Want to turn your desire into reality? This is the secret.
To live a life, we first need to learn how to dream. To dream big, keep creating new and fight for what we want.
However, it is always easier said than done because when it comes to execution, things become the real deal. How can we keep the ball rolling even when we face the stumbling blocks? How can we turn our desires into reality? To answer, I would like to share the story of my father with you.
When I was a kid, my mom died because of lung cancer. By the time she has gone, my dad made a serious decision towards himself. He persisted to eat well and stay healthy in order to take care of the whole family. He followed an anti-cancer recipe of a congee made from 8 different types of grains and started eating it everyday. He became more energetic since then and tried to convinced everyone to eat like him and no one follows since the taste is really not good. Yet, that did not stop him. Instead, he kept modifying the recipe and experience different ways to cook. It tastes better and better and becomes the “10 gains congee” today. He is 72 years old now which everybody thinks he is just 60. When people ask him what is the secret of growing young, he always answers “there is no secret but one thing, persistence."
Persisting is different from insisting.
I asked, “dad how can you make it? you have never skipped a day on this congee for more than 10 years”. He replied, “when you desire for something and truly care, you have no excuse on stop doing it, no matter how difficult it is or the whole world is against you.” He demonstrated me he kept working on his persistence with passion, authenticity and most importantly flexibility. He tried very hard to make that congee tastes better so both him and the whole family can enjoy it more. When we insist what we want, we work it with our mind which makes us feel like we are scarifying and suffering. When we persist is totally different thing, we enjoy it with our heart fully and maintain a long lasting desire and happiness instead.