Lately, I’ve had an eye opening experience about what it means to fight for what you want.
My oldest brother moved in March to a brand new city – one he has wanted to live for over ten years – and he is trying to make it. The interesting thing is he has opened himself up to trusting people, accepting help, being open to instruction, and trying every route possible to make this new city work.
He has become an inspiration to what it means to keep your spirits and hope alive no matter what situation is facing you. He has been out of work over a year now, but he continues to keep his spirits up and determination strong. This is so humbling to me.
I never knew my grandfather, but I remember my mom telling me he spent his whole life saying how he wanted to travel around the United States. He couldn’t wait to retire, because that is what he was going to do. He would travel around America once he retired.
Well, when he turned 62, he retired. 6 months later he died of cancer.
What my grandfather has taught me is that you cannot wait for your life to start. You cannot put the things off you want to do for a better day. There will never be a better day.
What my brother has taught me is that the things that you do want to do in life are never easily attained. If you do want them, you have to want them badly enough and be willing to fight for it.