“When we treat people merely as they are, they will remain as they are. When we treat them as if they were what they should be, they will become what they should be. ”
― Thomas S. Monson
I know it is tough to get by these days, everyone is protecting their businesses for their children to take over even if they come unprepared. In most societies, our success is tied to the feats our parents have made. It has little to do with our own credibility. And this hurts, oh yes it hurts the average man who has something to offer but because his last name is not known in certain circles he may never get to certain places. Only a few break out from the norm – it requires really tough skin to rebel against a system. For the rest, they just keep living below their expected ends.
It is not enough to believe in yourself, sometimes you want another human being to look at you and say, “I believe in you.”
That sentence can give you wings. A man with talent, who is given the opportunity to nurture his talent can do amazing things. And a well-nurtured talent enriches everyone! I have met people who broke the cycle and succeeded regardless of what their last names were. But I understand if it is hard for the next person. All I can offer is this: never give up. Never wish you were someone else. You are who you should be. It is tough now, but tomorrow is another day to try again, keep trying and don’t stop. If you need someone’s assurance go to God, pray! If you want some more, ask a friend or a family member: “do you believe in me?” Look into their eyes when they respond, the truth lies in there. And if you still have any doubts, come here as often as you should. This is where we let off all the heat that comes as life happens.
I believe in you. Yes, you!