A friend of mine shared a quote on Instagram yesterday. Ig: Pierrevision shared:
“Why do strangers support your success more than your friends?
Because your friends started where you did…”
Wow. Isn’t that real?
People sometimes don’t like to take responsibility, responsibility for what? Anything.
Ultimately, we have free will, we have control, we make our decisions (as I reflected on in March).
What time did you wake up today? Didn’t you decide to wake up at that time?
What’s something that we didn’t decide for ourselves?
The things WITHIN us. The things that make us… UNDEFEATED.
What does winning look like to you?
Don’t you know that Jesus has already conquered the world? God reigns victorious.
“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” — Genesis 1:27
That means we are… innately victorious, doesn’t it?
The Lord said to Joshua, “Do NOT be afraid. Be courageous.”
No matter what you believe, I know that we should be able to agree that we are all unique. We are all great at different things. As a result, we have a different calling, life purpose, destiny, whatever you’d like to call it, than the person beside us, don’t we?
“I put my pride down and picked that Bible up” — Ace Hood
But, what if you don’t know who you are?
Pretty difficult to live out your purpose then isn’t it?
I was conversing with someone on Instagram yesterday and they were talking about how we should only do what makes us happy.
As much as I would love to support that… I can’t.
I don’t believe it.
We cannot always do what makes us happy and live out our life’s purpose at the same time.
Think about some of the greats:
Michael Jordan, did he feel happy at each and every basketball game?
Kobe Bryant, did he feel happy at each and every 5 am practice?
Oprah Winfrey, does she feel happy at each and every interview?
Mother Theresa, did she feel happy in each and every opportunity she had to speak to others?
I don’t think so.
“Working hard for something we don’t care about is called stress working hard for something we love is called passion” — Simon Sinek
“One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it”
I didn’t feel like writing this. I didn’t feel happy writing this. I don’t even like this article…
But, I invested in myself. I spent time and energy writing it and learning and reflecting. I know what I am working towards.
Michael Jordan? He knew to win championships, he needed to be fully present in every game.
Kobe Bryant? He knew that to become one of the greatest, he needed to put in blood, sweat, and tears, always.
Oprah Winfrey? She knows that she needs to bring her full self to each and every interview, show, or conversation.
Mother Theresa? She knew that she needed to be authentic and show her truths to each and every person that she interacted with.
It doesn’t matter what you want or feel like doing in the moment. It matters what you want to do in the long term. If you know something needs to get done for the goals that God has laid out for your life, you need to do it. Period.
“You’ve already won. You were born a winner. Consistently executing at your true best will ensure success.” — Harrison Wendland
So, what is your success?
“If you knew that victory was the ONLY option, what would you do today to experience success?”
“You are an individual, you are responsible for yourself. You determine who you are and what defines you” — Brad Lea
What defines you? What is rewarding to you?
WHY are you on this earth now? Why weren’t you created 200 years earlier?
And now… I finished this article. And I love it. This is real. You’re real. Go chase your success, relentlessly. You know what your purpose is, it’s WITHIN you. If you don’t know why you’re here, ask your Creator and He WILL reveal it to you.