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  • can't is not an option.

  • It's either I will or I won't.

  • I can.

  • I know I can, but I will.

  • Or I won't.

  • You know, on.

  • And that's the thing.

  • And in some cases, you may try your hardest, and you just don't win or you don't pass the test or you don't succeed.

  • That's part of life understanding.

  • It's gonna take hard work discipline on and learning how to work with other people in order to get to the next level.

  • Uh, the first rule is to love and respect everybody you come in contact with.

  • You're not going to agree with him.

  • You're not gonna even like him on some occasions.

  • But you love them, and you respect them.

  • Number two is to be your best.

  • You know, if your best is a C on the test, even if it's d or F on the test, you know, you could never be disappointed if you know, you gave it your all.

  • And then, uh, you know, Number three is we don't use the word camp, you know?

  • It's not in our vocabulary.

  • I was told my entire life you'll never do this.

  • You'll never do that.

  • You can't do this.

  • You It's impossible for you to do that when you tell somebody what they can't do for some people that drives them, you know, because you're not gonna tell me what I can or cannot do.

  • Uh, but for other people, when you tell them all, you'll never be able to do that like that.

  • That could be the break in straw.

  • You know, in in that in that back for that person that their spirit toe actually go out and succeed.

  • So I never tell my kids if they come to me and they may have the most outrageous idea I said, All right, cool.

  • Let's figure out how we're gonna do it.

  • I never said I mean, you can't do that.

  • We ain't doing that.

  • There's a work ethic.

  • You gotta be passionate about whatever it is that you're gonna do, whether it be, um, you know, an artist entertainer, sports figure, political like whatever it is should you decide to do in life, you have to have and the extreme work at it, you'll be willing to do stuff other people aren't willing to do.

  • Um, you have had respect.

  • The first thing I taught my kids when they can understand it was how toe shake somebody's hand.

  • If your if your agenda is to help make an impact on people's lives, and it shouldn't matter if your name's at the top of the banner, it shouldn't matter if you know your gifts, have certain, uh, name tags or whatever.

  • However you want to do it.

  • I'm super competitive.

  • So, uh, nobody's gonna tell me what I can't do.

  • I mean, somebody don't e can't sing, but don't tell me I can't sing.

  • But I'm gonna give you my best thing.

  • It's possible.

  • It's not that I can't sing.

  • It's just I don't saying Well, but you know what I'm saying?

  • So it's like for me.

  • I always had a Dr Teoh like, not prove people wrong.

  • But to prove God's right, you know, God said that he has great plans for me.

  • Um, so my grandmother passed away from breast cancer in 1995.

  • Um, I was going to the hospice.

  • The woman that was her roommate, per se, um, was very She was from the south, you know, and she was very racist.

  • You know, every time I come in the room, she would say, Oh, that goes.

  • That boy had to do everything I could.

  • She you know, I knew I had grown because I didn't respond the way I probably should have responded.

  • Has she caught me a couple of years earlier.

  • Um, but, um, you know, my grandmother.

  • After a few weeks, my grandmother, you know, she reached over and pulled, grabbed my arm, and she was like, You know, if I if I If I have happened to die before she does, I want you to come back and see her on.

  • I'm like, No, it's just not my grandmother talking right now.

  • Um, and so I you know, it end up happening, like, three weeks after my grandmother said that my grandmother passed away.

  • And so my grandmother I saw something at the time that I don't really understand why she was doing it, but I went back, and I go into this room on the ladies like it's like, sits up on her seat.

  • She's just started bawling, crying.

  • This is the racist lady.

  • Yes.

  • Um, and then she was like, I'm I'm so glad I got a chance to see you again.

  • I thought I'd never see you again.

  • You know, I apologize for how I treated you.

  • You know, I've gone to church.

  • I've done so many things, you know, in church, I've served the homeless, etcetera, etcetera.

  • But I did.

  • I wasn't doing the one thing that I know that God would have approved of the most loving his people.

  • And then she, uh she asked me if I could give her a hug.

  • And I said in my Ted talk, You know, I was a little apprehensive about doing that because she could have shaped me or something like that on the side.

