Life is hard. The world is a scary place. We all start exactly the same way. Naked and afraid. We don’t have any idea how we got here and what we’re supposed to be doing. If we’re lucky we get people who will protect us and teach what we need to know about making it through life.
Some of us are born with money others are born into poverty. None of us are born smart or skilled. We don’t even know who we are yet. We don’t know that the color of our skin will affect the life we live. We are taught all those things as we grow up. What does any of this mean?
It means that we all have the same starting position and the same opportunities. We can be and do anything we want. Sure being rich and white will give you a head start. In the end none of that matters. You have make the decision to not struggle anymore. If you don’t know something, learn it. Success is just being in the right place at the right time and knowing the right people. A successful person isn’t necessarily smarter or more skilled that you. Most successful people now that the key is surrounding themselves with smart and skilled people. Not even being college educated means anything anymore.
You have to stop letting your circumstances dictate who you are and who you can become. Nobody was ever told to be great. They just decided one day they were going to stop being mediocre. They decided they were going to do what it took to be successful. Whether that meant losing sleep, losing friends or eating ramen noodle everyday. They sacrificed their comfortable but mediocre life for something better. Then they didn’t give up, no matter how bad it got, until they were done.
You can do the same if you just decide to figure what is that great thing you want to do. Then figure out how to do it. Then let go of everything and everyone that is holding you back. You will need help, so find people that want to see you succeed. Then go out and get it. No matter what. The only thing that can stop you is you. Now get up and do it.