The past few months have had its ups and downs for me and my SL Modeling Goals. When face with challenges and obstacles, I always strive to give everything my best. I have has some great successes that I am thankful for, and have had some down days where it seem that nothing I tried was good enough. There are times where I feel that being honest and working hard comes last to favoritism and popularity. There are times where I have reached out to others for help, advice, and support to those I have supported, only to be greeted with “unopened arms”. Through all the disappointments, I refuse to give up on something that makes me happy in My Second Life, simply because it is something that I enjoy doing, regardless of what others may or may not do. I have seen fellow model friends and designers become frustrated, upset, and even give up due to unfair situations, or situations that did not end up in their favor….
…here is a quote that I would like to share to everyone that feels like giving up is the solution….
“People are often unreasonable, irrational, and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies. Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you. Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight. Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten. Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it will never be enough. Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.”
– Mother Teresa’s
Regardless of how cloudy things are, remember to do good anyway! Giving up is easy to do, but perseverance is the key to becoming a better you!
I hope this helps at least one person today. Remember, do what makes you happy! This is your Second Life ! Whether it is monetary investments or time, you have chosen to make that investment, no one else! Don’t let others and their actions, or lack of, distract you from doing what makes you happy and at peace!