Did you know that you were designed and engineered for success? You were created a winner. When you started to walk at roughly the age of one, before you learned how you had to go through this process called failure. You would take a step fall, get back up take another step and fall again. You would get back up again and take another step until you could finally walk. You didn’t know any better. You just knew that if you kept trying, adjusting, you would eventually be able to walk. Not only that but ALL the people around you were encouraging you, You can do it! This was the same process you went through when learning how to ride a bike. You would try, fall over, try again. And ALL the people around you encouraged you. How come when we get older and we want to try something new or chase our dreams, all of a sudden not everyone is so encouraging?!?!
What happened? How come now that we’re older and aren’t learning how to walk, we aren’t winning at everything we do. We aren’t trying new things, taking risks, and then persisting till we win? Something happened between the age of one and whatever age you are now that caused us to lose that winning desire inside of us. The key statement in my first paragraph was “You didn’t know any better.” We simply know better now. So we think. Society has told us, don’t take risks, don’t try new things. Society said do things this certain way. In High School get all A’s, so you can go to the best college so you can get that degree so that you can get that “good job” so you can start a family, get a house with a white picket fence, and live the so called “American Dream.” Maybe that is what you really want but I think if you actually did The Most Profitable Thing You Can do and sat down in a quiet room with a limitless mindset, thought about what you would want to accomplish in the one life you were given you probably wouldn’t choose that route.
I guarantee whether we admit it or not there are dreams we are not pursuing because we settled for the life society, or our parents, or our college professor said we should live. We believed the lie that those people out there living their dreams are just lucky, they are talented and well we aren’t, they had things handed to them, etc. Well the truth is you are talented and those people aren’t better than you. They’ve just harnest the winner inside of them. They somehow looked past the lies of society and believed in themselves like they did when they were one and learned how to walk or when they were seven and learned how to ride a bike. Those people stand out because they aren’t swimming downstream with the rest of society, they are swimming up stream or in a completely different stream. Remember what Robert Frost said, “ Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by and that has made all the difference.” These people you see living their dreams decided at one point in time in their life that they didn’t want to live the so called “American Dream” but they wanted to live THEIR dream. And even more so they decided that they are a winner. They chose to believe that they were designed and engineered for success. See this is all a choice. This is all within our control.
You my friend were designed and engineered for success. Don’t live someone else’s dream for your life. Live the dream that you have for your life. Go after it. You are capable. You are worthy and deserving of your dreams. Their is no excuse that will get you where you want to be. Go for it. And if you don’t make the decision now to start moving in the direction of your dreams you’ll only be wasting the most valuable thing you have, time. No big deal.
-The Professional Encourager and Uplifter