This morning I listened as a friend of mine vented. She’s trying to break into the entertainment industry and was upset because she auditioned for a spot on a music video featuring a popular rap artist but wasn’t selected.
I understand her frustration and the sadness that followed. But I also told her that it’s important to keep pushing – to keep finding reasons to celebrate who she is, where she is and what she aspires to be.
The journey toward this film has taught me that it’s not always about what you want. It’s about the lessons we learn along the way. It’s about growth, the development of character, patience, the willingness to persevere to the end.
It’s also about being there for others. Not being so wrapped up in ourselves that we forget how to serve, who to serve, and why we serve. Who can you share your wisdom with today? Who needs you to reach out to them? What can you offer? When will you offer it?