Ssh, can you hear them?
Of course not they only dare to whisper if they dare even whisper at all
But I shout out loud for all to hear, and I do so unapologetically
I know our time on this planet is but a blink of the eye
So I listen to the rhythm of my heart
I embrace my dreams
No one can deter me
No one can stop me
I will reach for the stars
I will not silence the talent that resides within me
Others may only dare whisper if they dare even whisper at all
But I do not fear rocking the boat
I am not afraid to stand alone
I have the courage to be great
As Prince said, Baby, I’m a star
What if I told you don’t live to live but LIVE TO LIVE? Would you know the difference?
What if I told you it’s not what other people see when they look at you that defines you? It’s what you see when you look at yourself that determines how high you will soar?
What if I told you that the only person who can take your dreams away from you is yourself? Would you start believing in yourself or keep looking for reasons why you can’t.
What if I told you the people who say you can’t make it are the same ones who are afraid you will?
What if I told you that the greatest tragedy of the world today is that the ignorance of the many too often silences your greatness? Would you stay true to yourself or change so you can “fit in”?
What if I told you that the people who tell you that you cannot be great are usually the same ones who do not possess the courage to try and be great themselves.
What if I told you life is too short to settle for being ordinary? That to great you have to be bold and step off the cliff. Are you ready for that, or are you so afraid that you’ll fall you accept being just one of many?
I have been there; we all have clinging to hope and feeling like we are nurturing little more than a pipe-dream. Doubt creeps in, and we wonder if we will ever accomplish what we set out to do if we will ever find the happiness we so desperately want. But that doubt is only a state of mind designed to soften the blow if we fail to act a defensive mechanism of sorts. But the truth is to accomplish our goals, manifest our happiness, we must cast away all doubt. For we will never find what we are looking for if deep down we doubt it is even there. We must step bodily to the precipice of our hopes, dreams, and desires and reach out and claim them with no doubts that they are there and no doubt that they are ours for the taking.
What if I told you it’s not what other people see when they look at you that defines you. It’s what you see when you look at yourself that determines your potential for success.
Own your failures, learn and grow from them.
Own your successes, learn and grow from them.
Own your thoughts, revel in your uniqueness care less what others may think.
Own your destiny; fate can not decide your future. Only you can.
Own yourself; no one else is you; don’t let them tell you who to be.
Today June 7th is Prince’s birthday and I believe we should heed his words and think of ourselves and live our lives like this.
I know I do!
Baby I’m a star
Might not know it now
Baby but I’m a star
I don’t want to stop, ’til I reach the top
Better look now or it just might be too late
Let’s go crazy
Let’s get nuts
Tomorrow is too late
Yesterday is gone
LIFE IS RIGHT NOW. –
It’s staring you right in the face
It’s not going to stop for you
It will pass you right by
Take hold of your destiny
Make your dreams a reality
DO IT AND DO IT RIGHT NOW
What if I told you that the only person who can take your dreams away from you is yourself. Would you start believing in yourself or keep looking for reasons why you can’t.
What if I told you life is too short to settle for being ordinary? What if I told you to be great, you have to be bold and step off the cliff? Are you ready to soar with the eagles, or are you so afraid that you’ll fall you accept being just one of many?
They say you’re not for everyone, and that’s true. After all, you can’t soar with Eagles when you fly with pigeons. You have never hung out with the masses trying to fit in;
You hang out with those striving to special. Those who soar above those content to be ordinary. So yes you’re not for everyone and that’s just fine with you.