It dawned on me the other day that I have never wanted to be “average”. The idea of being average has always bored me and I could never understand how people could just settle for an average life through years and years of a routine existence with no real passion to dare to be different and really go for what they both want AND deserve.
Ever since I was in my early teens I would coach my friends, social groups, people on a bus, wherever I was, into going for more than they are already going for. For stepping up, making a sacrifice in some areas in life to get the most of all of it.
Growing up I was blessed to have two supportive parents. My mother compassionate and my father who is a brilliant entrepreneur in his own right himself. Was I given the silver spoon and handed everything on a silver platter? Definitely NOT. I had to work hard for what I wanted. There was always agreements like studying hard and if I needed something for my studies I could have it. And study hard I did. The idea of coaching others in areas I was not willing to work at myself was not cool so that in itself pushed me to hold myself up to an even higher standard.
Since I was about twelve years old I was on a mission, to achieve my own dreams and I still am. I have achieved a lot of what I set out to do. But there is still more to come. Now, in my maturity, I am also on a mission with a higher purpose, above my own… to cure average in others.
Being told I can’t do something is like lighting a matchstick to a tank of fuel under my ass! It fuels me like nothing else. Being told that I will fail at something is one of the biggest mistakes anyone within my vicinity can say because I will roll them down like a locomotive at full throttle! I can’t be stopped. To see others driven like that drives me even more. To be surrounded by driven people is energy!
If you have a dream then you chase it! Don’t you ever give up! Don’t let anybody ever tell you that you can’t get it or that it can’t be done!
Let not others vision of you become how you vision yourself.
Captain your ship. Lead your team. Trek the trail. Your life is awaiting you. Dare to be above average. Dare to be different. DARE TO BE YOU!
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