The world is filled with people who strive so hard to be loved by the majority that they lose all reason to love themselves.

Humans are told since infancy that they must act a certain way, must dress in certain clothes, must say and do certain things, simply  because the majority does so. These voices become so ingrained in a person’s mind as a child that they continue to act as subconscious wardens of their lives as adults. Though they have the freedom to act as they wish many people  continue to make decisions based on what they have been told by others instead of what they have learned  themselves

Many lives are wasted by choosing the monotony of safety over the boldness of the uncharted.

Wealth and success are like  streams of water running down the pyramid . The highest received the most because the are fewer while the lowest receive the least because there are many . Before the water can reach the bottom , first it must run through all the others above it . Though the lowest support the weight of all who are above the,. A person climbs higher by becoming less like those below them.

It is easy to travel the road laid by others but it's only reward it's the dust its builders leave behind .

In life, a person value is found in how difficult they are to replace. The builders of a home are paid less than an architect because there are many workers but few who can design the plans the workers  must follow. The president of a company is paid more than its employees because a leader must guide many to achieve a goal, while followers must only follow what they are told.

There are so many who are wealthy but far fewer with ideas. A person with money can be replaced by another person with money, but a person with unique ideas can never be duplicated.

Overachievers are forged by the fires of underachievers ridicule.

Life is easy when lived according to other’s plan. When you choose a different path you invite the scorn of those around you who lack the courage to pursue their own goals. A person moves to step higher  on the pyramid and the hands of those below them reach to pull them back. Their voices demand  to know why you must be different. What did you do to deserve better ? Do you truly think you are capable of greatness? Who do you think you are ?

Greatness is not about who you are but who you believe you can become .

Have courage to pursue your own path. The sheep are safe ion their caged but the lions run free in the wilderness. The greatness among us are most different from the rest.

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