“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. Those who walk alone are likely to find themselves in places no one has ever been before”
– Albert Einstein
Everything comes in Divine Time.
Patience is not my strong suit, it never has been, but I know from personal experience that when you have faith, believe in yourself and stick to your own script, no matter what “reality” looks like, your desires will manifest.
When you ignore reality in favor of your vision, and beat to your own drum, people will tell you that you’re crazy, that you won’t succeed, and all kinds of other fear-based criticism. It’s easy to lose hope, give up and follow the crowd, but if you want to realize your dreams, you must embrace your own unique path, and do it your way – you cannot be swayed by the masses; you have to stick to your own script, no matter what “reality” looks like.
“Do not follow the crowd, do not let the world influence your path in life, but rather let the world change itself and learn lessons from the story of your success.”
– Nigel Murengwa
One unlikely Olympian did just that. Ageze Guadie, an Ethiopian-born Israeli marathon runner, kept faith in his vision, and did realize his dream of competing in the 2016 Summer Games despite the naysayers, who said he wasn’t strong enough or fast enough to qualify. Take a look at his journey to Rio, beating the odds.
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Ageze did not win the marathon in Rio, in fact he didn’t even come close. He ranked 122 out of 140, but over two dozen athletes did not finish the race. You know what he did do? He showed up, he believed in himself and he made an impact. He showed the world that it doesn’t matter what the crowds say, just keep doing your thing, and stick to your own script even when you’re up against competitors like Eliud Kipchoge, who did win the gold in the men’s marathon in Rio.
“Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity…march to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.”
– Mandy Hale
No matter how things appear to be, or what others say, have faith in your dreams, a little patience, and keep believing. It will come.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!