Inspired by this interview.
Talented as hell.
Ready to RISE.
Yet what are you doing?
You are afraid.
Everyone is in the ring.
EVERYONE is bolder than you.
And somehow smarter and better, and–
How do you know?
When have YOU tried?
I mean, let’s tell the truth.
You dare enough to dream,
In fact, you feel that once you do DO,
You are, somehow
You want an easy
You don’t want to pay the cost—just
Well, I’m gonna tell you something.
The only way to succeed is to fail first.
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
(And you know all those times when it seems like
That’s not failure. That’s called
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
and hard work.
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.
*Been there. Done that. Why do you think I’m writing this?