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
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.
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.
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?
The road to happiness and inner peace begins when you free your mind from the limits that society has conditioned it to believe in and realize when you start following your dreams, your possibilities are endless.
I will not silence my voice.
I will not just try and fit in.
I will not live my life so that you will feel comfortable.
I do not need your approval to validate my self-worth.
I do not believe because you say I can’t, I won’t.
I am not average.
I am a unique, robust, and confident individual. I was born to soar above the clouds.
You might not understand, but that’s because you never met anyone like me.
In the Broadway play, Hamilton Alexander Hamilton sings I am not throwin’ away my shot. In life, too many of us throw away our shot more fearful of the consequences of failure than we are possibilities of success. So we sit on the sidelines and let life dictate our futures instead of taking hold of life and making our futures what we want it to be. Our time on this Earth is but a blink of an eye, and our opportunities are finite, but our possibilities are endless but only if we take our shot.
The destination seemed so far and the road so dark, but I stayed the course.
The people around me said I’d never get there, but I stayed the course.
The pain was at times overwhelming, but I stayed the course.
Life is not easy; it has knocked me down, looked me in the eye, and dared me to get back up, but get back up I did, I stayed the course.
Now I have reached the end of the road, and the future is as bright as can be. The people around me ask how I did it. The pain is but a fleeting memory.
I stayed the course.