We are all a lot more capable than we know. It’s like that magician who called upon a child from the audience to assist him in performing an illusion; little did he know that the child could do real magic. We spend our lives believing that we’re destined for it, but we’re not.
It’s perfectly fine to be content with life as you have it.. but if you want it to get better, don’t let anything stop you. There’ll be lots of people giving up hope on you, afraid of you, mad at you and leaving you on this path. You can’t let that affect you – they want to weaken you and there’s no way you’re letting them have it so easy. You’re capable of more and are stronger than those jibes. You are capable of proving them wrong but it’s so much more than that – it’s for feeling good about yourself and the people who stand by you despite the odds. Then again, there’s that well-wisher who doesn’t openly support you, keeping the risk factor(like.. maybe you can’t deal with failure?) in mind but secretly applauds you. I’m that person, so I know.
It takes a lot to be a part of the mainstream and even more to not be a part of it. Either way, it’s important to be able to function without appreciation. It’s also important to know that you’re capable of feeling extremely low at times. I’m not encouraging you to break down more often or snap at a meek person just because you’re in a mood. I’m just saying that it’s normal and sometimes uncontrollable. It’s a phase you have to get through. After all, a diamond is just a piece of coal that performed well under pressure.
There is a blurred line separating “If it’s meant to be, it will be” and “If you want it, go get it”. Capable people go by the latter, obviously. They make things happen. You are capable, no matter what anyone else has to say. Just remember, the best part of going the extra mile is that there’s no traffic.