OBSESSION ABOVE ALL ELSE // If I had a dollar for every time someone has told me I’m ‘too obsessed’ or ‘too full on’ or ‘you’re going to burn out’ or ‘you’re crazy’ or my favourite, ‘you’re deluded’ 😒 I’d own 10 Ferrari’s.
I’ve heard many things said about me and they used to get to me, but now it’s like fuel to my fire and it’s hardened me up for bigger challenges to tackle. I understand that I am different. I know that my pursuit for a phenomenal life, buying Ferrari’s, traveling the world and building a huge brand is an audacious goal. That’s why it’s my goal.
I wasn’t put on this earth to ‘fit in’ or work a 9-5 and save for a house and then start my life when I retire. I want more. So much more. Every time I hear someone telling me that I’m dreaming, or I need to change or I’m unrealistic or need to settle down, I feel like I am acting as a mirror for that person. Because they have stopped believing in themselves and they know they can’t achieve what I can, because they don’t have the drive, determination or willpower to commit to it.
Naysayers and haters will always exist. Matter of fact, the closer you get to your version of success they multiply. That means you’re on the right path and you’re doing something right: you’re making others uncomfortable. They see you as the crazy one because they have given up on their dreams. They want to play it safe, be risk free, just plod along and sit with mediocrity. And that’s TOTALLY fine. I don’t judge how anyone does their life... so why judge me?
I believe in me. I don’t need the validation from others to know what I can do. I believe it. I dream it. I do it regardless. Sure, I’m not driving my Ferrari yet, but you think I won’t give everything I have in the pursuit of it? Imagine laying on your deathbed, looking back at all the risks you didn’t take, the opportunities you missed because your were too scared. That isn’t a life. That’s a life wasted. What ever it is, you want in this life: GO AND GET IT. Don’t fear rejection or failure, that’s what builds character and resilience! That’s GOOD. Get angry, be firery, be passionate, anything but complacent.