When you look at people who are doing great in life, what do you see and what do you think? Do you think they are great because the greatness is meant for them alone? Do you see them as being lucky? Or do you see yourself achieving more than that? You sometimes forget that trapped within you are two men, the man you are now and the man you want to be. Champions don’t have more than 24 hours you have, the difference is that they manage their own time and make every second count in doing something meaningful with it.
The difference between champions and average person is that champion eats challenges as their breakfast, lunch and dinner. They often make mistakes but they never give up, they keep trying until they reach the top. They don’t fear failure but instead they embraced it. No wonder Summer Sanders said “To be a champion, I think you have to see the big picture. It’s not about winning and losing; it’s about every day hard work and about thriving on a challenge
. It’s about embracing the pain that you’ll experience at the end of a race and not being afraid. I think people think too hard and get afraid of a certain challenge.”
We all have the capacity to be whoever we want to be. Never doubt your capacity, there is hidden leadership spirit in you, no matter who you are there is a powerful magic of self- discovery in you.
All you need to do is to question your existence and find rightful answers for yourself. It does not matter if you have bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees or PhDs, sometimes potential pays more than credentials. You may be illiterate but you don’t have to be ignorant. Martin Luther king, Jr. said, “Nothing in the entire world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
Always thrive for knowledge even if you can’t write or read. You don’t need certificate to become a better person in the society, all you need is discipline. In order to accomplish the goal you set for yourself you need to discipline yourself.”
Mohammed Ali said, “I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.’” Look at his spirit and how he disciplines himself. He set achievable goals for himself and never deviates from that goals, he strikes to be outstanding and stands out in order to show the world the nature and the capacity of champion in him.
Don’t condition your thoughts that greatness is meant for some people. You too can think outside the box. Your brain is there for a reason, so use it. You were born to think, to understand, to explore, to learn and to inspire. Stanley B Prusiner said, “Neuroscience is by far the most exciting branch of science because the brain is the most fascinating object in the universe.
Every human brain is different – the brain makes each human unique and defines who he or she is.” So, tap the untapped potential in you and don’t quit at almost, because that is not a destination. “The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good,” says Brian Tracy.
There is nothing holding you back but you. You are both your success and failure. Don’t be weary of failure; it will do no harm but to strengthen your ego. Champions fail many times but they never stop trying. You have failed many times so what? You won’t be the first. Remember the story of Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Edison. They failed and failed but they kept shooting till they reached their level of self actualization.
Change the way you think of yourself, you are not a loser, but a champion in search of potential. Stop living in misery and look for clues. There are no stumbling blocks in your way but the ones you put there by yourself. Williams Shakespeare said that “our doubts are our traitors, and make us loose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.” Take a step today because tomorrow might be too late and procrastination kills dream than anything.
Tell yourself today that you are somebody going somewhere, not just anywhere but a place where the champions dwell. Remember, champions are not the people who only fail but there are the peoples who rise again and again after each fallen.