Have you ever heard a preacher say, “Sometimes you have to be like David, and encourage yourself?” Well that’s true. I take it as this:


Since day one, I have been my biggest cheerleader. No one knows your vision better than you (other than GOD of course). You are the only one knows your goals and what you want to accomplish like the back of your hand. You cannot depend on anyone else to work as hard as you when it comes to your vision.

From the moment I started OTT, I knew it was going to be hard work. I knew what this vision meant to me and what it was going to take—believing in myself. I knew this starting off, but I didn’t keep that frame of thinking. I never gave myself much credit to what I was doing. I was doing the work but wasn’t thinking much of it. I never thought I was doing “enough.” The sad part about it was that I never knew when I would reach “enough.” I know, we all give our-self a hard time. We are harder on our-self more than anyone else. It’s ok to push yourself, but make sure there’s a balance—take time to celebrate what you’re doing.

When you’re cheering on your favorite athlete or your favorite team, you believe in them to score that basket or that touchdown or that goal. At the end of the day, win or lose, you are still a fan. You have to believe in yourself the same way. If you ever make a bad call, and things don’t turn out the way you want it to, then you still have to keep believing in yourself. You still have to be your biggest fan. You have to be your biggest cheerleader.

Everyone won’t love the same team that you love; therefore, everyone won’t be excited about your visions. That’s okay. Just because someone picks on your team for not winning a super bowl in over 20 years doesn’t keep you from loving your team. (And yes I’m referring to my Dallas Cowboys) I’m still a fan regardless. Now, I don’t know any of those players personally, but I know myself. Why should I cheer for people that I don’t know more than myself? As much as I love the game, I love myself more, so I’m going to work harder towards my goals and my dreams.

Don’t worry if people don’t like you or the direction you’re heading in. I took ema whileContinue to be your biggest cheerleader. Cheer on. Invest in yourself. Work hard, and keep pushing until you’re at the level you want to be.




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