There was nothing particularly special about me as a child, meaning that I didn’t have a whole lot of advantages.
I was raised by a single woman, my great-grandmother, mostly in the housing projects of inner city Cleveland Ohio, until age 12, when my great-grandmother could no longer care for me. Then I entered the child welfare system.
Statistically speaking, I was too street-hardened to be reached and redeemed, too uneducated to graduate from poverty, and too poor to buy my way out of my circumstances. On paper, I was just too disadvantaged to succeed at anything.
Like I said, there was nothing particularly special about me…except for one thing. Like every person on Earth, I was born with a gift and a destiny that only I can fulfill.
How I traveled from there to here, is a story for a longer book. But I will say this. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I was equipped at birth with all the tools needed for my journey, but it was not until I found the courage to use those tools that they began to work for me.
Today, my mission is to inspire others with the courage to discover and use their gifts and talents, and to achieve their goals and destinies.
It is not too late and you are not too anything to be great.
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