In life we all aspire to be the best, to have the best money can buy, to be happy and just be successful. So we wake up every day, go to school; go to work etc just to get to that place which we dream of every night. We hear “dream big”, “reach for your dreams” and all these inspiring sayings on a daily and they’ve become so cliché, even irritating at times. We’ve got dreams, and big ones at that but the issue is reaching them. Dreaming is the easy part but reaching them is another story. Reaching them is where the struggle actually is. We wake up, hustle hard and it still feels as though we are in the same spot; as though we are not moving forward. This will likely result in us forgetting or losing these big dreams we have.
When this happens we slowly lose hope and some even give up. We go around searching for short cuts - to becoming successful - which lead us nowhere or in a jail cell. Life throws us with curve balls and will continue to throw us off but one should stick to their guns, as hard as that may be.
When life is a b*tch and she tries to make me lose my way I always think of a little short story I once read that goes: A young man asked Socrates the secret to success. Socrates told the young man to meet him at the river the next day. They met and Socrates asked the young man to walk with him toward the river. When the water got up to their necks, Socrates took the young man by surprise and dunked him into the water. The boy struggled to get out but Socrates was strong and kept him there till the boy started turning blue.
Socrates pulled his head out the water and the first thing the young boy did was gasp and take a breath of air. Socrates asked the young boy, “What did you want the most when you were down there?”
Boy replied: Air
Socrates: That is the secret to success. There is no secret. You just have to want something as badly as you wanted air.
So when this woman called life is being a b*tch and is trying to get you lost in it’s maze just remember this story. Remember that you hold the power in your hands; you are the only person that can make your dreams come true. Wake up with a positive attitude and take every day as it comes because success is not a destination, it’s a journey. Every little achievement along the way, as minor as it may seem at the time will contribute to the bigger picture; it will be that little trophy you picked up along your way that will have made you that person you’ve always dreamt you would be.
So let’s GRIND - Get Ready It’s a New Day