Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I am Okay
"I'm okay, and I am where I need to be." These are the words of a famous motivational speaker. These words display a remarkable degree of faith, courage, hope and coping skills irrespective of one's circumstances.
What if that place conflicts with reality. Suppose, you were recently laid off from work or recently lost your home due to foreclosure or a natural disaster. Are you still okay then? Is the unemployment line and homeless shelter the place where you should be? Not quite.
Words of encouragement are meant to inspire the inner self, rekindle new resolve and create ingenuity where none existed before. They also test our spirit, will power and creativity. In these trying times, such words are more important than ever.
To all those who are in less than desirable predicaments whether of their own doing or not, believe that you are okay and you are where you should be. In time with effort and resolve a new light will shine at the end of the tunnel.
That light however, must be created by you. Government can help in some ways, but innovation is a product of the human spirit and the desire to travel new roads, traverse unbeaten paths and create the change that we desire. Always remember that "Rome was not built in a day."