A young man walks into an extravagant restaurant. He sits down at a table and waits to be greeted by his waitress. He glances around at other tables, and notices that everyone has an excited look of anticipation on their faces. He thought to himself, “This place must be true. It’s where your dreams become your reality with just one request.”
A waitress approaches his table and calmly says, “Hello sir, this is the place where all your dreams come true. How may I help you?”
The man beamed, he was so ecstatic. He couldn’t wait to receive his dream. “Hmmm,” he began, “I would like…”
Wouldn’t it be great to go to a restaurant that gives your dream request, no questions asked? Except there is no such place where someone hands you your dream on a silver platter and says, “Here’s your dream request.” Then suddenly with a wink of an eye, you’re living the good life.
I’ve come to the realization that people create their future. No one runs into their dream all of a sudden or has a dream request form to fill out. Rather it’s your diligence that causes you to shape your future. Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates and the like created their future.
They shaped and molded their future through their hard work and love for their craft. America is the land of opportunity. It’s a shame some people let those opportunities pass right before their eyes. Many people say they are going to be successful but when you look at their work ethic you see the opposite.
Don’t let your potential go to waste. This generation is fascinated with successful people, but think it was just handed to them. Famous people were once average people too however; they were willing to tap into their potential.
I once read a quote that I immediately fell in love with that said, “some kids admire heroes and some kids become them.” Are you going to admire successful people the rest of your life and never become successful yourself?
I sure hope not.
We have potential. What makes a difference is if we actually develop that potential. ©