Remember what you used to answer when your parents or your teachers asked you what you wanted to become when you grow up? Remember how passionate your response was, how serious you were answering: I want to become an astronaut! I want to become a pilot! I want to become the president!
And yet, a couple of years down the line, all you care about is a line of decent grades to keep your parents cool, spend your days worrying about graduating and getting an average job. All that would make you happy is an office, a salary and enough food to fill up your fridge. Dreams? Yeah, to hell with that, you think that your childhood aspirations were just too ambitious, too crazy, just stupid dreams you could have never fulfilled. Well, let me break it down for you, you’re a loser! You gave up on your dreams, you let others tell you can’t do what you want, you settled for average, and you were satisfied of being a nobody when you could have been a somebody. You’re a loser because one day you decided that you’re not that good, that it’s impossible to get where you wanted, that you just have to live with the fact that you, like the other seven billion people, mean nothing and can do nothing. You decided to become part of the herd, a sheep among a bunch of other sheeps, a sucker with no prospect to succeed in life.
Now, look back at what I said, pile all of those negative thoughts up, and just throw them away, because that’s where they belong. It’s never too late to have grand ambitions. It’s never too late to once again dream of becoming a billionaire. It’s never too late to say “To hell with people, I’ll follow my passion”. It’s never too late. Successful people are not born with superpowers, they aren’t Superman or the Incredible Hulk, they can’t read minds or predict the future, all that separates you from them is their persistence and resilience in making their dreams come true. They isolate themselves from negative thoughts and negative people. If they set their eyes on something, they would either get it or die trying. They have that burning passion in their guts that pushes them to wake up every morning deciding to be winners, deciding to prove everyone wrong, deciding that life is not meant to be spent on trivial mediocre pursuits. Our days on this earth are numbered, we’re not immortal, you can’t keep on pushing things for later, for tomorrow, because you might just as well wake up and find that there is no tomorrow. Spend your life like you’ll be dead the day after, and see what miracles you will accomplish. People who are fearless, who have nothing to lose, who give their 100% will always win, will always be on top. People who take risks and decide to go all in will have a shot in life, because they aimed for the stars, and when you aim for the stars, you either reach them or land on the moon, and in either way, you’ve gone a long way from where you started.
I want you to read these lines, take a moment, look back at your self, at your dreams, at what you would have wanted to be if you were not afraid. Now I want you to clench your fists, tighten your jaw, feel the blood pumping, and say to yourself “I will pursue my dreams, I will make things happen, and if there is a goddamn person who tells me I can’t, then I will work even harder to prove them wrong, and I will make sure to come back to them when I become successful to tell them thank you, thank you for hating, thank you for doubting, because you pulled the trigger that fueled my desire to succeed so bad, after all, the best revenge is extreme success”.
Get up, look ahead and smile, because a new life full of surprises is ahead, just take that first step.