The average person will attempt to achieve their goals and dreams 0 times before they fail.
The reason for this is simply because they have not found their reason or purpose to even start their goals and dreams. But even a reason isn't enough if its not bigger than you. When I began seeking for the right business to be a part of and to build with my friends, I always thought to myself, I'm doing this so I can create the money to build and own my own Music Production business. All along I shared that story and yes I do have a strong passion for music, how ever even this was not big enough to move me or my friends. Well recently a very good beloved friend of mine whom I truly love and care for said something that made me very mad but really hit deep enough for me to open my own eyes. She said, "You're lucky that you were not raised in the hood or the ghetto, because you don't know the struggles that we have to go through and you can't understand them." Those words hit deep and as I responded, I was not responding to her, but I was responding to myself. How beautiful God sets things up; he does work in mysterious ways. In response I told her, and I am making this shorter than it was, "I was born and raised broke, nothing was ever handed to me. I lived in the hood, I lived in the ghetto. I know what its like to struggle, I am not afraid to admit where I came from because it is what drives me. When I was little my mom worked at a factory and barely slept 4 hours while working the rest of the day. One day I went to the grocery store as a child, I was about 7 years old and when we entered that grocery store, she looked at the cost of the food, and she pulled out her money out of her pocket and she looked at the money, and she began crying her eyes out. Her tears poured out of her eyes because she realized that no matter how many hours she worked and how little she was sleeping, she did not have enough money to buy food. She realized that she could not afford to feed us. That memory stayed with me all those years and I will do anything in this world that is right in the eyes of God to help give back for all the sacrifices my parents made all these years to give us the very few things they managed to give us." That stayed in me so deep in my heart and mind that every day I dream about my success and now I have a vehicle to make it happen through.
"As a man thinketh in his heart so is he"
This means that if you dream and believe something in your mind, heart, spirit, and soul long enough, it will become real. And that quote is not coming from me, its in the bible, you will be amazed to find most success philosophies to be straight out of the Holy Book, because God put us in this world to do big things and be a blessing and a positive example to others. When I make it to the top, best believe I will remain humble, warm hearted, loving, and caring to others.