“Success is easier than failure.” “Winning is better than losing”.But everyone has the option to live on whatever layer of life’s pyramid they choose. You have to choose to stay down or climb to the top. At the top the view is better, and the crowd is smaller. But it’s easier to settle for the lower levels, because to some people they just want to get in step with their peers, some just don’t know how to succeed, they want to be accepted. They choose to follow the follower, conforming to one another. Belonging is all that is important to these people.
But this is the trap that gets practically everybody, and most people end their lives in it. They live their lives playing to the crowd, especially the wrong one, trying to be one of the boys. The most important thing to them is to be liked they have no identity of their own. But successful people, true winners they don’t conform, they follow independent paths, they know that paths are made by people walking on them, so they create their own paths. They break away from the crowd, and rather join a smaller crowd. They don’t watch the television all day long, they use their time constructively.
You see It’s easier to win, and it’s never too late for you. If you want to be a winner, all you need is a dream, a worthy goal and a motivation to reach the upper layers of life’s pyramid. Your dream doesn’t have to be glamorous to start, it just has to be a dream because whatever gets into your mind stays there and will always show up in your life, but when you see nothing, dream nothing, you will expect and get nothing. “Surround yourself with what could be and not what is.”
When you have a dream, you write it down. Vague dreams and goals produce vague results. Its important to know that not everybody will celebrate your dreams so be careful of ’dream killers’. “Never expect a 16 x 20 idea to be celebrated by a 3 x 5 mind”, it won’t happen. Average people would rather be wrong than be different, so don’t let anyone kill your dreams.
Always see your dreams in the future, write it down clearly, because the secret of your future is in your daily routine and agenda. Expect battles from your mind…those little voices that says ‘you can’t make it’, ‘you don’t deserve it’. When those voices of defeat show up, you speak words of faith back into your mind.
Maybe you are reading this, and you are saying “I can’t achieve all this, because you don’t know my past”- I am telling you that is why you can achieve it, so that you can stand up and give hope to people someday. So that they can say hey if you can do it, I can too. Whatever is in the past is in the past. It is over, let it go. Get a future. Start changing what you say about you! Develop a habit of reading, a habit of listening, and a habit of associating with the right people. Stop making excuses, “excuses are the tools that a person with no purpose uses to build great monuments of emptiness.”
Deep in the heart of every human is a longing to be free, but freedom isn’t free, it has a price. You can win, if only you fight for your freedom. So fight for it. “Don’t die with the music inside you…play your songs.”