I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve had people telling me (via email, Facebook message, tweets, Ask.fm ‘questions’, etc) things like:
“I’m not like you, how can I succeed like you did?”
“I’m just from a low-profile school, not an international school like you.”
“My results are just average, not like yours.”
“You can’t expect them to succeed like you did, they weren’t brought up like you were.”
“How can I be like you, if I come from a small school in the middle of nowhere?”
And I desperately wanted to tell them to STOP thinking like that.
Like, seriously, if you yourself are putting yourself down like that, who would think that you are capable of success? If you yourself are putting a limit to who you can be, how will you ever reach the top? If you yourself do not believe in yourself, why would anyone else believe in you?
No one, I repeat, NO ONE, were born with successes all lined up for them. People became great because of what they DO. They’ve experienced failures after failures before they are able to reach the top. They’ve faced obstacles and challenges in their paths before they are able to make it to the top of the mountain.
I actually wanted to write more on this, but I just don’t feel like it so I’m going to end it here. So yeah, stay awesome, papai *waves*