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WHAT IF I TOLD YOU?

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?

Never squander the moment

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. 

Dare to Dare

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. 

Live Among The Stars

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. 

So What

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

Tell Me Why?

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? 

Know Yourself

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.

No One Can Take Your Dreams


No one can take from you what is truly yours unless you allow them, which applies to your dreams. Too often in life, we let others define who we are and what we can achieve. Carole Mosley-Braun so pointedly said, “Defining myself, as opposed to being defined by others, is one of the most difficult challenges I face.” Yet, it is a challenge we must rise to if we are to reach our full potential. No one knows what is inside us, the desire to be great. It is not uncommon that those that tell us we can’t are themselves afraid of branching out beyond their comfort zone. Then, out of jealousy, some are frightened that you will reach your potential and leave them behind. We can not allow ourselves to be influenced by their negativity; it may even be necessary to assess should these people even be part of our life. Not everyone is meant the path with you. There will be times as you walk that path, you’ll stumble and fail. When that happens, you need people who believe in you and offer you encouragement to get back up and keep moving toward your dreams. Not someone who doubts you and is quick to tell you that you’ll never do it, you know you can, but surrounding yourself with negativity can cause doubt to creep in, and the slightest bit of doubt may be enough to prevent you from achieving your dreams.