If you are reading this post, you are among the lucky few in this world. We are lucky because we are aware. We want to do something. We want to be something.
We are lucky because we are surrounded by people who are content working for others all their lives, without ever giving a single thought about being able to be in control of their own lives – their own destiny.
Then there are those who don’t know what they want.
If at all they have the slightest clue as to what they want, then they are either too lazy to get off their behinds and do anything – or they think it’s impossible – or it’s too hard – or it’s too easy (so it must really be a scam) – or it’s too crazy – or it’s too plain – or it’s too over ambitious – or it’s too stupid.
There hasn’t been a single great idea that hasn’t been trashed by the “well wishers”. But that is why there was a Thomas Edison, a Alexander Graham Bell, a Marconi, the Wright Brothers, and a Michael Jordan.
If everyone had the same drive, the same inspiration, the same burning desire, the same hunger for success, then it would be the village of normal people. If you are 6 feet tall, you look tall only when you are surrounded by people less than 6 feet tall. If you are hanging out with professional Basketball players, then guess what – you are S-H-O-R-T!
“The size of the villain determines the size of the hero. Without Goliath, David is just a punk throwing rocks”, says Billy Crystal in the movie “My Giant”.
I am only 5’8 in real life – but I am a giant – in my mental strength, in creativity, in my passion, my ambition, my initiative, in action, in discipline, in perseverance, in awareness.
And I don’t need a Goliath to be a David.
My fears are my Goliath. And I have conquered my fears.
I’m now conquering my dreams – my “other” Goliath – one stone at a time, one day at a time.
How about you?