"Don't downgrade your Dreams Just to fit your Reality. Upgrade Your Conviction To Match Your Destiny!"
2017 is reaching its end and I look back, to be honest I look back at my whole life and try to see to which extent I have applied or am I applying the quote above.
I do believe that very few of us have a clear vision, a dream to start with or can actually realize that everything they have done in their lives lead towards the dream that they always had.
As Steve Jobs said in a famous speech he gave during a graduation: " you can only connect the dots going backwards". Meaning actions you have done in the past only make sense later in life!
Till my late twenties I have been searching for myself and what or who I wanted to be! After few years in Spain I definitely decided that I will be as I used to proclaim back in the day: " HAPPY BECAUSE I WAS BORN TO BE HAPPY".
It was a bold statement at the time but it is one of my MOJO! I have always been outspoken, stubborn and with a strong will, the right combo to get what you want.
The good thing about life, is that life is a wonderfully TOUGH TEACHER, but if you hang in there YOU GROW, YOU FLOURISH!
I am happy looking back, "joining the dots" to realize that everything, any achievements that I can be proud of came through pain and MANY FAILURES.
I failed in everything, studies, sports, personal life, work BUT I have NEVER GIVEN UP and eventually I got the reward.
I failed in my university years in France (18-21yo) but aged 32yo I turned the table and got an English degree (BA Hons in Business Management) in Spain having to learn Spanish in the process.
I stopped football aged 24yo as I was going nowhere and became in 7 months of INTENSE practice Spanish semi professional Thai-Boxing Champion.
I met in my life as entertainer many female partners but could never settle. When I expected the least, I met my wife and after 7 years together, 5 married, I am a father of two boys.
After years working in the hotel industry during a promotion interview that went the wrong way, my career took a U-turn and I became a fitness professional. I AM LIVING THE DREAM!
As I said previously, I WAS BORN TO BE HAPPY JUST BECAUSE I SAID SO AND I BELIEVE IT!
2017 has been a good year, because I am healthy, my family and friends are good. I have few dreams and goals that I am chasing after and right now it is TOUGH as things are not going my way.
I am pretty sure that I have FAILED MORE THAN THE MAJORITY OF YOU! The point is that YOU ONLY FAIL BECAUSE YOU TRY. BECAUSE YOU DREAM AND IF I DREAM I NEED TO DREAM BIG!
Set big dreams and work your hardest to make things happen, it will surely be tough the bigger the dream the more you suffer, but to MAKE IT HAPPEN IS YOUR DESTINY!