“Never gave in, never gave up, I’m the only thing I’m afraid of…”
–Kanye West, “Amazing”
Fear. It’s a belief, a mind-set that prevents us from engaging in an activity or accomplishing a task because we believe that the risk of failure far outweighs the joy of success. It can be rooted in past experiences, engrained through continual words of caution or even manifested deep in our subconscious through the exposure to one too many naysayers (or as some might say, “haters”). Often we let it build in our minds and control our bodies so that we actively suppress the need to explore our limits and test our abilities. We even let it gradually and relentlessly grow as a roadblock to our goals. In fact, sometimes we might even give up.
But not you. Not today. Today and every day forward, the only thing you should ever fear in the pursuit of your goals, of success, is allowing yourself to become a victim of your own doubts and disbeliefs. These are the only things can truly hold someone back from achieving their dreams and are absolutely the biggest culprit in finding reasons to give up. Don’t let those fears materialize. Identify them, understand them, overcome them and respect them, but don’t ever let the fears take control of you. Instead, take the mindset that those fears, those obstacles, they should fear you. They should be afraid of you and your intelligence, your abilities, your mental and physical fortitude, your inner fire. And with that approach, you will find that you will not only taste the sweet nectar of success, but that you’ll also enjoy The Drive that got you there.
P.S. If that doesn’t motivate you and pump you up, this video for the NBA Playoffs 2012 to the tune of Kanye West’s “Amazing” just might…
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