By TNK's VisiOnISTA
It’s the side of the road,
And if you choose it
You carry an even bigger load.
You can’t live your life
In the passenger’s seat.
Take the wheel
And drive from the driver’s seat.
Take the keys
And take control of the direction
You’re headed in.
You can’t play the blame game,
AND if you play
You’re NOT playing to win.
For you are the only one
Who chooses your path,
And when you let others choose it for you
You are still choosing it, too.
Your life has your name written all over it,
But if you give your power to another
And let them choose it for you,
You’ve once again chosen, too.
And you’ll reap what you’ve given away.
This outcome now is YOUR outcome.
Stop giving your power away;
Take it back
And EMPOWER yourself today.
You’re not a victim
Until you believe you are
For those who have faced the worst
In fact, have the most internal power
Lying dormant within.
And if you believe God has equipped you for your battles
You will ultimately see he has.
If you choose to believe you can’t overcome
Then you will never have a prayer.
You must first offer faith
Your faith will attach to belief,
Your belief in God’s greatness WITHIN you
Will set you apart from those who don’t believe.
You can only see WHAT YOU BELIEVE.
You must envision your dreams
If you wish for them to have wings.
If you feel that your life is out of your control
Start looking for the little things that you can control.
For when you dare to take your life back
You prove that dreams go BEYOND FACTS.
For people who tell you it can’t be done
Only speak for themselves,
And what mankind has yet seen.
Don’t let these souls smear your dreams.
Bind yourself with others who DREAM big, too.
For if you look at the historical facts
You will see the FIRST person to do anything
Always had to go against false seeds that were intact.
It’s never smooth sailing to be the first,
But it’s got to be the most rewarding.
Let those who wish to doubt, doubt.
For their doubt does NOT affect you
Unless you give it the power to.
Guard your dreams until you find those
Who dream like you, too.
For when your dreams are just formulating
They are vulnerable to another’s criticism.
So share them only with those who support dreaming BIG,
And with time a momentum will be created,
And the critics can have at them,
And their words will be drowned out
By the AMAZING COURAGE, STRENGTH, VISION, and FAITH
God has handed you.
For no one knows YOUR STORY like you do.
Only YOU can create your FUTURE
Only YOU has lived your PAST
Only YOU can embrace the PRESENT,
To take your talents
And make your dreams
Your NEW REALITY.
Choose to take control.
Choose to play YOUR GAME.
Let the sideline critics
Do what they’re best at:
Standing on the sidelines, watching.
Watching you jump up to the stars in the sky,
And pull YOUR DREAMS down to Earth.