You are both the sculptor and the marble.
Life is an adventure. But it is not without it’s share of miseries both small and big for each of us. It feels risky, hard and sometimes overwhelming. But all these attributes are exactly what make life rewarding if we approach it from a different vantage point.
From the perspective of constant learning.
If we allow each life experience to teach us something, we switch from being victims of our circumstance to slowly the creators of our destiny.
We are all given the same inherent potential and a special set of challenges to get through. You can’t change the cards you are dealt but only learn to play better.
What will you do with the potential in you?
What if you said I refuse to accept being average?
What if you said I refuse to accept that I can’t be something more?
What if you approached every single challenge as an opportunity to grow and learn and figure out how to write your own story?
What if you dared to dream big not without great difficulties but despite them?
T. E. Lawrence once famously said:
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
When you approach life as a constant learning adventure, no failure can slow you down. No mishap can dent your spirit. No fumble can bring your enthusiasm down.
The greatest awakening of your adult life is knowing that you are both the sculptor and the marble in your story.