Burning House

There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why. – William Barclay

Imagine this.

There’s a burning house right in front of you. It was so hot, that it could melt down steel.

Going into the house would mean burns on your skin, and possible death.

Would you go in? If I were to offer you $10? How about $100? How about $1000?

You must be thinking, you must be crazy! I’m not risking my life for that meagre sum of money.

How about this? Imagine your 4-year old kid is in the house? What would you do? You would have jumped into the house without a second thought.

What has changed? It is still the same burning house. It is still the same you.

The only thing that has changed is your reason. The reason why. Why would you do that?

If your reason is strong, you would be compelled to take action. If your why is weak or vague, you would be like meh.

Your reason would determine your action or inaction.

If you really want to pursue your dreams, you must first have a compelling reason. A solid reason on why you are chasing it. A do or die attitude. Either you go all out, or just give it up.

Only then would you create an unstoppable force to carry you on.

What is your compelling reason to pursue your dreams?

 

Meng

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