They called me a "momma's boy" but was Alexander the Great not the same fostered by and closely watched by his mother until her death before conquering most of the known world only at the age of 32? Was Augustus Caesar not the same who was overprotected by his mother as he worked his way to become the first Roman emperor?
They call me a "procrastinator" but was Leonardo da Vinci not the same toiling on and off with the Mona Lisa for 16 years? Was Martin Luther King not the same after changing the script right before he went on stage and concocted the prepared remarks, "I have a dream" already 11 minutes into the speech?
They said I was a "troublemaker" but so was Steve Jobs.
They say I'm "unrealistic" but so were the Wright Brothers.
They told me I "misunderstood" but they said the same to John Lennon.
The only difference? "They" don't have names to remember.
It's always important to take advice and heed secondary opinions but at the end of the day your goals are your goals. It's up to you alone to determine if they come to fruition or not. No matter how hard the times and no matter how close those pessimistic people are to you, never give up. Because those who were crazy enough to think they could change the world, were the ones who did.
This post is dedicated to my good friend @dylanthomastheofficial! You're gonna be unstoppable out there bud, never let anyone tell you differently.
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