Reflections

Climb your Brick Walls and Fulfill your Dreams.

The brick walls are there for a reason.
The brick walls are not there to keep us out.

The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something.
Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough.

They’re there to stop the other people.

Randy Pausch

How many times have people tried to steal your convictions? How many times have you been told “It’s not worth it”, “Let it go, everything will be better” or even “Let it go, don’t hold on”? In my case, this has been many times, and I always believed in it. I always believed that fighting for the things that seem impossible was the most obvious thing to do. But when these brick walls exist, Are they really there to stop us from moving any further?

No. Until now, everything had been temporary, everything had been “Let it go, other things will always come”. This is over. It is not my mentality, and every day it goes against my convictions. When I say I will not give up, it is a statement, not a mere assumption. Not giving up, pushing forward is equivalent to overcoming all the obstacles that life puts in front of you.

For me, this takes me back, when I gave up easily, when I left my problems buried, when my emotions, my fears and my anxieties were better to forget, instead of treating and pushing forward. And there is the problem. I always believed that letting go was the best way to move forward. But what I never realized is that letting go also means giving up, accepting that the impossible is the impossible, that a will not always be a no.

But I’m tired of accepting that. I believe in a God of the impossible. I believe in a God who is capable of taking the impossible towards the possible, who is capable of transforming a No into a maybe, or even a Yes. In a God who knows me so deeply that he is able to understand that every day I am becoming a man with more convictions, more focus on the future, and fewer fantasies.

And that’s the reality. Every time I have come across a brick wall, it has been a reality of something blocking my path. But a brick wall never had to be that. It is a construction, it is something that was created by man, and therefore it deteriorates over time. What’s more, you can grab a hammer, hit it hard, and destroy it. Therefore, a brick wall is a mere obstacle in your way to be a more convinced man.

At the end of the day, it is that brick wall, it is that road block that urges you to overcome it, that leads you to achieve those things you yearn for the most in your life: your dreams. It is that brick wall that becomes a motivation to achieve your convictions: what you want to do with your life, the woman with whom you want to build a future, the job and profession you most want, travel, home, relationships, etc (If we are talking about the external). However, we can take this much further.

The brick wall is also an opportunity to change my inner self. To go back to being the skinny man I once was. To eliminate my fears and my anxiety, to transform my past of lies and insecurities, into an increasingly transparent man full of convictions.

No, the brick wall is not an impediment. It is a challenge. It is an obstacle that leads you to overcome it. It is a block that transforms you into a strategist, in understanding what you are going to do, how you are going to do it and when you are going to do it to overcome what life puts you forward.

For me, the brick wall is nothing more than a mere obstacle, but I increasingly understand that, with God’s help, I can overcome it, knowing that my convictions, my dreams and my desires are at a mere reach of my hand. It’s just about not giving up on anything. It is simply fighting for your dreams, fighting for your desires, fighting for those securities that are planted in your heart and giving everything to achieve them.

It doesn’t matter how big the wall is. It doesn’t matter how solid it is, or how thick it is. I am going to give everything, EVERYTHING and more, to achieve that dream, that goal, that desire, that conviction. Nothing is going to stop me. If God is with me, then who or what is going to turn against me?

It’s time to fight, move forward, and keep walking. My heart is clear on what it wants, and it’s not going to stop for anything in the world.

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