When things are down, we all need someone to look up to.
And I apparently became that person to a young 20 year old in West Philly
About 4 months ago.
I met this young lad a little while back.
He actually stopped me at a stop light while he was standing
In front of a store in West Philly know for drug deals.
He tells me a little about himself and he tells me that he sees
That I might be able to help him “get out of the hood” as he said.
So in one of our first meetings, we talked about “alternative sources of income”
And we talked about it for a few months after that until he came up with an idea
Fast forward 4 months later
That kid standing on the corner trying to sell dreams
To pay rent is now taking his first trip on a plane
To network in ways that he never thought possible
I think back to when he first asked me to mentor him.
He confessed to me many times that he didn’t think he was good enough.
Hell man, I thought a few times with him, I’m not good enough
Everyone can relate to feeling like you’re not good enough.
But the most important thing you can take from this message is
That sometimes it’s better to at least be “not good enough”
Than to suck so bad that your efforts aren’t even recognized.
Jerry “good enough” Washington
P.S. It’s really important to recognize that we all have feelings of
Inadequacy in some way or another at any given time.
What I’d like you to consider is that, sometimes others will say
You aren’t good enough, but you have to appreciate that by giving you their attention
They’ve just shown you it just might be that
You aren’t good enough…yet. Talk soon…