The thoughts expressed in the poem pertain to anyone struggling in their personal lives and careers. Most people abhor change. They stay firmly planted with old habits and old thoughts and remain comfortable. But that isnt what life is all about. Its about living every day as if its your last; its about jumping into the fray.
I talked to a top executive the other day who came to me for some advice. His career is in limbo, and he blames his boss who doesnt respect him or realize how talented he is. He whined about how life had given him a bad hand. It was incredible to hear that from someone whom I had known for years as a dynamic, courageous executive who got things done. He was in the depths of feeling sorry for himself. He said he was going to retire and get away from the boss who made him question his humanity and his worth.
I told him he was in the midst of what so many of us go through during our lifetimes. We lose sight of ourselves and the accomplishments we have had, not to mention the goals we have set. This is how people give up. It is easy to forget that life is filled with ups and downs and potholes that get in our way. The trick is to go back and look at what we are and what we stand for and why we have done what we do and then and only then can we make a rational decision.
Be proud. Be who you really are, and that will be enough to overcome most obstacles.