How Far I’ll Go

Most people don’t dare to think big and follow their dreams because of the fear of failure, or of being ridiculed and rejected. The end result is that their dreams will always remain just that, a dream. The dream made them feel good while it lasted, but their ideas will remain known to them only. Their songs will only ever be sung in their heads, with no audience to listen and no one else to appreciate them. The books they could have authored remain only thoughts.

Most people won’t even reach for their dreams because they are unwilling to feel uncomfortable, to have their limits tested, to live on the edge, to be outside their comfort zone, to be criticized, to be let down, and to be challenged. People should not focus so much on how often they fall, they should instead focus on learning, having new experiences, picking themselves up, and seeing how far they can go.

Shine your life as far and as far as you can

My youngest daughter Alize will take over for a minute or two, singing How Far I’ll Go from the Disney animation movie Moana.

How Far I’ll Go Lyrics

I’ve been staring at the edge of the water
‘Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try
Every turn I take, every trail I track
Every path I make, every road leads back
To the place I know, where I can not go, where I long to be

See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go

I know everybody on this island, seems so happy on this island
Everything is by design
I know everybody on this island has a role on this island
So maybe I can roll with mine
I can lead with pride, I can make us strong
I’ll be satisfied if I play along
But the voice inside sings a different song
What is wrong with me?

See the light as it shines on the sea? It’s blinding
But no one knows, how deep it goes
And it seems like it’s calling out to me, so come find me
And let me know, what’s beyond that line, will I cross that line?

The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, how far I’ll go

Songwriters: Lin-Manuel Miranda

Moana’s Story

Moana (played by Auli’I Cravalho) is a Polynesian teenager who goes on a Quest to save her island’s failing ecosystem accompanied by a demigod Maui (played by Dwayne Johnson). Moana, the main character and heroine, is the daughter of the chief, she has a feisty temperament and discovered from an early age that she feel the happiest when she is splashing around in the ocean, she always had a deep connection with the sea, her name means deep water.

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Moana, How Far I’ll Go

Life on the island is happy, joyful, and idyllic, until the day when the island’s fishermen stopped catching fish and the crops stopped growing. The Island was cursed. Moana finds out that the demigod Maui caused the plight by stealing the heart of the goddess, Te Fiti. The only way to heal the island is to persuade Maui to return Te Fiti’s heart; so, Moana sets off on an epic journey across the pacific. In doing so she defies her father’s instructions for his people not to venture beyond the reef surrounding the island. How far will she go? Through the whole pacific.

Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who agreed to accompany her in her Quest. Together, they sail across the open ocean on a perilous and action-packed voyage. Along the way, Moana fulfills the ancient Quest of her ancestors and discovers the one thing she always sought: her own identity.

How Far Will You Go?

How far are you ready to go in your Quest to find your purpose in life? I would like to hear from you, if you want to share your story send your responses in the comment box below.


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