“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you will land among the stars.” – Les Brown.
I bring you words of hope, courage and strength knowing that you are able to go all the way to the top and it’s my utmost desire that you build up this thought in you. In other words, my belief depends on your own belief to work miracles for you. If I believe you can, and you’re saying otherwise, then my belief is vain. Hence, my charge for all of you who have settled your minds on anything life brings as being ok for you is to disregard this thought. I can tell you for sure that it’s never ok for you to live a life of mediocre.
Nonetheless, it’s so hard for me to believe that there are people in this age who still think second position is the best suited for them. Yes I know there is nothing wrong with second best, I mean it’s a good position, but everything is wrong with settling for the second place. How many of you know that mediocrity is a disease as well as a sin? Sin means that you know that A is good and you leave it to do B knowing full well that B is not good. That is to say that you must give your best to attain the best result every time, no matter what even if you lose out from the first spot, you can get the second spot. Notwithstanding, you need a ‘will’ to achieve the best just like Vince Lombardi acclaimed; “The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.”
I don’t know what you might have gone through or what people might have said to you that made you resort to a second fiddle life, but what I do know is that you are more than you or any other person thinks. Look, there is no greater defeat any one can experience in life than self defeat. As Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” There is no doubting what you can actually do. This road is not easy but to get there, you’ve to see the scar as price you pay to buy the star; see the cry as the pain you experience to get the crown and see the opposition as the war you fight to earn the position. Nothing good comes easy. You can’t achieve anything good by sitting and waiting for anything. You have a blank cheque to write whatever you desire in life. Life cannot give you anything less than what you requested of it and what you are determined to get. If you wait for life to get you anything, you are probably waiting for a counterfeit or maybe a penny. A man, who has no will, would have to wait until life settles with those that have wills. His inheritance will be left-over.
You have the opportunity now to go for the best possible outcome.
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