What You Believe, You Will Achieve

I saw this quote on Facebook today and it made me think of how tenacious I am... I am one of those people that when someone tells me it is impossible... that I find a way to make it happen.  I don't know if it is always a good thing but I don't give up until I am forced to do so.  I am not the most gracious when I have to give in or give up... usually it has nothing to do with things... it has to do with people.

I have long believed in the quote above, even when I was young and had never heard it... I always believed anything was possible if I wanted it bad enough.  I don't mean possessions...  although nice to have, it is never what I longed for....  What I desired was to travel the path I was meant to travel, no matter what other people thought.  I remember a time about four years ago that I KNEW I was meant to do something where everyone thought I had lost it... a small part of me started believing they were right but that tenacious part of me would NOT let me give in... I didn't give up, I succeeded in doing what I knew I was meant to do.

When I look back at those things that I achieved because I wouldn't give in... I am in awe of myself, more in awe that I would ever doubt what or where I should be... I know exactly what I am supposed to do and I know where I am supposed to be... Yet I continue to let other people's ideas cloud what I know... If I don't believe in my dreams, who will?  Just because things don't happen on a time line that I want, doesn't mean it won't happen... it just means I am not ready yet... I need to stop doubting myself, the truth is that when I want to achieve something in my life, I have always made it happen.

A little over six years ago, I was still living my ex Andrey... we were not together in any real sense, more for convenience.  What I mean by this is that when Andrey and I married in 2001, I ended up sponsoring him into Canada by 2003 when our marriage was at the very end and we separated not too long after.  However; since I had sponsored him, I was responsible for him for ten years.... since I was legally responsible for him, I allowed him to stay with me and take care of Valentina while I worked.  Of course this was not a good solution for either of us and in late 2007, I realized that he and I would not be able to continue on like this for another six years.

I started thinking, dreaming... there had to be a way out for me... within one week of this thought, a friend of mine who I had known for a couple of years told me her aunt worked for immigration... I was like what?  How could you not tell me?  It never crossed her mine, I had her check with her aunt to find out if I would have to finish out this commitment, or was there a way out?

My friend called me later in the day and told me that she found out the laws had changed, it wasn't a ten year commitment any longer, it was only three.  Can you understand how elated I was?  I was over the moon excited...  however; I wondered if it was retro active... Cindy called them for and lo and behold, my responsibility for him was done, had been done for over year.

I had that thought about how our circumstances had to change, there had to be a way... in one week a way was made.  Anything is possible... anything.  If you think that was just lucky, think again, that law of being responsible for someone for ten years when you sponsor them had been in effect for a very long time... a way was made for me to be free.  Nothing can hold me back but me and the same goes for everyone... only we hold ourselves back.

I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future


  1. You're right...sometimes our biggest obstacle is ourselves...

  2. Thank you Keith... usually I am my biggest obstacle... I am changing that:)

  3. Great post Launna! I appreciate how you always are open and let us glimpse into yourself so we can each take away good advice, familiarity with our own circumstances, and a positive way to look forward. Great post as always. :)

  4. Awe.. thank you Joy... the feeling is mutual :-)

  5. It really is surprising what we can accomplish once we decide we are able to do something. I know there have been times I've surprised others and even myself by sticking with something until I reached a goal.

  6. Thank you for your comment Daisy... it is SO amazing what we can accomplish when we put our minds to it:-)


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