I see you.

Yes.

YOU.

Intelligent.

Talented as hell.

Ready to RISE.

Yet what are you doing?

Standing still.

 

WHY?

 

You are afraid.

 

Everyone is in the ring.

EVERYONE is bolder than you.

And somehow smarter and better, and–

 

But, wait!

 

How do you know?

When have YOU tried?

 

I mean, let’s tell the truth.

You dare enough to dream,

But not

DO.

In fact, you feel that once you do DO,

You are, somehow

Doomed!

 

You want an easy

GRIT-FREE

ride.

 

You don’t want to pay the cost—just

be

the

Boss.

 

Well, I’m gonna tell you something.

The only way to succeed is to fail first.

 

And yes.

YES!

It’s been said a million times.

The cliche–it BURNS!!

But it hurts because it’s the truth.

 

Failure builds character.

Failure gets your juices flowing.

Failure gets your mind

GROWING.

 

(And you know all those times when it seems like

NOTHING’S

GOING ON?

That’s not failure. That’s called

BUILDING

YOUR

FOUNDATION.)

 

There is a place where you belong,

But in order to get there,

You will need the lessons that come

In your state of simplicity.

 

From the roots of

humility

and hard work.

From

pride

in the sense that you know how to honour your gifts.

 

And you will get there.

But not by asking about opportunities and not following up.*

Not by hesitating, when you have all the tools that you need for a fresh start.

No.

 

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*Been there. Done that. Why do you think I’m writing this?

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