My very good friend, Romeo, says April is the best month in the year, and the true month of love. That was not to be for me this year. It’s like everything went from bad to worse in the month of April, but am not giving up. Never! And so should you, if you are facing a challenge or may be a dark moment, because in our darkest moments, lie our greatest opportunities.
Here, I want to share with you a quote from one of my favorite scenes in the movie: Avengers – Infinity War. This scene and quote has inspired me so much, and I hope it inspires you too.
So, the movie begins, Thanos and his crew have attacked Thor’s spaceship killing almost everyone on board the space ship, and now he threatens to kill Thor too, unless the space stone is given to him. Loki is forced to give the stone to Thanos. As Loki hands over the stone to Thanos, Thor looks on with much disappoint and tells him, you really are the worst brother, to which Loki replies, “I assure you brother, the sun will shine upon us again.’’
Many marvel fans have given different meanings and interpretations to what Loki said, and why he said that, but yes, Thor did have his revenge. You should watch the Avengers – End Game, if you haven’t.
Shannon L. Alder puts it this way, “After the storm, there is a rainbow. If you have eyes, you will find it. If you have wisdom, you will create it. If you have love for yourself and others, you won’t need it.” Don’t quit, don’t give up, or think all hope is lost, because of one bad moment or experience.
In his famous commencement address at Stanford in 2005, Steve Jobs talked about how his biggest challenge in life rather turned out to be his greatest opportunity. At age 30, the company he co-founded fired him. To him, that was devastating and he felt like a failure. He says: ‘getting fired at Apple didn’t turn out to be a good thing. It was the best thing that could ever happen to me. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. It was an awful tasting medicine, but I guess the patient needed it’.
Steve Jobs turned what seemed to be his greatest setback into his greatest opportunity and a launching pad to soar higher. He came back to Apple and he turned it into the most valuable and best tech company in the world.
Facing a challenge, a storm, or a dark moment? Just know, after the storm, there is always going to be sunshine. Whatever challenge or mess you find yourself in, don’t allow it to kill your dreams. Open your eyes wide and see the many opportunities those challenges bring along. Then sun will definitely shine on you again. Live Your Dreams, and Inspire the world!