Stop running from greatness. Run towards it.
You have what you need to succeed in life and be happy. Unfortunately most people get in their own way. We make excuses why we can’t do something instead of listing out what we need to do to succeed at it.
Each of us has a different talent. Like anything worthwhile, we must hone those skills and use them. Don’t let other people convince you that you cannot do what you know you were meant to do. Do it and show them how wrong they are.
There will always be people who question whether you are capable. It could be because you have tried things before and quit or never really put any effort into work. Maybe, it could be that they, too, are afraid and want to hold you back with them, so they are not left behind. They feed that inner voice that is looking for a way out.
Most excuses are, I don’t know how, it’s too expensive, I’m not good at it, or perhaps nobody will like me. That last one is a big one. We all want to be liked and respected, so if we pick a career that puts us out in the front of everything, it means we are in the public eye. As a writer, I can tell you the part I like least about writing is the selling, but if I want to get my books out there, it is what I need to do.
There are always pieces of a job, even our dream job, that we don’t like. We just have to buckle down and do them. Eventually, they become second nature and don’t bother us anymore.
The worse thing you can do is make excuses for yourself. If you are afraid to fail, then you will find all sorts of reasons to do it. Be afraid to succeed instead and find reasons to do that.
Life events happen, and there will be setbacks, but the key is to keep going. There are always a few different ways to achieve the same goal, so don’t just try one and say, see, I knew I was right and couldn’t do it. Try something out and then try again another way.
Others have done what you want to do. Learn from them. Ask for help and guidance. Take free online courses to get you started. There is never any shame in asking for help along the way. Watch what they do and mimic it until you can figure out your own way of doing things
Some people say they don’t know what they are good at, but the reality is the things which you excel in are those that are easy and bring you joy. For some, it is painting, others writing, while others still teach, are parents, or become public speakers.
I’ve met people from all walks of life doing different jobs, and they love what they do. Many were lucky to know from early on what they wanted to do. Most of us need to figure it out. All of us are capable of greatness. We can all leave a positive and strong legacy behind.
Just like clothes, you need to try things on until you find that perfect fit. If you love exercising, perhaps you could take a course or two and become an instructor, eventually owning your own place. The same holds true for any job, dancing, accounting, public service, healthcare, etc.
When you love what you do, you will excel, and you can do great things. That old saying some people are born great while others have it thrust upon them is true to some extent. The reality, though, is that many run from it. The people who stand out are the ones who run towards it.
Run to meet your destiny. Please don’t put up the barriers. Take them down. You have what it takes, so stop running from greatness.
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