I want you to be extraordinary

Extraordinary people survive under the most terrible circumstances and they become more extraordinary because of it.
— Robertson Davies

Brothers & Sisters,

I've been thinking about this post all day, attempting to unwrap my thoughts and present something that isn't a complete mashup of stuff to you my dear readers. It should come as no surprise to you that I'm probably the biggest cheerleader you never knew you had in your life. But for argument's sake let's break this down a bit more.

I genuinely want you to succeed in whatever it is you are attempting to do. I also believe that in your endeavors you will, in fact, fail at some point or another. However, it is in that failure and apparent suffering that we grow, learn and get better. Wouldn't it be more comfortable if when you failed and were having a hard time lifting yourself off the mat, you had someone cheering you on letting you know they still believed in you?

Imagine if you could just put all the self-doubt away and focus on the what's next in life, always knowing that whatever happens you've got someone in your corner that doesn't want anything but to tell you that they believe in you. This is beyond the "we'll always love you." that a parent might say to you numerous times throughout your life. This is more about that honest person who you count on to give it to you straight when you're heading down the wrong path, help you with ideas you might have, and above all else believes in you.

I wonder how much more you'd be able to get done and accomplish if you have this person in your life. I wonder how many more smiles you'd be sharing with the world today if someone just said they believed in you. I wonder how many more people you'd be helping if you had someone brushing your shoulders off, wiping the sweat from your brow and cheering you on.

I believe in you.

Yours,
Jeff

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