Believe in yourself. Bet on yourself. Whatever you’re dreaming is possible. Your dreams have as much validity as anyone else’s. How serious are you about making them come true? Have you written them down? Do you make a consistent effort to pursue them daily? Weekly? Monthly? Do you invest in yourself as much as you invest in others?

We live in such an extraordinary time, where records can still be broken. History can still be made. There is still opportunity to make your mark, no matter where you are or where you come from. Viola Davis is a perfect example of this, as the first African American actress to garner an Emmy, Tony, and Academy Award, despite being born into extreme poverty.

There are always obstacles. More often than not, the ones we face (whether internal or external) are severe and seem insurmountable, but let me remind you that others have done more with less! God takes our dreams as serious as we do. As we reflect on the most recent celebration of Black History month, where stories of heroism and courage are never ending, let the legacy of the indomitable spirit of others inspire you to pursue the impossible.

You know what you desire deeply in your heart…Whether it’s something spectacular in your career, something remarkable for your family or community; perhaps it’s finding the love you’ve always wanted. Don’t stop striving, learning, networking, pursuing, doing everything you possibly can, until it comes to fruition. Most importantly, don’t settle because the very thing you seek may be just around the corner.