I’m sure many successful people can attest to this: the best visions come randomly. While you’re driving, watching a basketball game, in the shower, running errands, whatever the case may be, the best ideas come randomly and spark one’s interest. When you see the glimpse of possibilities of something you desire, but don’t find it attainable, believe in yourself. You never know.
It all started on a Wednesday afternoon, while walking from a Sandridge Center in Calumet City Illinois, when a thought generated in me about playing college basketball. I saw myself daydreaming about college and it seemed farfetched at the time, but after deep thinking of making it happen I knew I can see it come to fruition. The doubt in me was the process of getting into college, but then I knew it was time for a change. I truly believe a vision is something eminent in a person’s heart that cannot be ignored. It’s amazing how one thought can get you started on a journey. The adventure of following visions is an experience that cannot be taught and some of the greatest stories that have gone untold; moreover, the knowledge you gain from failures is something unexplainable.
What I’ve learned more than anything from my experiences is trying something different, making mistakes, and then overcoming them gives you an opportunity to dream up a greater vision. This is an insight that is not taught in the classroom. My experience with transferring from three different colleges has truly given me the understanding that sometimes things don’t always work out as planned. Don’t dwell on the failure, just move forward and take what you’ve learned for further progression. If you plan, meditate, and execute, you can potentially change the stratosphere of not only your life, but your family as well. With your influence, you will inspire others to pursue their dreams and visions. From these experiences, you will grow tremendously, and as you grow and continue to have visions and the endeavor to pursue them.
– Khari Jones, Jr. (@kharijonesjr)