“Joan of Arc came back as a little girl in Japan, and her father told her to stop listening to her imaginary friends.
Elvis was born again in a small village in Sudan, he died hungry, age 9, never knowing what a guitar was.
Michelangelo was drafted into the military at age 18 in Korea, he painted his face black with shoe polish and learned to kill.
Jackson Pollock got told to stop making a mess, somewhere in Russia.
Hemingway, to this day, writes DVD instruction manuals somewhere in China. He’s an old man on a factory line. You wouldn’t recognize him.
Gandhi was born to a wealthy stockbroker in New York. He never forgave the world after his father threw himself from his office window, on the 21st floor.
And everyone, somewhere, is someone, if we only give them a chance.”
~ Iain Thomas, I Wrote This For You
“You will fail at some point in your life. Accept it. You will lose. You will embarrass yourself. You will suck at something. There is no doubt about it. … Never be discouraged. Never hold back. Give everything you’ve got. And when you fall throughout life — and maybe even tonight after a few too many glasses of champagne — fall forward.” ~ Denzel Washington
Imagine for a few minutes where you might be if:
- All of the time you have spent watching TV was instead spent reading books…
- All of the time you spent on social media was instead spent volunteering…
- All of the time you spent playing video games was instead spent creating your own website…
Think about what you would do if you could repossess all of the time that you feel may have been wasted and you could, instead, reinvest it into something else – something more… Continue reading
“Thought allied fearlessly to purpose becomes creative force: he who knows this is ready to become something higher and stronger than a mere bundle of wavering thoughts and fluctuating sensations; he who does this has become the conscious and intelligent wielder of his mental powers.” ~ James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
I firmly believe that the only real way to reach your full potential in life is to continually step outside of your comfort zone and to do that which you fear you may ‘mess up’ doing. The kind of thing that gives you ‘butterfly’s’ and makes you feel anxious and nervous. The kind of thing that would keep you up all night the day before because you can’t stop thinking about it and how it’s going to go down.
I’m talking about the moments when you have the opportunity to speak about, produce, or perform something that you are passionate about in a setting that is a little over your head (Key words: a little). These are the moments when you have a real opportunity to see what you’re made of. And what’s great about capitalizing on situations like this, is that regardless of how you perform or how things end up, something can always be learned. Continue reading