I CHALLENGE YOU…Jason Firmager
I don’t know what that dream is that you have. I don’t care how disappointing it might be as you’re working toward that dream. But that dream that you’re holding in your mind – it’s possible. Some of you already know that it’s hard. It’s not easy. It’s hard changing your life. In the process of chasing your dreams, you are going to incur a lot of disappointment, a lot of failure, a lot of pain. There will be moments when you are going to doubt yourself. You’ll say, “Why, 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 did this have to happen to me?” For those of you who have experienced some hardships – don’t give up on your dream. The rough times are gonna come, but they will not stay, they will come to pass.
Greatness is not this wonderful, esoteric, elusive god-like feature that only the special among us will ever taste. It is something that truly exists in all of us. It is very important for you to believe that you are 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 things DO work out and I can’t handle it?”. These are not risk takers.
You’ve spent so much time with other people. You’ve spent SO MUCH TIME trying to get people to like you, you know other people more than you know yourself! You’ve studied them, you know about them, you want to hang out like them, you want to be JUST LIKE THEM! And you know what? You’ve invested SO MUCH TIME IN THEM, you don’t even 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 for people who are chasing their dreams, life has a special sort 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 copy-cat, you will NEVER EVER BE the best copy-cat in the world.
I challenge you to define your value.
Not everyone will see it. Not everyone will join you. Not everyone will have the vision. It’s NECESSARY to know that. You are an uncommon breed! It’s necessary that you align yourself with people and attract people into your business – people who are hungry. People who are unstoppable and unreasonable. People who refuse to leave life just as it is and who want more!
The people who are living their dreams are the people who know that if it’s gonna happen, it’s up to them.
If you want be successful, if you want to have and do things you’ve never done before…
I challenge you to invest in YOU.
Someone’s opinion of you does NOT have to become your reality. You don’t have to go through life being a victim. And even though you face disappointments, you must know within yourself, that you can do this. Even if no one helps you see to it, you must see it for yourself. 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 want to represent possibilities. Some of you right now, you want go to the next level. You want to run a successful business, want to be the best at what you do, you want to write that book, you wanna be know as the best at what you do.
Listen to me: You can’t get to that level. You can’t get to that level until you start to invest in your mind.
I dare you to invest in your mind.
I dare you to invest time.
I dare you to be alone.
I dare you to spend an HOUR alone to get to know yourself.
I challenge you to get to a place where people do not like or do not even bother you anymore. Why? Because you’re not concerned with making them happy anyway. Because you’re trying to blow up. You’re trying to get to the next level. Because you’re investing in your mind.
If you’re still talking about your dream, 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 lives and the world will never be the same again, because you came this way.
Don’t let anybody steal your dream. You may fail, and fail, and fail again. 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.