Today marks 8 years since this day, something I can never forget.
You know, It's funny how people look at those who achieve things and who go out and chase their dreams and most people always respond with things such as "You're lucky", "I wish I could do that", "you've got great genetics", "Good things always seem to happen to you", "I wish I had the time for that" etc... It's funny how people easily forget where people came from and fail to see all the work done behind closed doors. Once time has passed, majority of successful people and those who achieve their goals have one major thing in common, they don't dwell on their failures, they don't bitch about the losses, there's a difference between failing and being a failure. People who a have a drive to achieve something find a way to achieve it no matter how many time's they've been knocked down, they get back up and try it again.
Everything I have done and everywhere I have traveled to, or lived and things I have experienced, I always get the same responses from so many people "You're so lucky"... There is no luck with anything I have done in my life, what makes me any different from anyone else in the world?
I sure as hell don't come from money, I have worked my whole life for everything I have earned and still do. And I have had more set backs and lost jobs/opportunities etc. than most. The difference is I don't dwell on the losses and I don't bitch about it to people.
So many people now days they look to see who has their hands raised and if you're successful they just clap and think "wow what a great person, wish I could do that and be that person". "Their so lucky", But you're not wishing to be that person when they're broke, struggling, working their ass off to pay the bills and barely keeping their head above water. Not many wanted to be me on my 17th birthday when I swore into the Marine Corps and left my friends and family for a different life. No one wants to be the one stuck in a hospital almost dying and having to start from scratch making a choice whether to just settle with what happened or push to make the best of it and hit the gym everyday.
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