You are limitless.
Now I know it may sound a little cliché, hearing people telling you how great you are, that you can accomplish anything you want, that you’re limitless… It can feel a little too mainstream sometimes. But as much as it sounds like mere big words with no truth to them, I gotta tell, they are as true as the walls surrounding you (walls you should be banging your head against to get all that “good enough” pessimism out of your little head). Remember, the only thing that’s standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep on telling yourself as to why you can’t. The only barrier, the only obstacle that prevents you from achieving greatness, is YOU.
Your mind is capable of doing so much – quite literally anything you want! You could wake up one day and decide to learn the art of coding or take on MMA, and chances are, you’ll be great at it, as long as you really put your mind to it. You want to become a pilot, you could do it. Want to run for Presidency in the US, there is a way. Humans are all created equally, but as we grow we either build ourselves to be the greatest version of what we can be or slowly filter our minds, accepting mediocrity as the norm. If someone else can do it, so can you – simple. If someone tried it out, if someone succeeded, then you have absolutely no excuse not to go for it.
Practice makes perfect, and when we want something really bad, we try again and again, we build a routine and we discipline ourselves into following our goals. And the results are always positive. Remember that we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit. So being successful is just a matter of doing the right thing, repeatedly.
If you find yourself crashing on the couch everyday, with a drink in one hand and your phone in the other, watching your favorite TV series, you’ll never accomplish what you want and you’ll always keep on telling yourself that it wasn’t your fault, blaming your failures on god knows what – because you convince yourself that your aspirations was impossible in the first place. Let’s cut through the crap shall we? Man up and start acting up to your full potential. You weren’t created to just consume and die away leaving no trace behind you. You weren’t born to be the useless prick you are now, being a liability to everyone else and spreading negativity and complacency around you.
You were born unique, there is only ONE you, and that’s for a reason. You were born to make great things happen. You were born to be remembered. You were born to set goals and go on to achieving them. You were born to have your Steve Jobs moment, your Napoleon victory and your Bill Gates idea. You were born to stand out, to have people look up to you, to create mind-blowing things that’ll make everyone’s life so much better. You were born to live, not to survive. If you go about your life thinking this way, the only words you would be using are the same words the greatest of our time used to say: “I came, I saw, I conquered” (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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