I never held an All-Time World Record,
not even the fake kind.
I was never ranked #1 on any lift for any year,
but was the second loser once.
I was never the best in any gym I trained at,
but got close once.
I’m not the most educated,
but I did get a degree.
I’ve made more business mistakes than most,
but hired great people.
I’m not the wealthiest person in the World, Country, State, City or neighborhood,
but I’m rich in heart.
I have regrets,
but am fortunate to have learned from them.
I’ve failed many times,
but I’m not a failure.
Many days I don’t like the Man in the mirror,
but it’s the only one I got.
I’m not who I want to be,
but am working toward it.
I’ve written hundreds of articles and many books,
but none a best seller.
I’ve burned bridges,
but built stronger ones.
Sometimes I’m not sure why I do what I do,
but know I have a purpose.
I’m not known for what I’ve done,
but for what I’ve given.
Give until it hurts, and more, and you will never care who knows your name.