Wishing Won’t Make You a Champion

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As a young boy growing up, I always wished to grow up to be like famous actors, wrestlers, presidents and just any celebrity making waves during those days. Today, I have come to realize that not only is it a thing for kids, adults also wish to become megastars also. I hear talk like I wish I can become like Beyonce, Oprah, Denzel Washington, or I wish I can become as wealthy as Gates, Dangote etc. Folks, all these megastar celebrities we see everyday in our screens or hear about, didn’t just get there by wishing, neither did they sleep one night poor and woke up the other, so wealthy and famous.

These champions, megastars, celebrities, got what they have, and are where they are because they have unique skills that most of us have failed to develop. They command far more than their far share of respect, opportunities, and income because they have developed their ordinary talents and gifts into extraordinary ones. They have become the best in the world at what they do. In their chosen vocations, they have climbed over that steep wall that separates those who try from those who succeed.

For some of us the walls that separate us from our dreams are human walls; our families, friends, associates – the ones that know us too much, and each time they point to our weaknesses, and limitations and the many reasons why we cannot be celebrated. Don’t feel discouraged when you suddenly encounter a steep wall on your path to greatness. Remember these walls (challenges, opposition, setbacks, frustrations, denials, limitations) let us show our dedication.  They are there to separate us from the people who don’t really want to achieve their dreams.  Don’t bail, champions never bail from opposition no matter how powerful the opposition is. “The best of the gold’s at the bottom of barrels of crap.”

Live your greatest life  


2 thoughts on “Wishing Won’t Make You a Champion”

  1. I want to achieve my dreams. I will not just wish but act on it. I am committed to my success…..Just thought i would declare that and make a statement!
    Inspiring post Vincent!



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