Are you good enough?

Hi guys, this is Calvin and today’s topic is called are you good enough? So lets dive straight in.

Life is such a precious and wonderful gift! I often find myself thinking what would my life have been like if things did not turn out the way they did’ where would I be now, what would I be doing in life, would it be different’ would my life be any better 5 4 3 2 and…….

It’s easy to sit and think what if? What if this happened differently, why me, if only, how can this happen to me, I should have done things differently.
But let’s face it, that sort of thinking will not get us anywhere in life. Everything’s has panned out the way it did, And so we have to deal with the hand that we where dealt and make the most of it. And yes environmental factors can play a role in the way we are raised which can make it harder for us to achieve our goals and accomplish the things we want in life, but for the most part if we really want something, if we put our best foot forward we can achieve and be where we want in life.

It’s important to remind ourselves’ that some of the most successful people in life started at the bottom with nothing. For some no clothes, no shoes barley getting by each day with what they had, but somehow through all there hardships, struggles and obstacles in life’ they found a way to turn a dark day into a light one. I have often at times sat down and felt sorry for myself about the way things have turned out in my life, but I soon realized feeling sorry for myself would not pay the bills, neither would it get me back on the right track.

There is always someone worse of then yourself.

Remember that guys. Mine or your darkest day could very well be someone else’s brightest day.

So let us not take life for granted’ and try to have a positive outlook about the future. We all have dreams, goals and aspirations in life, but how can we turn those dreams and goals into reality.

We can start by never giving up. Because the moment you think to yourself dam” I cannot do this’ or am not good enough, and so am just going to give up, the moment you think like that you have already failed my friend.

Never give yourself the option of giving up’ or standing down. Look your goal straight on’ and head towards it like a roaring lion with the end or target in sight. What does a lion do when it’s about to catch it’s pray? it locks onto the target, it knows what it wants’ it’s made it’s mind up and then it goes in for the kill.

Now sometimes it might not get what it wants, but that doesn’t stop the lion it keeps going untill finally it gets what it wants’ and gets its meal. Because it doesn’t give itself the option to fail, otherwise it would starve and die. The countless number of times I have said to myself I can’t do it’ I will never make it, the self doubt I had about my own dreams, and goals is time unfortunately I well never get back. Time goes in one direction guy’s so do not look back.

Do not make the same mistakes I did. If you have a goal in life, or a dream lock on to it and head straight’ not backwards, not around, not sideways but straight ahead like that roaring lion.

Well they be obstacles and people telling you that you cannot make it on the way Absolutely. When you are in your car, is there traffic lights’ traffic jams, Sometimes even accidents on the way to your destination or things slowing you down Yes, But you persist and you be patient, you keep your cool and what normally happens is, eventually you make it to your destination.

There well always be people telling you what you can and cannot do in life. Especially those who want to see you fail at something.

But if everybody listened to someone who told you that you would never make it, that you where not good enough, that you might as well give up, and if you stopped to take their advice. “Listen let me tell you something”

“Walt Disney was fired at some point, and  he was told he lacked imagination, “yes imagination of all things”.

It’s funny that because from what I remember growing up as a kid and watching many Disney films, inspiration and imagination, where at the heart of many classic Disney films kids still watch today. I can’t imagine my childhood without some of the most memorable cartoons like Pinocchio, Dumbo, Peter Pan the Jungle book, Aladdin’ the list goes on. If Walt Disney would have listened to someone who said he lacked imagination’ then what a great shame that would have been for millions of kids around the world. But thankfully he did not give up. He kept on going until he got it right.

The list goes on’ from the Beatles, to Stephen king, to Oprah Winfrey the richest woman in the world today. They where all told at some point in there early careers that they where not good enough and then dropped by there record, and publishing labels respectively. But one thing they all had in common despite what others might have said, was they never gave up. They didn’t stop because someone told them that they where not good enough. So guys I ask you this simple question, are you good enough?

Keep at it, if at first you fail get right back up and try again.

One thing I have realized the most about myself looking back through the years’ is that I have been my worst own enemy, no one else it was me.

But there comes a time in life when you have to ask yourself what am I doing? Where am I going? And although I cannot change the past’ I can dam well try to make a better tomorrow. But it starts with me, It starts with you. So for people out there reading this, don’t give up’ because am telling you’ that you can be that doctor’ you can be that lawyer’ or musician’ artist’ or whatever it is you want to achieve in life, You can succeed at it. But just don’t give yourself the option of failure, do not give up guy’s.
I wish I would have told myself this year’s ago, but am telling you this now. Do not make the same mistakes I did guys, push on, follow your ambitions’ goals and dreams in life, “because let me tell you something” no one else is going to make it happen for you’ it has to come from you, and you only.

And so as we are reaching the peak of our life’s I want you guys to sit down and tell yourself, that no matter what comes your way, that you are going to face it’ head on and keep strong, but most of all you are not going to give up. Because you never know when success really does lie around the corner. Life is short guys so make every minute count.

I hope this short article has helped you realize’ that you can achieve your goals’ and dreams in life’ if you put your mind to it, but above all else’ do not make yourself your worst own enemy, you already have enough people out there telling you you cannot make it and that you well never achieve your goals and dreams, so do not add yourself to that list of people. Guy’s I wish you all the best with your careers.

Until next time in dealing with Relationships’ Friendships’ and things that really matter in life.

Take care and Godless.
Calvin

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