“Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you do not know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ~ Anne Frank …
Most of us tend to focus on our lack in life, on things that we do not have or things that belittle us. We let fear cloud our judgment, we wish for things to be some other way, we listen primarily to the voices in our head that yell out bad news. But here, Anne tells us that in the midst of all the bad news, even in the darkest hours of our life, we have available to us good news–that we have available to us hope, possibility, and potential, and that we control our future and steer the course of our ship.
Hope and faith is important in life… they give us something to trust in. The key word is something, for without hope and faith, we are hopeless and we are lost with nothingness. But this nothingness is a lie; it is not true and it keeps us from being great–from accomplishing our potential and living a purposeful and fulfilling life.
This is such an empowering realization–we do not have to dwell on the failures or hide from our fears–we are already nearly beyond them. All we must do is choose to begin again upon our journey towards our dreams.
Your successes and failures in the past are done and gone. Do not let them hold you back from who you are meant to become. Instead, focus your thoughts on the things you can do right now that truly matter.
Take a step beyond the preconceived limits of yesterday.
Questions to consider:
What do you tend to focus on in life? Do you see the “good news” within you?
Where do our fears gain their power? Do they ever serve to help us?
What is your potential? How are you realizing it in your life?
For further thought:
“Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.” ~ Pope John XXIII