“Nothing stops a man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It’s a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.”
– Thomas Carlyle
The only way our world can move to greater heights is through the number and strength of the dreamers, thinkers, and doers in it. Dreamers rule the world and those dreams we see helping make the world a better place are born out of great sacrifices and never out of selfishness. Every improvement, innovation and creative changes we see today in our world started as products of an idea born out of an unquenchable desire to achieve a purpose. All creative humans are motivated by their desire to succeed backed with an unrelenting pursuit of their dreams. However, no one can succeed with a weak strength of desire, the kind that takes no for an answer easily and quits at any point of failure.
Here are our good news reviews to motivate us to stop trying to silence the voice of creative desires within us because the world is a large stage and everyone can shine uniquely.
Nothing is ever impossible to a man driven by a strong desire to achieve something worthwhile and one of such men is Jadav Payeng, an environmental activist. As at 1979 when he embarked on the project to start planting trees on a small island in India, he must have appeared as an insane man. But any man driven by desire need not explain his desire to anyone, rather his success will do the explanation. 38 years after, Jadav has transformed an island threatened by erosion and ravaged by flood into 1000 hectares of forest. The island that had a widespread deforestation and animal losses has been transformed single-handedly by one man, a.k.a. Forest Man, into not only a lush forest but also a new habitat for animals.
With a desire to help people realize some of the aspirations they have for their homes, a group of volunteers decided to beautify the east side of Adrian. Volunteers from the Habitat of Lenawee County, Rock the Block Program and United Way’s Day of Action teamed together to lend a hand to some renters, homeowners and families in need of little help in their homes.
Another creative individual with the desire for an HIV-free generation is Academic Award-winning actress, Charlize Theron, who represented her organization, The Charlize Theron African Outreach Project (TAOP), at an event aimed at highlighting the importance of HIV education among South African youths. Joined by members of HIVSA and the U.S President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), more information was shared on the Choma Dreams Café – a project aimed at sensitising young girls and women on HIV.
With the desire to cater for the needs of less privileged families, kids with disabilities and women with life threatening complications during childbirth, Hopeville Foundation was founded by entrepreneur and award-winning film producer, Chief Caroline Danjuma. Her individual contribution to youth empowerment and charitable projects across Nigeria and beyond has won her the Nelson Mandela Pan-African Exemplary Leadership award.
It is important to have dreams that will make positive changes to the world and bring smiles on other people’s faces. However, the desire to see that dream become reality is the key to achieving what may have been thought impossible. Just like those in the reviews above, you can push your desire to achieve great things, if you really try.