Out of the night that covers me, Black as the Pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeoning s of chance My head is bloody, but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade, And yet the menace of the years Finds, and shall find, me unafraid. It matters not how strait the gate, How charged with punishments the scroll. I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
In order to completely understand the meaning of this poem, it is important to know the life of William Ernest Henley.
In order to completely understand YOU and YOUR dreams and goals and aspirations it is important to understand YOU and what YOU want and where YOU want to go and why YOU want to get there.
Ask yourself the question – WHATS MY WHY?
If you are a writer you will write, if you are a singer you will sing, if you are a runner you will run if you a a business woman /businessman YOU will become this .irrelevant of what job you are doing you will continue to find the time to do those things you want to do.
STOP complaining that you have not got the time because it is not a lack of time that’s problem. The problem is a lack of direction.
Can YOU imagine getting to the last days of your life and saying to yourself….I NEVER GOT MY SHOT!……I NEVER TOOK THAT RISK!….I COULD HAVE BEEN SOMEBODY!!…I MISSED MY TURN!!!….
When in fact what you could be saying is I DID ALRIGHT! THE HARD WORK PAID OFF!
I HAVE LEFT MY FAMILY/CHILDREN/CLOSE FRIENDS FINANCIALLY SECURE! I CREATED SOMETHING! I LEFT A LEGACY!
Someone asked me a while back what would you do if you were not an entrepreneur? And I replied I would be an entrepreneur. I would die if I wasn’t.
This gift was given to me and if no one else can see it, it is because it were not given to them.
And that is the same thing with YOU. Your gift whatever it may be was given to YOU. That’s why YOU feel what you feel, that’s why YOU desire what YOU DESIRE, THAT’S WHY YOU crave what you crave.I never chased the money the money came, what I did have was a passion and a love for each business- Health Clubs – Property – Antiques – Loan Company – Representing England and Forex Trading.
So I say to YOU (DON’T ) chase the money – get a love , understanding , a Passion for what you want ….. the rest will come – AND YOU HAVE TO TAKE ACTION. YOU have to SACRIFICE!
And if YOU fall to your knees, if YOU cry, If it hurts, If it is hard, Then do it hard!
And if YOU lose money Look at it as the tuition fee you have to pay to get to where YOU need to get too.
You get up brush yourself off and start again.
Don,t bring the OLD YOU into 2017.
Do it because you have to. If YOU spend 15 years waiting tables, or working in an office, or just doing a job you don’t really want to do. Make the time and do it because
YOU HAVE TO! And don’t give up, have faith NOT hope BUT FAITH – hope walks through the fire and FAITH leaps over it!.
Einstein said – Imagination is more important than knowledge , knowledge is limited imagination encircles the world, logic will get YOU from A TO B.
BUT IMAGINATION will take you EVERYWHERE!
I have one more thing to say to you –
“You don’t have to be great to get started – But you do have to get started to be GREAT”