Guide to Wisdom
Today’s quotes touch upon the ideal of perseverance. It is at this crossroads where chatter in the head meets the will and determination of the heart. I hope that everyone has experienced this phenomenon because, in essence, it forms the core of our intention to succeed.
This mindset is nurturing to the soul but must be nourished with a continuous molding of one’s core beliefs. We must chip away at the aspects of who we are to realize that which we will become. To do this, we must practice the psychology of striving to one day arrive at that inner dream that drives us all.
The first cornerstone of greatness is to dream. No, not those nocturnal enantiodromia’s that play out our head. But those heartfelt visions that drive our life forward to realize its intent. It does not matter if that dream is to be a good parent, a loving husband or wife, a first responder or other heroes, a politician, sports star, or business person. What matters is that you set the vision, and this vision must drive your hunger.
Nelson Mandela was a formidable person. He survived the greatest of hardships to exit the other side, a truly free man. His heart and head operated in the same direction, and the world is a better place because of that fact. But he could not do it alone. Like Schwarzenegger, he had to hunger to overcome that will to simply exist. To move ahead, to join that upward ascent, I am sure he needed to conquer the barriers and chains that bound him from realizing his dreams’ brevity. Both men were great because they allowed the focus of their mind to speak to the will and determination of their heart. What greatness are you capable of in your heart of hearts.
Namaste. May prayers and blessings find you on your journey to believe, achieve, and advance confidently in the direction of your dreams.