by Kelly Johnson © Winter, 2014
(adapted and titled from transcription of unknown speech\internet video)

There will never be a point in time
in your life where it's the right time
to do a great thing.

If you are waiting for that perfect, perfect moment—
that perfect time—
it's not going to happen.

You know what you have to do?
You have to create that perfect time,
that perfect opportunity,
and that perfect situation.

You see, a lot of people become comfortable.
They stop growing;
they stop wanting anything.
They become,
There are people right now, getting ready to go to jobs they don't like;
jobs that are making them sick.
People not pursuing their dreams;
people literally committing spiritual suicide.

But if you have a dream to strive for—
yes, reaching for it will take you out of your comfort zone,
but you may find out you have some potential and abilities
that you did not know you have.
So, when misery visits you,
what are you going to do?
What will keep you going,
keep you reaching for that dream?

There are things that you think you will never need to know.
Things that you may only need to know one time in your life,
but that could save your life because you have that knowledge.

Unless you attempt to do something
beyond that which you've already mastered,
You will never grow.
What is it that you looked at some point in time,
and you decided that you couldn't do it,
that you talked yourself out of it?

If you're waiting on your next door neighbor to make it happen for you,
it may not happen.
If you're waiting on your mother or your father,
they may be so ancient in their thinking
that they don't understand the opportunity you have,
and if you're waiting on them,
it may never get done.

No one ever begs average people to be phenomenal;
no one begs good people to be phenomenal;
you just are phenomenal—
and you will attract phenomenal.

What reason can you remember—
that you can call on,
that you can rely on,
that can make you get back up?
Find that reason!

If you're not where you are;
if you're not where you want to be;
if you don't have what you want to have;
if you're not where you think you should be at this particular place,
it has nothing to do with the system,
but it has everything to do with the fact
that you're not making the effort!

I want you to make your dream become a reality,
because if you don't,
you will be working for somebody else
to make their dreams become reality.

When everybody is against you or don't believe in you no more—
let me tell you something: that's a lonely feeling.
It's a lonely feeling,
particularly people that you're doing it for.

Most people take their greatness, their dreams to the graveyard.
Listen to me: if it was easy, everybody would do it.
There are people right now who are working who don't want to work;
There are people who hate there jobs,
but they keep getting up to do it.

The wealthiest place on the planet is the graveyard,
because in the graveyard,
we will find inventions that we were never ever exposed to;
ideas, dreams that never became reality;
hopes and aspirations that were never acted upon.

Question is:
what are you going to do with your time?
What drives you?

Greatness is a lot of small things done well.
Day after day, hour after hour, second after second.
Day after day.

When things don't workout for you;
when things happen that you could not anticipate,
what are the reasons that you could think of that could keep you strong?

You will never ever be successful until
you turn your pain into greatness,
until you allow your pain to push you from where you are
to push you to where you need to be!
Stop running from your pain and embrace your pain!
Your pain is going to be apart of your prize,
apart of your product!
I challenge you to push yourself!

See, it's easy to be on the bottom;
it doesn't take any effort to be a loser.
Doesn't take any motivation, any drive in order to stay down on a low level;
but it calls on everything in you—
you have to harness your will to say:
I'm going to challenge myself!

What you did last week doesn't count!
Today! Today! The only important day!
There are 86,400 seconds in a day and how you use those is critical!
You have 86,400 a day, and what you do today is going to reveal who you are!
Nobody is going to talk about what you did last week!

The biggest enemy you have to deal with is yourself.
There's an old African proverb that says:
If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm.

And when you have this opportunity of a lifetime,
it means absolutely nothing if you don't take advantage of it in the lifetime
of the opportunity.

I gotta say:
when life knocks you down,
try to land on your back.
because if you can look up,
you can get up.

If you want a thing bad enough then go out and struggle for it,
to work day and night for it,
to give up your time, your peace and sleep for it.
If all that you dream and scheme is about it,
and life seems useless and worthless without it—

See, it's time now.
If you want to make this your decade,
you've got to start saying yes to your life,
you've got to start saying yes to your dreams;
yes to your unfolding future!
yes to your potential,
as oppose to saying no.

When you die,
leave no dream left behind.
Leave no opportunity left behind.
When you leave this Earth,
accomplish every single thing you can accomplish.
Listen to me: you're going to be great one day,
but you will never be great if you give up,
if you give in,
if you quit.
You got to want to succeed as much as you need to breathe.

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