Want to be the greatest athlete? Want to be a billionaire? Or want to be the greatest scientist? Whatever your dream maybe, anything is possible. But, there is one key thing you have to understand. Is your dream a “desire” or is it driven by “purpose.”
I dropped out of high school at the age of 16, to pursue my dream to become an entrepreneur. Money was never my goal, and still today it isn’t. I work 100+ hours a week, harder than I ever had, even while others in similar situations just hope to reach a financial number and then go off the grid.
Those who don’t know how to quit, don’t know how to stop. And, that’s driven by purpose; I wanted to make my parents and grandmother proud. That was my purpose. And, that is my fuel, every day, day in – day out.
Along the way, I had to make sacrifices. I didn’t get to enjoy my youth. I never went to the high school prom, do all the cool things in college, or let alone receive a formal education which probably would’ve helped me make less mistakes in my journey. But, that’s what I sacrificed. Do I regret, it? No. But, I don’t encourage others to follow my footsteps. I was driven to be where I am today because of my purpose, not any desires to accumulate fame or wealth. Everyone’s path in finding purpose is different.