Take Up the Challenge

A while back, I had a friend in college, English 101. He came home one day dejected.

The teacher had called out six people and told them they needed to quit her class and take a beginner’s English class.

My friend felt like a failure and was ready to quit.

I asked if he was going to settle for what the teacher said or was he going to take it as a challenge and prove her wrong.

He thought for a moment then said, “I’m going to prove her wrong.”

He could have taken the easy way out and quit, but he didn’t. Instead he studied hard.

Some weeks later, the same teacher read one of his papers in front of the class. She finished by saying, “Now that’s how a paper is written.”

Just because someone says you can’t or you’re not good enough, doesn’t mean they’re right.

Granted, some dreams might seem be too big, but if the dream burns in your heart, I say go for it. If you don’t try you’ll never know what you might achieve.

And if you do fail, who cares, as least you had the courage to try.

What you learn from trying will lead you to the next adventure.

Condoleezza Rice wanted to be a concert pianist. Things didn’t work out the way she planned, but she did become one of the most powerful women in the world as The United States, Secretary of State under President George W. Bush.

If you don’t try, you will never know what you could have accomplished.