It's vital that you understand one thing on this wonderful day. And the one thing that you need to understand right now is that Rome wasn't built in just one day. No.
It took centuries for Rome to be built...
Yes, it's an old phrase I know. But it matters today more than it did when it was coined a few hundred years ago.
For most people are in a great hurry these days. They appear to be involved in an invisible race of some kind, competing against each other, and even against themselves.
They expect miracles to happen every single day and want overnight success when deep inside they know that there is no such thing as overnight success.
The important thing here is to understand what our Romes are.
What are we building?
What are we working for?
What is our life's purpose?
There's nothing worse than moving forward in the wrong direction.
Actually there is something worse than what I just wrote and that is to move in a direction where you don't even know where you are headed.
Not having clear goals and definite targets in one's life is as good as being someone that's dead while still being alive. Living dead.
Everything good takes time to build. So does everything else too. You cannot expect to climb Mount Everest in a day.
All good things and realistic expectations take time to be reached and fulfilled.
Competing against other people might look good at the Olympics but it's that competitive spirit that's killing the true human spirit that we once had several centuries ago.
Don't compete with other people. Life isn't a race. A journey it is but not one with a stop watch!
Competition makes us greedy and hungry to win.
Winning isn't a good thing since it causes others who don't win to be termed as losers.
And no one is a loser, not here, not anywhere else on this planet.
Keep moving forward in the direction of your dreams.
Keep on consistently focusing on your chosen destiny and you certainly will have built your own Rome in the times to come.
Stop being impatient. Realize that the journey is far more important than the final destination.
Don't expect things to happen instantly. Let nature take its own course.
Your main task is to be disciplined and focused. Do that and nothing else matters.