Ever since I was little, I never wanted anything just handed to me.
I am very lucky that my parents made me earn everything I ever wanted. Considering I have been working since I was about 11 years old, no matter if it was shoveling driveways, being a little league umpire, dishwashing, waiting tables, you name it, I would make sure I was the best at it. I still make sure I am the best at whatever I'm doing, and if I'm not I will make sure no one is working harder than I am.
My biggest fear in life is being average. I have said it before and I will continue to always say it.
When people tell me to lower my expectations, it makes angrier than you could ever imagine. It sets me off into a place, where I know I have to now prove them wrong.
I have always had to face the fact that people never gave me my fair shot for looking a certain way, and until this day people still count me out.
I don't care what it is, I want the best of the best. No matter what it is, I will find a way to earn whatever is I hope to get. There is no door I won't knock down, there is no bridge I won't cross.
I will never accept mediocrity, and I will never accept not earning the best. Every morning I wake up I plan on outworking everybody else around me.
When people wonder why my standards are so high, it's simply because I had to settle in the past, and I made a promise to myself to never have to settle again.
If it's easy, everybody could do it. If it isn't the best, everybody can have it, but when it's hard and it seems unattainable, that's when you know you have something worth working hard for.
If it's easy to get, I don't want it. Let someone else have it, because my eyes are set on higher goals.
Go Get Better, and ignore your doubters. One day soon enough they will see your worth, but by that point, you won't even see them in the same room as you.