The road to greatness,
Starts with a deep sensation within you,
Where you just wish someone would believe in you.
You just wish someone would give you a chance.
You start because you are tired of losing...
Then, the daily disciplines,
Day in and day out,
Bring you to become
Someone you weren't even sure you could become.
You see growth and others see it too.
You start to believe you were destined for greatness.
You start to believe you can actually win...
Then, comes the moment when the approval and affirmation of others,
Just isn't enough.
The competition has dried up.
For a while,
You forget who you were competing with,
And then you realize you are now competing with yourself.
Your new outlook is more about being the best you can be.
Your focus has moved from just beating others.
When it comes to the end of something,
Whether its school,
Or just life,
The score board doesn't really matter.
All you really want to be able to say is,
"I gave it my all"...
<SI> Scott Izu, PhD
© January 2015