I want to inspire people!
As a once-young woman, I have always been attracted to other women who have ‘made it’. I’ve always been curious to know their success stories and what goes on behind that powerful smile. I’ve always made a mental note to be just as great as these women or even better in my own right. As life passes me by, my role models change and for very good reasons. I adored mother Theresa for the compassion and undivided love for people. I had high respect for Margaret Thatcher for her willfulness and courage to lead a country in a time where women were still very much homemakers.
Today I see many women whom I wish to emulate and replicate one way or another. Simply because their desires are similar to mine, their obstacles are also my challenges, their strength is my motivation and their wisdom is my benchmark of all things possible. I think all of us need someone to look up to. To marvel at their life’s work only to induce a burning desire for us to be just as great as these people.
In my time line, I am just in awe of everyday women who have surpassed their greatest ordeal to become extraordinary human beings. To become so capable of doing so many things and be good at all of them. Though some may say you can’t have your cake and eat it; well…if you made your own cake, with your very own recipe, you can very well eat it. The CHOICE IS YOURS.
My silent wish is to be able to inspire some of these women who are constantly battling doubts of their own self esteem. I want to shake them and show them a reflection of themselves that there is nothing stopping them from achieving greatness. Some women value greatness or success by way of the success of children, some women measure success by how much money they make. Be that as it may, every women deserves the right to happiness, success and fulfillment.
As Beyonce would say,
Whenever I feel bad, I use that feeling to motivate me to work harder. I only allow myself one day to feel sorry for myself. When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.