No matter where I go or who I meet I always come in contact with someone or people who see huge potential in me.
And you know what? I love it.
I want these people to go “hey, I met that guy at (location)!” Or, “I always knew he would be in a great position.”
I, honestly, always used to be burdened by these expectations of me. I used to wonder “why me, what do they see in me that I don’t?” It took a long time for me to understand that what they see in me I should see in myself, and strive to be the brilliant, charismatic, and confident person I am today. (little tooting of my own horn, come on, who doesn’t?)
I love these expectations. I love wowing people, bucking the stereotype that a young black man has no purpose in life but being in jail. Not I. I refuse to enforce the unfortunate stereotype.
2012 (and even years on) is my year. I understand and realize what is expected of me and what I expect from myself. This is my year.
Be on the lookout.