I don't know what that dream is that you have. I don't care how disappointing it might have been as you've been working toward that dream. But that dream that you're holding in your mind that is possible that some of you already know--that is hard. It's not easy. It's hard changing your life.
That in the process of working on your dreams, you are going to incur and incur a lot of disappointment, a lot of failure, a lot of pain. There are moments when you're going to doubt yourself. You say, "God, why? Why is this happening to me? I'm just trying to take care of my children and my mother. I'm not trying to steal or rob from anybody. How does this have to happen to me?"
For those of you that have experienced some hardships, don't give up on your dreams. The rough times are gonna come but they have not come to stay, they have come to pass.
Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, illusive, godlike feature that only the special among us will ever taste. You know, it's something that truly exists in all of us.
It's very important for you to believe that you're the one.
Most people, they raise a family, they earn a living, and then they die. They stop growing, they stop working on themselves, they stop stretching, they stop pushing themselves. Then a lot of people like to complain, but they don't wanna do anything about their situation.
And most people don't work on their dreams, why? One is because of fear, the fear of failure, "What if things don't work out?" and the fear of success, "What if they do and I can't handle it?" These are not risk takers.
You spend so much time with other people, you spend so much time trying to get people to like you, you know other people more than you know yourself. You study them, you know about them, you wanna hang out like them, you wanna be just like them. And you know what? You've invested so much time on them. You don't know who you are! I challenge you to spend time by yourself.
It's necessary that you get the losers out of your life if you want to live your dream. But people who are running toward their dreams, life has a special kind of meaning.
When you become the right person, what you do is you start separating yourself from other people, you begin to have a certain uniqueness. As long as you follow other people, as long as you're being a copycat, you will never ever be the best copycat in the world, but you will be the best you could be. I'm challenging you to define your value.
Then everybody won't see it, then everybody won't join you, then everybody won't have the vision. It's necessary to know that. But you are an uncommon breed. It's necessary that you align yourself with people and attract people into your business who are hungry, people who are unstoppable and unreasonable, people who are refusing to live life just as it is and who want more.
The people that are living their dreams are finding winners to attach themselves to. The people that are living their dreams are the people that know that if it's gonna happen, it's up to them.
If you wanna be more successful, if you wanna have and do stuff you have never done before, number two, I'm asking you to invest in you. To invest in you.
Someone's opinion of you does not have to become your reality. That you don't have to go through life being a victim. And even though you face disappointments, you have to know within yourself that "I can do this, even if no one else sees it for me. I must see it for myself."
This is what I believe and I'm willing to die for it, period.
No matter how bad it is or how bad it gets, I'm going to make it!
I wanna represent an idea, I wanna represent possibilities.
And some of you right now, you wanna be...you know what I'm saying, you wanna go to next level. "I wanna counsel. You know, I wanna be a engineer, I wanna be a doctor." Listen to me, you can't get to that level. You can't get to that level economically where you want to be until you start invest in your mind. You're not reading books. I'm challenging you all to go to the conferences.
I dare you to invest time, I dare you to be alone, I dare you to spent an hour to get to know yourself. When you become who you are, when you become the person that you are created to be, designed to be, who you were designed to be, when you become an individual, what you do is you take yourself and you start separating yourself from other people.
I'm challenging you to get to a place where people don't like you or don't even bother you no more. Why? Because you are not concerned with trying to make them happy; because you're trying to blow up, you're trying to get to the next level. I need you to invest in your mind, invest in your mind.
If you're still talking about your dream, and if you're still talking about your goals, but you have not done anything, just take the first step! You can make your parents proud, you can make your school proud, you can touch millions of people's lives. And the world will never be the same again because you came this way. Don't let nobody steal your dream.
And we face a rejection of a "No" or we have a meeting and no one shows up, or somebody say, "You can count on me," and they don't come through. What if we had that kind of attitude, a cause repossessed? Nobody believes in you. You've lost again and again and again.
The lights are cut off, but you're still looking at your dream, reviewing it everyday and saying to yourself, "It's not over until I win." You can live your dream.