Do you want to be in the jam jar?

First, you have to be part of a fruit tree on this place called Earth; then it just depends on nature in what form you will appear in this world, that is, through a leaf, a twig, or a fruit. In the happiest case, you can get to be the fruit, but you should know that in whatever form you appear, you will represent only an infinitely small part of a whole, and for many, you are total indifferent whether you exist or not, in whatever form you are.

Let us choose the favorable case and assume that you are the fruit he wants to reach the highest achievement and be in the jam jar. First, try to identify yourself in one of the following situations:

“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”

― Roy T. Bennett

– You are a special fruit, the most beautiful, biggest, and riped, but that does not guarantee you a safe place in the jam jar. Because you attract attention easily, you can get sacrificed before you become even more beautiful,  and bigger, and you’ll realize much later, that you’ve been in a hurry, and that it cost you the place on the shelf;

– You are the prised and dry fruit, that doesn’t matter for anyone if you exist or not, but which ends up in the jam jar, by chance. Being too insignificant, no one will bother to put you aside, you will give a bitter taste, but as insignificant as you are, you’ll be quick replaced with another teaspoon of sweet and fragrant jam;

– You are a big, shiny, splendid fruit, but unfortunately, your core is lacking worms. You will not be able to fool anyone, because at the moment you are cut off everyone will express their contempt for you, and you will find the end in the first trash can;

– You are a common fruit, with nothing special, but which will end up being what gives life to a fruitful tree even more towering than the one in which you grew up. Indirectly, you will end up in the jam jar, but what good is it if you don’t have any personality in there?

– You are good fruit, you have no worms, but you refuse to go out of anonymity; you stay hidden behind others all the time, and you will remain in your nothingness, you will shine in the dark and you will rot without anyone knowing;

– You are a fruit that was born rotten, without hope, that accepts fate and does not even dare to hope or even dream of the jam jar.

“Don’t let others tell you what you can’t do. Don’t let the limitations of others limit your vision. If you can remove your self-doubt and believe in yourself, you can achieve what you never thought possible.”

― Roy T. Bennett

If you find yourself in any of these situations, you will probably still try to do your best to fix what’s broken, just to get in that jam jar. You will attract everyone’s attention, the sun, the wind, the moon, the rain, longing to reach your goal. You will use all your means and then forget them all. Maybe you will still manage to get to the much-wanted jar of sweet, but what makes you think it’s so important to get there? That jar is one of the infinities of jars made by a mould, so they are all identical. In addition, you will be in limited space, between the glass walls and lid, and you risk being forgotten on a shelf, or worse, starting to catch mold.

In vain you tried to be better, because in a jar with a lid will not succeed, and never be better. Try to follow your own dream, but think before if what you want to do does not restrict your wings and keep you a prisoner in a jar. It’s great to get to the top, but when you just want the be the memory of the empty jar placed on the shelf for a new season, your dream will no longer exist.

Do you still want to be in the jam jar?

“Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”

― Paulo Coelho


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