The first and foremost difficulty that I face every day and what many others face is self-doubt. It is easier to believe that something cannot be done versus believing we can overcome and achieve our goals and dreams. It is much easier to give up after facing failure, ridicule, and obstacles.
As I began writing down the challenges that I and others deal with every day, the words roughly began to take on the form of branches. As I added more words and more “branches”, suddenly I saw a tree.
My next step now was to find a tree to apply these words to. I wanted to make a bond with the words and the tree. It needed to be powerful. I went to a local park just before sunset where there were several large trees. The first one that stood out was not really what I was looking for. I wasn’t feeling it. Several trees later I was ready to give up on this location. However as I walked past the first tree again, this time I was closer to it. My perspective was different. I knew immediately it was the one.
From there, after many tedious hours of work, “Believe Tree” has evolved into what you are looking at today. It has transformed into what has already made a very positive impact on people’s lives. Though I initially created “Believe Tree” for myself and close friends. It gives me great satisfaction to learn that it speaks to others as well.
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