- Have a dream. Visualise the dream. If you don’t see it, you won’t work towards achieving it. Nothing comes without effort.
- Have self-acceptance. If you can accept yourself with all your strengths and weaknesses, you can achieve so much in life.
- Have a balanced life. Participate in life’s activities. Have a healthy mind and body, as well as a healthy emotional and spiritual life.
- Remember God in your life. This was emphasized as a very important aspect in life.
There’s a fine line between confidence and arrogance. People should always try to spot the difference. Oh, if only teenagers could live like this every day of their lives: focused and with purpose.
Not everything is about physical appearance and this is what I admired about Mr South Africa 2011. His success lies in striving to achieve his dreams, having self-acceptance and balance, and strengthening his faith in God.
So many people throw the darts of life without aiming for any specific goal. They live a life without purpose. Those who exert themselves physically think they have balance, but what many don’t realize is that in trying to achieve a healthy body they destroy the health of their mind, which eventually breaks them down emotionally and spiritually.