I think everyone should have a spirit of determination especially if you want to go somewhere in life. Nothing comes free in life, and if it is something worth having then you should fight for it. If it is something worth having chances are there will be obstacles in your way to getting it. I believe the obstacles are there to try to deter you from your destination. What do you do? How do you respond to the obstacles? You keep moving forward!
I had an interesting encounter yesterday. I visited a store and I found a suit that I wanted to try on. I asked the attendant where the changing room was. He then asked me where I was from. When you hear me talk I’m a dead giveaway for a country bumpkin especially living in NYC. I like to think my drawl has a certain charm to it!
I digress, the gentlemen told me he was from NC, where I am from. Not only was he from my home state but we actually graduated from the same university a few years a part from each other. This was not a huge school and it is in a place called “Boone.” Named after Daniel Boone!
Are you serious? Boone, NC? What are the chances of me meeting this guy. We were both shocked and talked for a while. I absolutely love hearing peoples stories, and drawing their stories out of them.
As I began listening to this guy tell me his story my heart began to break for him. This guy has lived in four homeless shelters all throughout NYC, but you would never have known it. He had the biggest smile on his face and was so full of life.
In fact he is working on his phd. I was blown away because he was in no way bitter, not mad at the world or God, and not asking why. He just old me he was working hard and he believed he was going to make it!
I believe you can make it too! Keep Moving Forward!