o accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. I always admire this quote from the French writer and Nobel Prize winner, Anatole France.
Many of us are gifted to have the skills in public speaking and writing books to convince people, to connect with people, and to touch other people’s lives. There are things we learned from school and from many sources that have become our passion such as designing houses, making delicious menus, taking beautiful pictures, creating extraordinary websites and stuff like that. Some people are also gifted to have talents in dancing, singing, painting, performing magic tricks, so on and so forth.
All of us, in fact, have talents to share. And I, as a normal person like you, also have talents. There are also some talents I used to have before that I had just taken for granted. I used to draw small pictures to huge paintings; I can dance either folk or modern and even had joined a few dancing and singing contests. But the one I’m so grateful to have is the talent in singing. “Music has always been everything to me and I can’t imagine life without it.”
Shared. I can still remember the day when I was like five or six years old I have sung two lines of song in front of my mother while she was ironing our clothes. She paused for a while and bunged what she was doing and grinned at me. I suddenly stopped singing and I felt mortified, wondering may be she didn’t like my voice or I shouldn’t suppose to be singing that song because of my age. She looked at me for five seconds and said, “Oh my God honey, how could you sing like that? Your voice is so beautiful and sounds so identical to those we’ve heard on the radio!” I was so young then, but I know to myself already that I love to sing and I’m very fortunate to have that talent.
Perhaps by now, you’re wondering how my voice should sound like! 🙂 Since then, my voice has always been my asset. I write simple songs, and even taught myself on how to play acoustic guitar. It seems music is always with me wherever I go. I almost had my childhood friends jealous because of it. I can still recall the instance that one of my classmates forced me to sing and asked my teacher to get me in front of the class so that everyone can hear me. I’m kind of weird when I was a first grader and they would treat me like one until they heard my voice.
Change. As I grow older, all of a sudden I realized this is the type of carrier that really needs to have a lot of effort and determination to become one. Those who have their talents hidden, either big or small still chose to take the easiest path and that includes me. Probably because we just wanted to be realistic. They opt to be a writer, teacher, doctor, agent and people who run small and huge businesses and or being just a plain husband or wife. But for sure, there are so many frustrated singers, painters and poets out there who are still patiently waiting for their turn to be like Justin Bieber and Adele, Stephanie Meyer and J.R.R. Tolkien.
HOUGHTS. Whatever it is that we wanted in life, just as long as we are determined, we believe and persevere, happy of what we have become as an individual, there’s no reason for us to stop believing that we can achieve everything we wanted. I’m happy for who I am, for what I am and for what I have, but I’m still DREAMING BIG. All us can dream big things to happen, but like Anatole France says, we also have to believe. There might be risks, but there is no impossible just as long as we consider in ourselves that we can surpass them and we can do it. We are, indeed, the marathon runners of our achievements. Just remember, “we are never given DREAMS without also being given the power to make it come true.” 🙂