Sonny’s Birthday Party
You can be anything you want when you grow up, as long as you don’t give up and you persist when you meet failure.
Often the biggest deterrent for trying is the fear of failure, which is a fear founded on humiliation from your peers. If the worst possible outcome of failure, is that somebody will laugh at you, then there really is nothing to be afraid of.
Eventually someone will laugh at you and say, “you didn’t really think you could do that, did you?” What they’re really saying is, “I didn’t think you could do that… please stop trying while I’m still right.” Keep trying it until you prove them wrong or find something you want more.
As you grow older, you will come to realise that life is all about ‘doing’ and that if you don’t try at something, your biggest regret will be the missed opportunities in your life.
So, be a DO-ER, pursuing the goals that make you happiest, using courage and persistence as your tools.
Happy Birthday, Dad