I’m not sure if you have seen the movie Hidden Figures. If you haven’t you need to watch it. The inspirational message in this movie is enough to make you want to toss tables and start swinging at anything that gets in your way.
These extraordinary women said F-U to the system and went on to forge their own paths to success. In an era where segregation was rampant, stereotypes abound and racism at a high, they fought through it all. Ignored the noise. Forged ahead.
They decided to make themselves linchpins. Assets. Valuable.
Which made me assess the path I am taking.
I’m not sure you know but my heartfelt desire is to be a world-known logo designer. When I am long dead I want my name debated with the greats Paul Rand and Stefan Kanchev as to who was better.
I have no desire to be better than them. All I want is to be recognized for my work on a global scale. In fact, I truly believe it is already happening.
Now begs the question, HOW do I achieve this?
I can look at other people’s journeys and try copying it. It worked them so why not me right?
I realized after watching this movie and assessing myself that my journey is unique to myself. There is no right way or wrong way. What matters is the WORK I put in to reach my goal.
Listen, there are a lot of lazy people out there. From marketing to weight loss, people are looking for the easy fix to their problems. So they buy into that ‘magic pill’ thinking it’s going to save them.
What they forgot was the answer was there all along. All they needed to do was work harder than their competitors. It’s not easy but it sure as hell a lot of fun!
Like the women in the movie Hidden Figures, they out worked their white male counterparts to secure jobs that made them assets to NASA.
Which brings me back to you and I.
How hard are you willing to work to achieve your goals?
I can’t speak for you, but I’m working hard towards mine.