One of the most difficult things to do is to watch others around you continue to succeed while you seem to be in a holding pattern. You work twice as hard as the next person yet your results are not the same. You wake up early and you go to sleep late working on living the dream. I want you to understand and commit to memory that your day will come. Eventually your day will come but only if you refuse to give up on your dreams.
Understand that everything happens as it is designed to happen. If you aren’t receiving the fruits of your labor it simply means that it isn’t your season to experience harvest. Yet that should not prevent you from working as if your harvest will come tomorrow. No one ever knows when their time to shine will come. I do know this much, the people who are shining stars have one thing in common; they never gave up.
After his very first audition, Sidney Poitier was told by the casting director, “Why don’t you stop wasting people’s time and go out and become a dishwasher or something?” Poitier made a decision that day to prove that he could make it in the acting business and in 1963 he became the first and youngest Black actor to win an Oscar for Best Actor. He was also nominated 5 years prior for Best Actor. Imagine if Sidney would’ve listened to the doubters.
Your time will come if you focus on your goal and work as hard as you can for as long as you can. It matters not what others are doing to reach their goals; at all times focus on self. Truthfully, you may seem like the one who is wildly successful in the eyes of others. I want you to really think about what success looks like in your eyes and focus intently on that. Never compare the blessings of others to your own blessings; yours will never seem enough.
Don’t be afraid of failing; that’s the only way you will ever learn how to win. Successful people set high goals and will do whatever it takes to reach them. Don’t be concerned with what the next man is doing, stay in your line and race towards the finish line.
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
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