This I Believe

Jordan - Boulder, Colorado
Entered on December 8, 2007
Age Group: Under 18

In this day and age, we often hear of people who have defied all odds and been successful in an area that nobody has succeeded in before. Then you hear the sacrifices they have had to endure, the years of poverty, the hardships with friends and families – all because they believed in something so passionately that they were willing to give up nearly everything because they believed.

I have often thought whether I will ever find something I can believe in so passionately that I will believe in it at all cost. There are causes that might capture my attention, but is there really something that I can believe in so totally that I will strive towards its success without fear or without having regular monetary rewards?

There are those I admire around me that have worked for certain goals, yet have nearly starved in so doing. I just don’t know whether I could do that, but then each of us has our torch to bear. I guess I won’t know whether I can believe that strongly until I am totally committed to a life’s endeavor.

Sometimes I lie in bed thinking about what might capture my attention. Will it be something primarily for humanity or will it be something that will fatten my bank account. I guess it could be both, but I so much want to be totally captivated by some sort of mission, a set of goals that are mine to make successful.

I truly want to believe in something for the good of man, but I’m also a little greedy and hope that whatever it is that captivates my attention, also is profitable. It doesn’t have to make me filthy rich, but I am more interested in it being something that is unique and one-of-a-kind.

I know there is something out there for me – something that I so totally believe in that I am oblivious to the negatives associated with it. I want something that is positive and uplifting in my life, a legacy of sorts that I can pass on to my children and their children. Wouldn’t it be nice if my legacy to them also made them financially comfortable and set for life?

I want to believe. I want to say, “This I believe…” All I have to do is find it and then dig deep within my soul to really, truly believe in it. I want to believe in it so much that I don’t really think about the downside it may cause me in my life.

This I Believe!