  • But, uh, you know, I hugged her, and when I hugged her, she said, You're like the son that I never had and I'm going, okay, I never I didn't understand it at the time.

  • I'm walking out, and then the lady said, You know, the ladies upfront, they were like, that was so beautiful, the witness, because, you know, essentially the reason why she has so much anger towards you was because she kind of got dropped off, which it happens a lot in nursing homes or, you know, care centers, family dropping off.

  • And she has two daughters and the daughters just couldn't handle the seeing their their mom in that position.

  • And my grandmother saw that before I would have ever saw.

  • She just saw, you know, an opportunity for even the hardest of hearts to be changed even in the dying days.

  • If you could have impact on somebody that you know that way, then just imagine what's gonna happen when you do that to a complete stranger.

  • And it may not be.

  • I love you and I believe in you.

  • It may be the action of showing your worthy of nice clothes or nice pair of shoes, or you're worthy of your worthy of being able to go and enjoy a movie.

  • You know, uh, in college.

  • The more successful people are most of the time, the people that are more well rounded.

  • You kind of have an appreciation for what other people do and whatever people going through.

  • But you can be inspired on any given moment, any given day.

  • Um, just talking to people.

  • It doesn't get any easier.

  • You just get stronger.

  • If you want to change, don't expect your life to stay the same.

  • Expected to get harder expected toe actually get really, really tough.

  • Tougher than you could even imagine right now.

  • And this is where you can move past the boundary that used to hold you back used to hold you by the neck.

  • Now you can move towards the fulfillment that your future and this you see this.

  • This is where you can finally feel the satisfaction of your work.

  • This is when you finally get to feel that success.

  • Now is the time for you to step up, stand out and become the person you need to become.

  • Your future is in your hands, and this is what sets your life up to be worth the potential that you deserve.

  • Your power is and always has been the thing that's gonna take you towards the life that you have earned.

  • Don't fail yourself.

  • Perseverance is the aspect that takes you towards the future, worthy of your strength, worthy of your progress.

  • So take pride in that more than anything you have and you always will have this this potential to improve this potential to adapt and this potential to change.

  • This is what you've been working for.

  • Go on and receive that one mistake's shouldn't hold you back for more than one day.

  • Rise is the most important part of your progress.

  • The rise makes your future something different.

  • It makes you you makes you strong.

  • In the intelligence of that takes you to a power worth your future value.

  • This this moment of pain is not gonna last forever unless you let it last forever.

  • You don't need this, so don't let it happen.

  • Change your perspective.

  • Change your mindset to something always willing to grow.

  • Always willing to take courage.

  • Make this who you are and make this worthwhile.

  • This power that you have is valuable because you're futurist valuable and your potential is valuable.

  • You're more than you could ever imagine.

  • And your power is stronger than you could ever imagine.

  • This progress is going to take time.

  • But this opening the work this opening that you have in this moment it's not always open.

  • So take it.

  • Take it right now.

  • Take it now before it's too late.

  • You're more than your last minute.

  • You're more than your last minute.

  • You're more than your last mistake.

  • Get prepared for the success.

  • Get prepared for the progress.

  • You can make this You make this power.

  • Yours, yours to keep forever because this is what you're gonna leave behind.

  • This is what your legacy is made up of the moments when you get knocked down but rise up, over and over again.

  • These are the building blocks of the legacy that you're constructing these moments when you push forward and rise up over and over again in that is what brings you to the place where you thrive the place where you thrive and become better.

  • Okay, people gave to me and my family and my mom and other kids in my situation when they had nothing to gain in return on.

  • That's character.

  • When you can give someone something, do something for somebody and it's really not about you, it's really about helping them.

  • You're not expecting anything.

  • Return right.

  • You have to set the presidents of like being authentic way live in a very inauthentic world where we don't do nearly as much as we could do.

  • If we didn't have a new agenda, I don't have an agenda.

  • My only agenda is is thio literally change everybody's life that I could possibly change in one way or another.

  • Being authentic on being me has has literally changed my whole life.

  • Um, because people are really starving for truth.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/24
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