Recently, I wrote a post about why I blog (it was posted by my dear friend, Mirna of yugopinionated.com) and it got me to thinking about my life, because I mentioned that I wanted to inspire others to strive for their dreams and make them a reality.
I believe that everyone has a story to tell, and somewhere out there, people will want to read it: The trials and tribulations, the rough patches, the hurdles that we overcome; all of that isn’t just for the sake of our own misery; there’s always a reason for things to happen – always.
“I take a sip of Hennessy and then get pissy drunk
I ain’t a drinker, I’m a thinker, call it what you want
But if you turn your back, know that you just missed your chance
To witness the realest shit that’s ever been known to men” – Kendrick Lamar – Faith
People need to understand that you’re here for a reason. The beginning of your story started before you were able to process thoughts and capture images into your head through the vision of your eyes. I’m a strong believer of things being planned out for you before they happen, but you just have to run your own race and for some, the finish line for success comes sooner than later, but the problem is that people are worried too much about what other people are doing in their lives, that it takes away from their focus. In track, it’s illegal to leave your lane and merge into someone else’s. You have to stay in your lane, and have tunnel vision. There’s only one light at the end of the tunnel, so stop worrying about the fact that so and so is making this amount of money and whatnot. What is it that you’re doing that you don’t see yourself at THEIR level? Make it happen for yourself that the people you’re looking at in envy, turn around and look at you with respect because they see that you’re determined to win.
Not everyone is made for great achievement in life (sad to say, but it’s the truth). Someone out there is comfortable living in government housing living paycheque to paycheque because they feel that there is nothing better for them. That is natural for some, a nightmare for many. To dwell at the bottom isn’t a life that anyone should look forward to, but at the same time, everyone has a different level of success. Whether you want to be the best teacher at your school and help create other brilliant minds for the future, or you want to be the head of a Fortune 500 business, all things are possible, but you have to stick to the script and stay in your lane. You can’t drift and get caught up in the shadow of someone else’s life. What life is that? It isn’t yours, and sometimes chasing a dream that isn’t meant for you is worse than failure, because it’s fabricated, it’s a carbon copy, and simply put: it’s disastrous.
I know people who have goals and they question themselves if they can accomplish them. Why question? Why not have the confidence within you to win? Do you not want better for yourself? Do you always want to be mediocre? I doubt that you do, because it makes no sense to be sewer water aka the bottom of the bottom. Soar above the clouds, let your stories come to life, because when it’s all said and done, there’s a story to be read. How do you want to be remembered? At the bottom of a dumpster, or the top of the best-sellers?
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