You are more than an opinion and someone’s opinion of you does not have to become your reality. For everything you want to do in life there is a statistic of those who cannot do it, those who are allowed to do it and those who have failed doing it. But bear in mind statistics aren’t always right in fact when you defile the common inference deduced from the statistic you become a phenomenon.
Statements such as no person of color has ever achieved such a result, the greater percentage of the class gets a C grade, you have done exceptionally well coming this far and other similar statements are a bid to keep you subject to the statistic. To make you a conformist to the norm, to make sure you are prepped to fit in to the status quo but records were meant to be broken, defeat the statistics. Go over and beyond the call of duty, refuse to settle for average, refuse to be a part of the majority in the statistic be the minority. If there is a one percent chance of success then be the one percent.
People like having records, they want to be the only ones to have done this and that, so do not be disappointed if you do not get an overwhelming support for your bid in being exceptional. People created classes in society, decided who qualified for what, who should be privy to certain special treatments but you are warrior, a child of a king, forget about where you are from or what you look like. It’s totally up to you, decide to be exceptional decide to defeat the statistic.
People come from nothing every day, if someone has achieved it before you can do too.
What can you do?
The answer is anything. Try anything, if you can believe it you can achieve it. Let the challenges you face fuel your desire and passion to succeed, let the obstacles you face become your drive, let the problems around you be your fire. Burn for something, burn for the exception, let your desire to succeed be so strong that you defile the odds. Push the boundaries, push the limits in your mind. Refuse to settle based on the statistic. If there is a chance of success take it, if there is a possibility that it can be done, do it. If there is someone, somewhere who has done it before then do it and if there is no one you know that is living that reality can you find it in your mind to make it your reality. Be anything but average.
The world is full of college drop-outs who have turned millionaires, the world is filled with CEOs who were C students in college, senators who were in the bottom half of their classes. Your past failures are never final.
Is it possible that someone you know who isn’t that smart by your standards is running circles round you in life, there are succeeding like its second nature and you are struggling? They’ve turned their setback to stepping-stones for their comeback, they have beat into rubble everything that has ever come up against them and used it as a stepping stone to higher ground.
I read the story of the donkey whose owner no longer wanted and decide to bury. The farmer dug a pit threw the donkey in it and attempted to bury the donkey. And with every shovel of sand thrown on the donkey, it shook it off and stepped on it until it was high enough to jump out of pit.
What is life throwing at you?
Tell yourself like someone says “I do not invite life’s challenges but I don’t back down from them either”. Whatever the challenges be, whatever the obstacles, no matter how many times life beats you down do not back down. Go further, fight your way to the top.
You can, you can live your dream, you can break the status quo, and you can defeat the statistic.
Commit to a daily routine to grow your mind.
That’s G.Y.M for today and I trust that you are charged up and obsessed with a burning desire to succeed. Ordinary is a misnomer for you.
Plan, Act and Pursue your dream.
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