Have you ever asked yourself the question, why do people seem to become more and more successful? And why others seem to never be able to take another step forward? Is it the fact that they work harder than you do? Do they work smarter than you do? Or is it pure luck? I think that these things have a little to do with it, but I do not think this is the reason people are successful.
Every person that is successful has a certain way about them. These successful people have a certain swagger or confidence about them that seems to be able to change the mood of an entire room, whether it is good or bad. These people are special and at some point they realize that they have gifts.
As children, we are taught to be kings and queens but somewhere in our lives time we tend to lose confidence in our abilities to be the best that we can possibly be. Society teaches us that you have to be humble or you need to “bring yourself down a notch.” But how can you really be this way when you truly believe you are special? You cannot be this person that believes you are a king or queen, while you walk around living an average life. I do not see how that makes sense at all. So you start to question your abilities; you start to feel inferior. Even as kids, people with the above average mind are picked on like there is something wrong with them. This is crazy.
I am not telling people to go around and look down on people. What I am saying is to be confident in you. Do not let people discourage you from what you feel that you can do with your talents. No one can see your ability like you can. Every morning when you wake up you should look yourself in the mirror and say, “I am great! I have abilities that I do not even understand. I will be the best person that I can be everyday of my life.” If you believe it, then it is true. You should never feel that you have to lower yourself because of the way people see you.
So as we teach our children to be the best they can be we need to make sure that they do not lose sight of that mantra. We cannot let society stop us from growing past what we see in our face. The answer to “us” becoming more successful is that we have to live and breathe success. We have to consistently go after our goals until we believe there is no other way of life. Yes, you have to come obsessed with achievement and being the best at everything you do. It is that simple. Even if you take a loss, it does not mean you lost!
Remember to Keep It GC,
Adrian “GC Smooth” Taylor