For those of you who’ve been following up with the US Presidential Elections, what adjective can we use to describe it? Interesting? Hilarious? Mind-blowing?
I listened to Michelle Obama’s Democratic National Convention (DNC) speech a few days ago and I was greatly moved. It was a whole lot of class, wit and wisdom. One thing she said, that has now become a motto in my life is the quote above: “When they go low, we go high.” This is how we as millennials should take life. As we embark into new chapters of our lives, we begin to see the world as it is; we see love, we see hate, we have good times and we experience the bad times, we face the critics and the haters…..the above quote should be your mantra.
Things won’t always be rosy, you won’t always meet nice people, it won’t always be easy going after your dreams, people will discourage you, there’ll be one excuse after the other but that’s the time you tell yourself you are more than able. That’s the time you do the inward check and ask yourself the question: “Who am I and why am I here?” When you’re able to answer these questions, it gives you the motivation to look up amidst the storms and know you are an overcomer; know you’re on earth for a purpose and nothing whatsoever can defeat that purpose.
Each one of us has a Divine calling; yours might be different from mine but what I know for sure is you are brought for a special purpose, to do the extraordinary, to break down every limit and strive to become the best version of yourself. Friends, it’s possible, there’s no reason why you can’t be the best, there’s no reason why you can’t live your purpose. You’ve got everything it takes and more and…. So there’ll be challenges…yes… but realise you’re higher than them, because ‘when they go low, you go high.’ There’ll be critics but when they decide to go low, you go high. There’ll be the fear of failure, fear of what tomorrow holds, but you let tomorrow worry for itself. Be the best you can be today, pour your body, mind and soul into whatever you’re doing. The same way Michelle poured her heart into her DNC speech….oh my! That’s the same way you should pour your heart into whatever venture you take.
If you’re still unsure of yourself, unsure of the champion inside of you, unsure of the hero inside of you…here’s a beautiful quote by Marianne Williamson.