I HAVE LEARNT THAT IT’S MY DECISION, AND NOT MY CONDITION, THAT ULTIMATELY SHAPES THE QUALITY OF THE OUTPUT OF MY LIFE, THEREFORE THE DECISIONS I MAKE CAN CHANGE THE DIRECTION OF MY LIFE FOREVER!
You see, often we allow ourselves to become caught up in a mental trap of seeing enormously successful people and assuming that they are where they are because they possess a special gift or that they’re unique in some way. However, when we read up on their story and trajectory, we see that there is no secret that we don’t already have access to. Actually, the greatest advantage that extra-ordinarily successful people have over the average person is their ability to get themselves to take action – to make a choice and stick to it, regardless of how hard it could be.
I HAVE ALSO LEARNT THAT I WILL NEVER BE ANY GREATER THAN MY SELF IDENTITY AND THAT MY IMPACT WILL NEVER BE STRONGER THAN MY PERSONAL STORY.
Therefore, the way I perceive myself is my current bottleneck. Personally, I’ve made the choice of NOT allowing external motivation to influence my self identity. I’ve been average for far too long and I had many excuses to stay in that state. However, I’ve now called it. I’ve committed myself to become intimate with my heroic nature, to find the truth within, to unlock the potential and look past all the external distractions that have been faithfully entertaining my present. I’ve accepted my past as a grueling training ground preparing me for an impactful future.
My name is Raphael Costa. I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; but I moved to Johannesburg, South Africa in 2006. I’m not a blogger, I’m a truth seeker and I like to write my findings, thoughts and views on things around me that I think could be valuable to humanity.