Look Me in the Eye

I will dare to be great.

Look me in the eyes. What can you see? Can you see the fire in my heart? Can you see the passion for what I believe in, behind the smile, the tears, the blood, the pain, the happiness?

Can you see me? Can you see me for who I am?

I will not let myself end where I started.

I am committed to change, to taking chances, to facing fear.

 I am committed to my hearts desires.

I am committed to love.

I will break walls, destroy obstacles, and fight for what I believe in.

I do not fear the unknown any longer.

I do not fear the future. I do not fear this moment.I am ready

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”

“This kid is going to be the best kid in the world, this kids going to be somebody better than anybody every knew.”

“Ima to show you how great I am. Only last week I murdered a rock,injured a stone, hospitalized a brick, I am so mean I make medicine sick.”

You can’t tell me no any longer.

You can’t tell me I can’t do something.

You can’t tell me I am this or that.

You can’t tell me I am too short, too tall, to fat, to small.

You can’t tell me I will fail. Maybe I will fail, but I don’t accept it. I will learn from failure, but I will not end with it.

“It ain’t about how hard you can hit, it’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.”

I am going to go out and get what I’m worth. My light guides me through the darkness. I will not play small. I will shine.

I will be,


I am powerful beyond measure.

You may think I am this or that, you may have the other guy picked, but I will succeed.

I will show the world.

I will become who I know I am.

Look into my eyes,

Do you see me?

Do you see who I am going to be, or do you see who I once was.

“Ima show you how great I am”
 “I handcuffed lightning, threw thunder in jail.” ”The price of greatness is responsibility.”

It’s no ones right to tell me now,that I  can’t go out and do what I want to do.

I will not point fingers, I will not blame others for my fears. I will not let others make me crumble.

I will continue to be knocked down,but I will continue to break to build.

I will get up.

I will dust myself off.

I will spit out the blood. I will fight.

“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.”

I will shine

Look me in the eyes,

Shine with me.


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  • runningwithoutsocks
    February 27, 2012 at 6:07 am

    That spoke. So much louder than you can imagine.
    Hat’s off!

  • jofac
    February 27, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I’ll keep this post to read a little part every day in the morning!! very powerful and inspiring..keep up the good work!!

  • Marissa
    February 27, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Fucking LOVED it.

  • terri0729
    February 27, 2012 at 7:53 am

    Amen to that! 🙂

  • Motley
    February 27, 2012 at 9:39 am

    That was exactly what I needed to read right now. Thank you. Beyond all words, thank you. Beautifully done.

  • finally_write
    February 27, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Billiant. Brilliant! BRILLIANT!!!

  • fraserda46
    February 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    All done according to the will of the Creator and for His purposes, or else we place ourselves on a plane which says we are much more than the sum of our creation and want to be higher than the Creator or ignor the image in which we were created by the Creator God.

  • Mimi Esperanza Aguilar
    February 27, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Wow…im going to read that every single day. I promise.
    Thank you for such beauty and eloquence.
    You brought me home with those words, a thousand thank you’s…

  • revmelissabrown
    February 27, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Love it: awesome!!! And yes I see you shining.

  • Evelyn
    February 27, 2012 at 7:26 pm

    sparks lots of thoughts…

  • Paprika
    February 27, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    what can i say… i’m out of words to say… this is by far the most inspiring post I’ve ever read!!!

  • balancingshadows
    February 28, 2012 at 3:05 am


  • Louise
    February 28, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Phew. Wow.

  • temmy101
    February 28, 2012 at 7:34 am

    Reblogged this on Temmy101's Blog.

  • Honie Briggs
    February 28, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    I emailed the William Booth quote to my dad. He is the strongest man I know and has influenced me greatly. When he was home from being on the road for his job, I studied him. I knew from the slightest hand gesture if he wanted a glass of tea or the channel changed on the TV. (There were no remotes back then.) My book is dedicated to him (and my husband whose strength is…well let’s just say, he puts up with me.)
    My father sacrificed so much so I could have the basics, but what I didn’t have in “things” I had a million times over in an example of what a man should be. Imperfect and willing to try harder, generous to those he knows and those he doesn’t, and determined to get up off the floor when life delivers a pile driver. What you’re doing is great. GO!

  • Elloeen
    February 29, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Truly an inspiration, my Dad (RIP) is the heart and soul of those words written. I speak of him as if he is alive, to me he is “in my heart and in every thing i do”

  • lexidean
    March 1, 2012 at 4:31 am

    Reblogged this on lexidean.