Two of the most important words are: “I am.”
Turning points in life come when we substitute those two words for these four: “I want to be.”
Whenever that moment comes when you know what you want to be, start being it. Start thinking as if you already are.
But be sure you know. And be sure you’re ready.
Because it’s not a game. And it ain’t easy.
You have to give your all. To fight. To overcome discouragement. To keep going when you’re tempted to give up. To put in the time to become a master. And to stick with it through the little missteps, embarrassments and failures along the way.
When you can do all that, and the desire’s still in you, when you still know in your heart you’re on the right path; then you’ve found your purpose, and aside from death, the only thing that can stop you is you.
Too many give up before they get where they’re supposed to be. They talk themselves out of their dream, or get swayed by the opinions of doubters (who never had the guts to try themselves).
As important as saying “I am” is believing it, and acting on it.
The longest, slowest road to disappointment is to keep thinking about what you want but never really believing you can have it.
But the worst thing of all – never trying.