I truly believe that something great is in everyone. However, often we forget that every great anything started off small. Someone decided to take action and stared fear in the face and said I’m ready. Unfortunately, death and fear often steals so much from us! The reason death is so cruel and challenging is because the it also takes with it dreams, ideas, stories and the list goes on and on. Plus, let’s not forget wonderful recipes! I learned so much from my amazing mother but managed to let that recipe for her banana pudding not to be documented.

Likewise, fear is also very vicious! The thought of failure often stops most people from even attempting. As I get older and wiser, I’ve come to realize we only fail when we don’t try. We have to learn to fail our way right into success! Each failure brings you closer to success. Study all the greats and this is a common theme!

Finally, we have to get very comfortable and realize your real support system will most likely always be small literally and physically. What do I mean by that? I mean you have to learn the life lesson that quality is better than quantity in many cases. Everyone or person, place or thing isn’t for you. Find your village and watch you grow and thrive. Eliminate anything that doesn’t help feed your mind, body and spirit. Be very strategic at your most important role. Deciding who gets FaceTime and front row seats will be so key to your growth and elevation! So ask yourself again what time is it and get started! You got this because you were born too be great and greatness is a choice!