Like the story you read in a book, everything is made up of the combination and order of parts that make up the completed masterpiece. Just like your favorite story, life is meant to take you from one page to the next. A story is never satisfying without reading page to page and knowing what happens. A book is meant to be read from start to finish and your life is made to be lived from birth to death. A page is merely a page without the other pages combined in an order which gives it its beauty. Combined with others, pages create a story that can bring you to tears or that can fill your soul with joy and empowerment. The power of each story lies within its ability to go from one component to the next.
Too many times we find satisfaction in the story of a good book, yet we sit here and sulk on the chaotic and depressing pages of our life. We find comfort in the aspect of not having to find out what happens later in the story. Why? We love the triumph and comeback of our favorite characters within our favorite stories, yet when it is us to make the comeback we sulk in the odds. The answer lies within the unknown. When reading a story, we look forward to reading the end. Some even skip to the end out of eagerness to find out the ending. When our own life is on the line, we tend to shy away from the ending. This may seem reasonable when justifying your actions to yourself, but staying on the same page of your life could inevitably be the worst thing you do for yourself. Why? Because life builds upon itself.
Life Builds Upon Itself
It's no secret that your life can change as time goes on. The only requirement is for you to take the action to turn to the next page. Life, much like any story or song, builds upon itself. We can't expect life to go from page one to the last page of our story just because we want to skip the middle. We must accept there is conflict in our story, there are characters that are lost and some gained along the way, and there is a resolution and happy ending. The only difference between your story and the ones you have read is that YOU must make your happy ending. You must take action from page to page in order to build a story that resolves into a happy ending. You can't expect the page to just show itself, you must write the pages that lead to the ending you desire. In a world filled with instant gratification, true happiness comes from the pages and pages of overcoming in order to get to your last page full of happiness and triumph. The only requirement is the turning of your page. What keeps us from the turning of our pages is our own mental barriers and our fear of whether life will get better or worse.
It CAN Get Better
The best part of life and its possibilities is that the unknown can always lead to more than desired outcomes. We get so caught up on fearing our future, that we forget that the future can be EITHER GOOD OR BAD. Sure, there is a chance that bad things in life will happen, but there is just as equal of a chance that great thing will happen as well. Life can get better. We can even increase that chance by controlling our daily actions and preparing to have the correct reactions when any conflict comes our way. Just like an author writes page after page of a story, we can lead our story to an amazing final chapter through the result of the content from page to page. It can get better, but we must focus on the writing and the turning of each page. Staying on one page may seem easy, but finishing the story is always more than worth it.
You Are The Author
Unlike other books where you get anxious to read an inevitable ending, the story of your life is being written page by page. As you turn to the next blank page of your story, you are able to write what you desire. Some decide to dwell on life and write a tragedy, while others embrace opportunity and take control of their life through every chance given. You are the author of YOUR story. It's time to write the pages.
Life is like a story. If you stay on the same page too long, you will never know what happens and you will always wonder how the story will end. Thankfully, unlike your favorite book. your story is written by the same person who turns the page and reads. Just like the content of each page leads to a story's ending, your daily actions make up how your life will turn out. It's time to turn the page....and start writing.