Sunday, July 12, 2009

Be not Discouraged to Attain Greatness

I was speaking to a friend of mine on Saturday about where we want our lives to be 5-10 years from now, and the type of success we would like to attain and the benefits that come with that success.

As we spoke she didn’t seem all that confident that she could achieve all that she said she wanted, mainly because of people saying it couldn’t be done or that she had been ridiculed in the past for her ideas and ambitions; some thought they were either unattainable for her, impossible or ridiculous.

My words to her after that were “you can’t allow the words or actions of people to demotivate and dissuade you from accomplishing your goals or desires, because people will always laugh at a dream that no one but you can understand.”

Case in point Edison and Einstein; today renowned as two of the world’s most brilliant minds, considered geniuses of their time. Yet these very same men were laughed at and considered insane when they first started out in their respective fields. Still not enough? Michael Jackson ridiculed by most, yet considered one of the greatest entertainers to date; Bob Marley prosecuted for being a Rasta, yet created some of the greatest music the world has ever heard and known; Jesus the true miracle worker, yet in his rise to greatness so many dissuaded him from doing the things they believed couldn’t be done like healing the sick, and condemned him once they saw he made his works a reality to all, and the list goes on.

So the message to everyone today is: don’t be afraid to be who you are and live your dream, the only person who can make that dream a reality or destroy it is you. Just believe in yourself and your dream; even when you’re laughed at and ridiculed still believe, when it seems unattainable, hopeless and impossible still believe, even when you try 99 times and fail, still believe that the one hundredth time will be it. These are the things that will set you apart from the others, distinguish you as a great from the average, be seen as brilliant amongst the simple minded, and make you extraordinary above the ordinary.

Being great doesn’t mean being the best at something, it means being able to do the things that no one else can do but you.

Every great achievement starts with a dream and ends with a fulfilled destiny.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this post, thank you. It motivated me so much at such a time as this