Most people would rather live in misery by playing it safe than to face uncertainty. Playing it safe will lead you to living an insignificant life. To reach greatness, you have to risk failure and face uncertainty.

My mother moved us to the U.S. back in the early 2000’s. She left the certainty of her job to move to the U.S. in hope of a better future. Living in Haiti, we were considered upper-class and when we moved to the U.S., we were at the very bottom. Most of the time, when you embrace uncertainty and you have work-ethic and grit, you will overcome whatever comes your way to ultimately reach your desired destination.

In life, you have to continually ask yourself if the path you are currently on is the one you really want or is it just the safe choice. Ask yourself that for your career and your relationships. Don’t let your wings be cut off by settling for certainty. Take risks, have faith, and work hard until you breakthrough!

3 Months Ahead

One should not just flow through life without goals. If you’re in existence, it is your duty to seek achievements. You do so by setting goals.

One advantage that I’ve had in life is that I always start my “New Year Resolutions” on October 1st. While most people wait for January 1st, I started 3 whole months before them. By doing so, I’m already ahead of the competition and can kick into a second gear while everyone else is just getting started. My personal fiscal year ends on September 30th and my new year starts on October 1st.

Another reason why I set my personal fiscal year to start on October 1st is because it’s my mother’s birthday. I celebrate her by being all that I can be and I know that’s what she wants for me everyday. It’s amazing having a mother like her who simply wants all the best for her son and made sacrifices to make sure I had opportunities to succeed in whatever I wanted growing up.

Sometimes, we are willing to do for others what we’re not willing do to for ourselves. Sometimes, you might be okay with letting yourself down but when there’s someone else that you don’t want to let down, you can always find that inner strength to persist and overcome. Identify who that person is in your life. Find your reason why and the actions you have to take to get to your desired results won’t matter.