The seconds that have passed since you started reading this are gone forever. That’s how time works. Once a moment passes, it is gone forever, and life is a series of never-ending moments, some good, some bad, but each defines who you are. Embrace the present, take advantage of the opportunities it presents and learn from the lessons it teaches. Because if you don’t, once the moment has passed, it is gone forever, and if you squander it, you will be left to wonder what if.
Never let someone destroy your happiness. No matter what they may do, never hold a grudge or look for revenge. But do remove them from your life, and trust me when that happens; they will be the one who looks back with regret.
It’s almost sunrise, are you ready? Because:
When they said it could not be done, we said, why not.
When they said we’ve come as far as we can go, we took another step.
We have never been confined by boundaries.
We have always believed there are possibilities.
We have an unwavering belief in ourselves and what we can accomplish.
We fly upon the wings of our dreams and achieve what few would even dare dream. Are you ready to join us?
Are you ready to let go of what you have been taught to believe and start believing in yourself?
Are you ready to believe that you are only confined by the boundaries you make up in your mind?
Are you ready?
Sure, you can look to protect yourself. You will never stumble if you do not dare to move forward. You will never know failure if you do not dare to try. You will never know heartbreak if you do not dare to love. But here’s the thing you will never know what you can genuinely be, never know what you can have, never know what true happiness really is if you do not dare to dare.
I didn’t see it coming. It happened so fast, and the blow was devastating; I was out before I even hit the ground. Woozy, but I could hear the count loud and clear.
I’ve got to get up, I thought to myself, but the voices around me were screaming, stay down, stay down.
I got to my knees.
Stay down, stay down, they continued to shout.
I reached for the ropes.
I started to pull myself up.
You’re gonna get hurt. Don’t be a fool. Stay down, stay down.
I struggled to my feet.
You can’t win. Stay down, Stay down, they continued to shout.
The ref looked me in the eye and said, are you sure you want to continue? Battered but not out, I looked him back in the eye and said I ain’t done yet.
Now the fight is over, the final bell has rung, and the judge’s cards are in; the announcer takes the microphone and informs everyone of the decision.
The winner by unanimous decision and new champion!
Me! Yes Me! He said Me!
I trained for this moment.
I overcame the brutal knockdown.
I refused to listen to those who said I couldn’t win.
I refused to stay down.
I kept fighting because I believed, even if no one else did, that I could, and I would succeed, I would control my own destiny. I would be great, and now here I am, the winner and new champion. How about that.
Keep moving forward. Do not shy away from obstacles in your path; instead, meet them head-on and overcome them. Tell those that doubt you to look into your eyes and try and find fear or self-doubt because it does not exist within you. Push yourself until you reach your limits, and when you do, run right past them, exceed them and not only reach for the stars but live among them.
They say they don’t believe in you, so what
They say you can’t do it, so what
They say you aren’t smart enough, so what
They say you aren’t strong enough, so what
They say you aren’t imaginative enough, so what
They say you tried and failed before, so what
They say no one has ever done it before, so what
They say only a fool would try and do it, so what
You say so what because
You know who you are
You know what you’re capable of
You know you’re strong enough
You know you’re smart enough
You know no one has ever done it, but you don’t care because you aren’t like everyone else
You know you are special, you were born to be great, and no one is going to stop you from reaching your full potential
So let them go ahead and doubt you, so what
Don’t overthink it
Don’t look for reasons it can’t be done?
Don’t worry about failing?
Don’t ask yourself, is this the right thing to do?
Follow your heart
Believe in yourself
If you fall, dust yourself off and go back to work
It’s your life, your destiny; grab hold of it and let your passion be your roadmap to success.
Tell me why?
Why do you doubt yourself?
Why do you believe you can not soar with eagles?
Is it because you’re afraid to try something new?
Is it because others say you can’t do it?
Is it because you are afraid of failing?
Is it because you tried before and failed?
Do you even know, or do you just accept that you can’t do it?
Greatness is never just handed to someone. The truly great learn from their failures and forge ahead. They do allow themselves to be discouraged; they pay no attention to those who are quick to point to their failure as a reason to give up hope. They are not afraid to get back up and look for a new way to succeed because they believe that they have it within themselves to achieve anything that they put their minds to. With each lesson learned, they add another rung to the ladder, a ladder that eventually will take them to their desire destination. A ladder that will lead them to a place where eagles soar.
So I ask again tell me why you can’t soar as well?
Do not deny who you are. Our understanding of who we are prevents others from defining us and allows us to identify those areas in our life that need improvement. We may not always like what we discover through self-assessment, but it is a fundamental aspect of growth.
Embrace fear it is the only way to overcome it. In improving ourselves we will undoubtedly encounter twists and turns. If we are fearful of what is around the next turn, we risk letting opportunity pass us by.
Remember we will never stop growing if we know who we are and embrace out fears.