If you take a few minutes to sit back and think about it, the purpose of life is to be happy.. As I sit and think about how it has gone and where I would like to be, I landed on what I think the major problem with people these days. The problem is that we all are about the happy ending. When life isn’t about the happy ending, it’s about the story of how we got there. I think about those people who are afraid of being successful. How can anyone be afraid of something that is intended to make you happy?

Happiness is a perception of your own reality. There are many people around the world who barely have the basic necessities to survive, who are very happy. Why? Because of their attitude, and the people they chose to have around them. There are people who are dancing through life and others who are crying through life. The irony is that life is the same, what we do is purely our choice. As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.

Speaking about change, if you seriously think about it, life is a cycle of never-ending changes, and you must possess the ability to adapt to those changes. Some seasons are for planting seeds and some are for harvest. But sitting on your ass and doing nothing, isn’t going to change how your life will turn out and what can happen. We grow through change. Change makes us stronger but it can also make us more vulnerable. Being vulnerable isn’t a bad thing either. It means that we are human. Some changes bring progress right away, while others take time to nurture. There is no power that can stop the process of changing. The wise people make the best use of change and take it as an opportunity while the rest stare helplessly at the change taking place.

Many people have called me fearless, which I take as a sincere compliment. It’s just the way I have always lived my life. Why sit there and think about, “what if” when you can go out there and make something happen? Back in the day I was spontaneous, but as I grew up I have become a fearless woman who does think about things before doing them but once I decide to go at it, I dive in. The way I look at life is that, you can either be the bird who’s too afraid to fly or the one who’s too busy flying to feel scared. Being fearless isn’t about not being afraid. It is about being totally terrified but still standing up against your fear. Trust me, there are MANY times when I am scared to death, but I’m constantly evolving and challenging myself to be unafraid to make mistakes. Life is too short to worry about stupid things and then live with that regret.

Stop waiting for life to be kinder, for the storms to calm, for your big break to magically appear, for your white knight to round the corner or a fairy Godmother to come and fulfill your every desire. Stop seeing yourself as a victim. The pity party train has derailed. If we all threw out problems into a pile and saw someone else’s, we’d grab ours back. It’s a new year, a new beginning. Yeah, I know that saying has been played out, but it’s the truth.

Life is traveled only once. Today’s moment becomes tomorrow’s memory. Enjoy every moment; because the gift of life is LIFE itself.

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