Kao Feng once asked, “The whole world is a fire pit. With what state of mind can you avoid being burned?” Likewise, Nadia illustrates how the quality of your life is greatly influenced by the quality of your thoughts.
In reality, none of us has it easy. Deep down, we are scarred with flaws and imperfections. And that’s okay; it’s part of being human, after all. But despite our past fears and awful experiences, Nadia is saying that we have the choice to refuse these horrible circumstances to dictate the purpose and meaning of our lives. And in this episode, Nadia reveals to us the key relationship between courage, success, and state of mind.
And as Nadia shares her own story, we realize that it was not luck that brought her out of misery. Instead, it was her indomitable self-control, choice, and consistent effort to take the road less traveled that made all the difference in her life. In the end, it was Nadia who made it possible to receive the desire that she deserves.
Finally, Nadia reminds us to exercise our capacity to choose our dreams and goals despite the temptations and lure of mediocrity. As Viktor Frankl once said, “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”
So keep going, and pursue the good life with diligence and ardent passion regardless of what anyone says. Remember, you have the power to turn your desire into a reality.