A man can be as great as he wants to be. If you believe in yourself and have the courage, the determination, the dedication, the competitive drive and if you are willing to sacrifice the little things in life and pay the price for the things that are worthwhile, it can be done.
How great do you want to be?
I have encountered so many individuals who have dreams of becoming someone greater than who they are currently being. They have great ideas, a plan of action but what is lacking is the execution of the plan.
They are motivated in the moment,but not driven.
To be great, you have to be willing to do the things ordinary people are not willing to do. To achieve greatness, you also have to be willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for long term success. I have several friends whom I admire greatly. These individuals had a dream of being successful in their field of work. They were young men, but they were willing to give up girls, clubbing, hanging out with friend and the simple pleasures of life. They could use every waking moment to focus on their business. While others were sleeping, they were strategizing. They were so focused on the intended outcome, it became an obsession and in the long run, they did achieve their heart’s desire.
Using the words of Eminem:
If you had one shot, or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment,would you capture it or just let it slip?
What are you willing to give up today?
If you are satisfied with where you are right now, do nothing. However, if you desire more for yourself make a decision and change direction. Tell yourself that you are willing to pay the price, what ever that price might be in order to realize something greater for your life. There is power in visualizing. Visualize yourself having the thing you desire and work hard everyday to achieve it. Nothing good in life comes without a price. If everything you wanted was handed to you on a silver platter, guess what, you wouldn’t appreciate it as much as if you had worked your butt off for it.
All that you need and desire is within reach. Stand up, push out your chess out and claim it! Let today be the last day you choose to live below your full potential. No one can take your greatness away from you, only you have the power to stifle it.
I believe in you. I believe in the person you are meant to be. Go forth and conquer!
Positive Affirmation: Today I choose to be courageous. I will stand up and fight for what I believe in. I am willing to sacrifice my time in order to make my desires become a reality. I will have what I say I will have and be who I am suppose to be. The greatness is within me, and I claim it today.