CHAPTER 3Shaping your future

This is going to sound like a cliché, but I mean it: your place in the world is unique. Even if you can’t see it, you have to understand that you were born with a certain set of circumstances and genes, and a worldview that is yours and yours alone. You need to seize it. It’s easier to live the norm and go along with the herd. But if I had done that, ONTHEGO (OTG) wouldn’t exist. How could it? The world economy was on its knees; I didn’t know what I was doing. But I seized my strengths, my unique abilities and viewpoint, and started before I was ready. I hustled. I saw my future and knew where I wanted to be. I grabbed life by the reins and I haven’t let go since. ‘But not everybody can do that’, you may be thinking. Which is true. But you don’t need to worry about everybody. You only need to worry about you. Can you do it? Can you see your future and do you know where you want to get to? Do you want to do it? Do you want to create a life where you live your purpose every day? Are you willing to sacrifice some TV time, some chill time, some drinking time, and apply yourself fully to this game of life? Are you willing to give it 120 per cent, so you can live a life that’s full and fulfilling?

It’s time to picture your future. It’s easy to dream. We all love dreaming, but this is beyond idle dreams. It’s about seeing real possible outcomes of who you are, what you care about, what you love doing and who you want to become.

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