Posts tagged Steve Jobs
Opportunity waits on no one and unless you are willing to face the challenge head on, you will constantly miss the mark. Those that succeed the most are those that not only seize opportunity when it appears, but are prepared to capitalize at a moment’s notice. But it’s the rare few that make their own opportunity that really stand out!
With so much controversy and hoopla over #Oscars2016 and the lack of nominees for African-Americans, it shines a tremendous spotlight on how important it is to carve out your own path and make your own way. Not every breakthrough is by traditional means, i.e., go to school, develop a trade, work your way up the ladder, and retire happily. Sometimes the path to success means paving the road yourself, a leap of faith, or building your empire from the ground up through unconventional means.
Many have heard the familiar stories about Walt Disney, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Jobs, and so many others, but what escapes most is that the path that lead to their success was a lonely, grueling, and self-inflicting journey that they chose. They decided at some point that in order to find success and their own happiness, they would have to build their own lane and ride it to the end no matter where it led.
In a world where too many are waiting for handouts or depending on someone else to give them a chance, those that have chosen to chase their dreams have discovered what to some seemed to be an elusive chase meant breaking down walls and barriers and paving their own road. If you want it, make it happen. If you are passionate about it, pursue it. If you want to succeed, be willing to map your own success. If you want to be happy, do not be afraid to follow where it leads. And finally, if the road does not already exist, build it yourself!
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Only person who can guarantee your success or failure is… YOU! ~ BrotherWord
There are not many certainties in life, but one is for sure, you have been created for a purpose! What you believe and what you do will ultimately determine where you go. We have all been blessed with specific skill traits and talents and have been given free will to follow the paths we choose, but think how beautifully fantastic life can be if we choose to create and passionately pursue our dreams.
Take every moment to grow your passion and watch the marvels you can create, watch the lives you can affect, and the impact you make. Be a creator, an innovator, a visionary, don’t allow yourself or your thoughts to be limited. Whatever you can imagine is possible and achievable. Look no further than the life and legacy of Steve Jobs who believed that he could change the world.. and did. What’s holding you back? YOU!
Not any more though. Today is the day that fear fades, obstacles become opportunities, and doubt diminishes. Create the world you desire. Nothing is holding you back, but YOU, so get out of your own way.
“Here’s to the crazy ones — the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” ~ Steve Jobs
Success only comes through perspiration. It’s a byproduct of the effort your willing to give which is only matched by the will you have to succeed. You are what you believe you are and despite what anyone may say, any obstacles that may arise, any setbacks or difficulties, you are the captain of your destiny. Today I challenge you to challenge yourself; reach deep within and explore parts of yourself that have been dormant or you thought was nonexistent. To succeed is to overcome and you already possess every tool you need.
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