Sometimes i wonder why i try so hard. I try so hard to prove myself to others. Prove to others that i’m a good person. Prove that i am doing good. Prove that i’m smart, that i am capable of making wise decisions. But what am i really trying to prove?
Who says that the person i am trying to impress does not already know what i am capable of? And who decided that it even matters if they don’t?
If i have learned one thing in my short little life, it is that nothing you have, can, or will accomplish in life is only the result of what other people believe you can do.
If ever you find the courage, the strength and the ability to do something, it is God, together with your willingness to succeed that made it happen.
Having people around you who believe in you is great, and having motivators close to you is important, but just take a step back and think about one thing you have accomplished only because other people believed that you could….
…the first time i did that myself, i could think of a million things that i have done that i felt like i couldn’t have without certain people by my side. But that’s OK, because it is important to remember those that stood by your side when you needed them the most. But when i really think about what caused my actions to be successful, it was not because of others. Somebody can financially enable you to do something, get you connected to the right people, help you to be at the right place at the right time. But guess what? What happens next is in nobody’s hands but yours. Having enough money to do good, does not mean it will be used for good. Getting connected to the right people or being at the right place at the right time is not enough to make a recipe for success.
Faith in my own abilities is what made the difference. The moment i started to believe that i could do it, i went out and did it. Because i believed i could, because i believed i was capable, because i knew who i was. And that’s exactly it. When you start finding out who you are, you will find out more and more, about your strengths and weaknesses, your gifts and talents, you find yourself. That last sentence sounded a little cheesy, but really, it’s the truth. Besides, cheese is good for you.
I guess what i am trying to say is this: start believing in your God given talents, your gifts and your ability to achieve what ever you set your mind to. Life is not about having everyone believing in your abilities. It’s not even about proving people wrong when you do succeed. It’s about setting out to do what you were destined to do. It’s about knowing what you can do to make a difference. It is about putting your stamp on the map in your generation in whatever way you do best.
Better is one day being the best of who you are, than a life time of proving who you’re not.
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