“Sometimes the place you are used to is not the place you belong.” ~Queen of Katwe
This quote from the movie Queen of Katwe came at a pivotal point in the movie —a pivotal point in the life of a young chess prodigy. She had ambitions of becoming a chess grandmaster but at the same time feared that because of her humble beginnings, she did not belong among the ranks of greats in the game.
I could definitely relate to her predicament and it is a sure bet that many people can as well.
That is why I believe these words from her coach and mentor is immediately applicable to everyone who has ever dared to dream about stepping out of the situations they’ve inherited.
It is understandable that you may have become accustomed to being in your particular circumstances. As unsavory as they may be, everything about them is familiar and in some ways, safe, but deep inside you also know you are more than that. You know that you deserve more than what life maybe currently offering you and you definitely know that you are capable of way more than your circumstance might suggest or even dictate.
It is no secret that the journey from where you are to where you want to be can seem intimidating. I know that as much as you want and deserve more, you can feel unsure of yourself.
What if you fail?
What if it turns out that you are not good enough?
What will others say?
Those feelings of insecurity can really weigh you down, but I want you to know that you have to push past those fears. I want to encourage you to do just that.
You have to learn to be OK with the possibility of failure and be bold enough to ask of life more than you might right now feel you are worth.
For in the end, the place you are used to is indeed not the place you belong.
This has been a keep on pushing moment.
I am Devon Harris.
Keep On Pushing!