"Do Not Forget Where You Came From."
"The secret to every successful person is they never forget where they came from".
They never forget what it was like to be broke. They never forget how bad their talent was in the beginning. They never forget how much they hated their 9–5 job. By not forgetting where you came from, you ensure you never go backward. You ensure you always remain grateful and humble so you can keep doing what you love.”
"LOYALTY IS NEVER FORGOTTEN."
Loyalty is so rare and that’s why it’s not forgotten. The opportunities you’re missing may be caused by the fact that you’re not building in-depth, loyal relationships with people who’ve helped and mentored you.
"PAY IT FOWARD."
Remembering where you came from is not enough. Once you reach some level of success, you must pay it forward. Otherwise, it’s a one-way street and your ego takes over. Great mentors like my coach have taught me that leaders breed more inspirational leaders. If you’ve had your chance in the spotlight, help others get theirs.
Where you came from is the inspiration.
Only seeing the success stops all of us from pursuing our own passions. When you share where you’ve come from, you show us how incredibly straightforward it can be. Success looks complicated until we see where our heroes started. It’s how people get their big break that gives us the strategies and tools to do the same. You may think where you’ve come from isn’t that crucial: It is.
It’s your duty to pay it forward and never forget where you came from. - T.D