The Top

The old sayings are "it’s lonely at the top" and "misery loves company." There is no middle ground. You are either heading up or heading down. That's why the world works so hard to keep you at the bottom.

It’s lonely at the top because we are born into a world where failure is the norm, and people accept struggling more than overcoming it. We are born into a world where fear is okay and taking chances is only for crazy people. We have stopped trying to be the best at what we do, and whoever wants to be the best is accused of disrespecting those who came before them.

We no longer set the bar high. We have put so many barriers in front of us that progress isn't even in sight. Those who still believe in making it to the top are outcasts. Everybody is more worried about their swag than their success. Everyone wants to start a new fad rather than open a new door for people to travel through. Martin Luther King Jr. said he had seen the mountaintop and wanted to see it. I don't want to know what he has seen, but I want to see it myself.

I'm learning daily that the more you strive for success, the more alone you will be.

The road to the top is always the hardest road to take. But I must take that journey because it’s crowded at the bottom and I'm very claustrophobic.