What does it mean to be “Selfmade?”
If you're looking for a textbook answer, allow us to take a page from Merriam Webster which says:
: made rich and successful by your own efforts
Full Definition of SELF-MADE
: made such by one’s own actions; especially : having achieved success or prominence by one’s own efforts <a self–made man>
Now, please allow us to expand on this concept a bit further as we do not believe this definition covers the vast depth of the word…
To be “Selfmade” means so much more than just another adjective to describe success in monetary terms. A true selfmade existence can only be fashioned by taking control of our lives & making a declaration to hold ourselves to our highest standards, goals & dreams.
So why is it that so many fall into & accept a life of mediocrity? Surely as free-willed beings & untamed spirits we don’t wish to arise each morning to live out ordinary lives & make average choices… There must be another force at play here. An evil & negative pull that attempts to strip away our God-given decision making abilities.
Although usually cloaked as a feeling of comfort & safety, this force is nothing of the sorts. It halts the majestic pianist from becoming the next Beethoven, the gifted baller from becoming the next Michael Jordan & the genius innovator from becoming the next Steve Jobs.
Whether we realize or not, this negative power is all too familiar to each & every one of us, yet very few are able to avoid it’s magnetic pull. This pull that is crafted from distraction, lack of self-control & fear which keeps some of the most ambitious spirits at bay.
So what we can we do to avoid this trap of falling into fear which leaves us paralyzed?
How do we take a stand against distraction & mediocrity?
For most, this simple realization is freeing & gives us the power to start to change the direction of our lives. However, once we are exposed to the path less traveled, how do we stay the course? In what ways can we develop the habits & self-control of a life lived to it's full potential?
Our understanding is that we must live for something greater than ourselves. We must have a clear focus & definite goals in order to accomplish anything of value. There must also be a deep & burning desire to achieve these goals, all the while knowing why you get up each morning ready to fight for your vision.
That is why we exist. We believe that success is a mindset. It's about having the courage to attack failure & live by faith. Your life, your ambition & our threads are more than just an opportunity to succeed, but a movement towards greatness.