The true message of it all is that, no matter what should happen, what your situation may be or what obstacles you may face, you have to believe in yourself and your own power to exact change in your life. Without that, you have nothing but hopes in a jar. In his book he says:
“Whether you are a Christian or not, you must never think that simply believing in something is enough. You can believe in your dreams, but you have to take action to make them happen. You can believe in your talents and have faith in your abilities, but if you don’t develop them and put them to use, what good are they? You can believe that you are a good and caring person, but if you don’t treat others with goodness and care, where is the proof?
You have a choice. You can believe or not believe. But if you believe – whatever you believe – you must act upon it.”
So many times I think we get into a comfortable position of leaning heavily on our “strengths” without trying to grow as people. We should always be pushing and learning and grabbing for the next highest bar, and Nick practices exactly what he preaches.