We are given the opportunity to decide what life will be for us individually. We mature and, as life goes on, we start to learn more about who we are and what we were sent on this earth to do. More times than not, we get lost along the way, get distracted, or just give up. Sometimes we have support and sometimes we don’t. So you have to understand who YOU are as a person and what you were sent here to do – and that differs from person to person.
You have to understand who YOU are as a person and what you were sent here to do – and that differs from person to person. - Jasmine A
Let me ask a quick question: On a scale from 1-10 with 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest, how confident are you about yourself as a person? Think about your long-term goals in life, your dream – how confident are you about YOURSELF that you can get there? Are you setting your path for that success?
If your confidence score is a 8 or above then you are confident in your abilities to get where you want to be in life. For the others that are 7 and below, ask yourself, why is your confidence level so low?
I’m here to tell you from MY personal experiences that YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO; it doesn’t matter what anyone says. If you believe it, you can achieve it. As simple as these words may sound, they are very true!
I was always taught that as long as you can see the vision and know how you’re going to get there, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. Sometimes people get jealous and sometimes people just don’t understand why you do what you do – it’s not for them to understand anyway!
Think about if you lived your life based on what other people think of you. How happy of a life would you really have? And for those that have been living their lives based off of other peoples’ opinions, are you really living your dream, or theirs?
When is the last time you looked in the mirror and said, “ I am somebody ”? When is the last time you’ve given yourself a pat on the back for doing something good? When is the last time you’ve given yourself a positive speech to push yourself out of the box? These are all qualities of learning and knowing who you are as a person that no one can figure that out but YOU.
Once you figure out WHO YOU ARE as a person, the sky is the limit! Know who you are within and no one can take that away from you. Each person is unique in their own way! BE YOU and know that YOU ARE SOMEBODY – so start acting like it.
There was a man named Joe and he came from a wealthy family. Joe was never the type to fully apply himself in school; he took a lot of shortcuts but one thing he LOVED was football. He went to college to play but decided college wasn’t for him so he dropped out, even with his football scholarships.
During his early adult years, Joe went through life just going through the motions. He didn’t know what he wanted out of life yet. He got a job at the local bank and stayed there for a few years. Eventually he ran into a nice young lady named Tiffany and they had a great connection. They eloped and started a family.
Tiffany was a very confident, middle-class woman. Tiffany had her Bachelor’s degree and then decided she wanted to go to law school and became a lawyer. Joe watched his wife and supported her along her journey until one day she asked him what he wanted out of life. Joe had worked at the bank for 10 years and he was content with that. His father and mother didn’t give him much mentorship or support and he understood and was okay with that, but they didn’t know the real Joe like Tiffany did.
Tiffany knew that Joe loved the game of football so much. His ultimate dream was to coach college football but he told his wife that he had given up on it. Tiffany supported her husband as she always had done and told Joe that he could do anything he put his mind to, but it was up to him to make it happen.
After 2 years, Joe told his wife it was time to make a change and that he wanted to go back to school to get his degree so that he could coach. Joe was tired of living a life that he didn’t want and he knew that in order for him to do what he ultimately wanted to do, Coach Football, he had to have a plan and reach for the stars. When he did that, he finally got his degree and got a Division 2 coaching position.
Moral of the story is: “It’s not about how you start, it’s about how you finish.”
Don’t watch your life pass you by – be who you truly you are and live with no regrets. Say to yourself: ” I am somebody. ”