Death, the time when it all ends. Everyone alive today to die one day. None can escape from the jaws of death. No matter how much a man earns or how much power he holds all that he ultimately needs is 6 feet of space. Rich or poor, black or white, young or old all are equal in death: the final destination. From the moment man has set foot on this earth till the present moment millions have died and continue to die and new people take their place. This is the cycle of life where the old is cast away to make place for the new. From these millions history only remembers a few.
Even after thousands of years when the dust from their bones is gone great men are remembered and their lives continue to inspire us. These giants through their words and deeds continue to live in the hearts and minds of people. Their names and deeds transcend time and they are looked upto by men of every age and every era. Such men never die; their names are forever cherished by mankind.
You possess all the qualities that these great men had. You have the same power that these men held. You possess all the skills needed to be great. You possess infinite power to burn your name in the pages of history. These men of courage and confidence were no different from you.
For your name to be remembered forever you need to choose your calling, you should follow your heart and chase your dreams. You must have the courage to set new standards and achieve them. You must have the courage to re-define the norms in your industry. You must dream big enough to create things unseen, unheard or not thought of. You must be a trailblazer, a trendsetter, a history maker. The world does not remember the weak, the timid or the man who played safe and lived an average life. It does not stand in awe and admiration of such men. It remembers the dreamers, the doers, the norm breakers and the action takers.
The world is your playground. Think about what you can do, what are you good at? What do you want to be remembered for? What do you want people to speak of when they think of you? Take up impossible dreams, set unrealistic goals and dedicate your life to make them a reality. All great men accomplished things that were once considered impossible to achieve or exist. You must see possibilities where others only see obstacles. Your life should revolve around achieving the impossible. You must be obsessed with creating something that would outlast you for generations to come.
Create something; a company or a product that people would love to use and remember you for it. Let your name be synonymous with it. Let your dreams, your creations carry your name forward for years after your death. When chasing such dreams the obstacles would be enormous. History is full of such men who tried, failed and gave up. No matter how many time you fail never give up. Do you want to be remembered as a failure? It is better to be remembered as a man who died for his dreams than as a failure. It is infinitely better to die in the pursuit of such dreams and goals than a life of ordinary existence.
In the end it’s all about the choices you make in life. No man is born great, it’s the choices that you make will propel you to greatness or mediocrity. Life is short, go for your dreams, and make achieving the impossible your purpose in life.
Let your name ring in the minds and hearts of men for a thousand years to come. Let your name be remembered forever.