What Really Matters

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Life itself is a journey after all, and what matters most is not what you are getting, but who you are becoming.

– From The Secret Letters of the Monk who sold his Ferrari by Robin Sharma

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Perseverance

 

We have what it takes

To be victorious.

We just need to remind ourselves

With this truth.

And believe it with all our hearts.

Persevere as if quitting

Is never an option.

Acknowledge that the journey itself

Is a great challenge.

Nevertheless, it is a challenge

That we can overcome.

True character is revealed

When circumstances do not favor us

Yet we bloom out of season.

Kris Ancog

Purity

The transparency of our thoughts

And the purity of our motivations

Bring definition of our actions.

Everyone can do good things

But only those who act

In truth and love

Are able to lift our spirits,

Move our souls,

And even touch those hearts

That have been turned into stones.

Kris Ancog

Sometimes

 

Sometimes,

To be exceptional

Is to be basic

And embrace the ordinary

 

Sometimes

To be strong

Is not to do something

In the season of waiting

 

Sometimes

To be authentic

Is to say no

And avoid resentment

 

Sometimes

To have faith

Is to be quiet

And speak through actions

 

Sometimes

To gain victory

Is to rise

After falling many times

 

Sometimes

To be joyful

Is to let the tears fall

And not hold on too tightly

 

Sometimes

To be rich

Is to appreciate what you have

Rather than having some more

 

Sometimes

To be successful

Is to stop trying

And develop healthy striving

 

Sometimes

To be the best

Is to be imperfect

And still believe that you are enough

Kris Ancog