I don’t think you’ll ever be as successful as me.
Those were the words that came out the mouth of someone close to me. I was around 19 at the time.
Along with feeling a twinge of pain, not giving a crap what they thought and simultaneously making being more successful than them my number 1 goal, I was amazed at the negativity and audacity of this person.
They had a business and that’s what they were leveraging as the pinnacle of success. I hadn’t even had a chance to really get out there and start life yet, and already I was being condemned.
Their negative words did the opposite of deterring me. It’s kind of always worked like that; if someone’s said I can’t do something I automatically know I can.
It’s our perception of our abilities that control the outcome.
Success is a big one to tackle though because it’s something different for everyone.
I’ve had some success along the way, but in terms of the overall picture I have for my life, I haven’t quite reached that yet.
When I do, I don’t even feel the need to stick it to this person anymore. Sure, there will definitely be a small joy in knowing I accomplished something they said I can’t, but that’s not the main point.
If I’m happy with the end result, that’s where the real success lies.
Thank you for reading ❤