“It ain’t where I’ve been, but where I’m about to go.” -Jay Z
For two types of mentalities:
- I’ve done everything well. And there’s nothing else for me to do. I’ve reached my maximum potential and everything else that I’ll achieve is subpar.
- I’ve done everything poorly. I’ve screwed everything up, who will believe in me anymore? No one will ever think I can achieve anything.
For both of you: CHILL!!
For Number One
This isn’t over until it’s over!
Just this weekend I was watching the final match for the Liga MX played by Club América and Cruz Azul. Cruz Azul was up 2-0 ten minutes before the match was over. Then FC América scored two goals in the last 5 minutes of the match!
It was craziness! Especially if you consider that the goalie scored the last one.
When they scored the first goal, I was like, “well, at least they scored one.” But they kept playing, and kept fighting with only ten man in their team.
They didn’t give up. One of the best lessons that sports highlight over and over is that it’s never over until the last minute is up. There’s always a chance to achieve more. To score one more goal.
For Number Two
Who cares! Everything in your past is already gone. Young people will always make mistakes. Sometimes it might feel like too many mistakes. Everyone at one point or another has been there. Don’t listen to the voice that tells you that you’re the only one stuck in that rut. Find a mentor who’s been there and a friend who is going through the same as you.
Everybody makes mistakes. Everybody has those days.
So cheer up. It’s never too late!