When you have a dream and the dream isn't something you dream and then it happens. The dream is something you never knew was going to come into your life. When you have a dream, it doesn't often come at you screaming in your face. Dreams always come from behind you not right between your eyes it sneaks up on you. Sometimes it dream almost whispers, always whispers, it never shouts. Very hard to hear. So you have to every day of your lives, be ready to hear what whispers in your ear. It very rarely shouts. You got to feed your mind every day. If you don't feed your mind, life just starts to happen.
So everybody always asked me ET what was it like being homeless I don't remember what was it like eating out of trash cans I dont' remember I ain't on that let me tell y'all the hardest part of my life. The hardest part of my life was not being homeless. I ain't had no dreams, no goals.
I didn't want nothing eating out of trash cans wasn't the hardest thing I've ever done. The hardest thing I ever did was get my GED go to college study every day and still fail. That's hard. That's hard. When you writing a paper for 3-4 weeks, you turn it in and you get still get a 2.0, that's hard. It's hard when you're in a library and you study it and you read and you take the test and you get a 55. That's hard. So what I want you to understand about a breakthrough is that 90% is work, but the last 10% that's fight. Listen to me. You don't get a breakthrough by working. You'll get a breakthrough when you fight. And I had to fight, I had to stay up all night. It's not what happened that determines the quality or the quantity of your life. And the reason is because what happens, happens to about everybody, no different. The sun went down on all of us last night, a common event, a happening.
And I found out that the same things can happen to two different people. One gets rich and one stays poor. Why is that? It's because it's not what happens, but rather. It's what you do that changes everything That it’s necessary for us to begin to look at the future, know that it’s possible that we can have our dream. Yes, it is. Other people have done it, then we can do it. We failed a lot of times. Well, a lot of other folks failed and eventually they came back and they succeeded. So it’s possible we can have what we want. And we know that we want to get it, it’s necessary that we align ourselves with people that think like we do. It’s necessary we get negative-do-nothing-people out of our lives.
It’s necessary we never stop learning and growing and developing ourselves. It’s necessary that we never give up. We know that it’s you, it’s me, it’s being responsible for our stuff and deciding that we’re going to keep on keeping on, that we’re going to find a way to win or to find a way to make it happen.
And we know it’s hard, it’s not going to be a picnic. Yes, it’s hard, it’s hard and we will do it hard. And once we do it hard and we go through, we realize it was worth it and once you discover it was worth it, it is done. There is another level. The only reason you keep seeing there isn't is you feel so exhausted about where you are but life, the universe, or God is just testing you because there is another level. If this is good, giant jump to excellence, giant, start good, poor, to good, to excellence. There's a level where all your dreams are realized. There's a level that you've always dreamed about. It is real, it has not gone away but it takes that extra burst. When you think there's nothing left, there's no way, you've tried everything 10 million times and you keep going. It's almost like God is saying if you keep hitting this wall enough times I will see that you will not stop, that you are filled with that level of determination, faith, and courage and then the door opens and you get to that next level but what most people don't know is the next level is just two millimeters above and it's called outstanding, ladies and gentlemen, outstanding.