I took a day off today. Well sort of. I did create a flier for Domino's Pizza to distribute and then I took it around to local businesses to get sponsors for a project.The fliers will be distributed on Domino's Pizza boxes to promote the events.
The Collinsville Memorial Library will be having open mic nights each Friday in October. The best acts from those shows will be asked to perform in the Uptown Talent Show which will be a fundraiser for CAMA.
I had a long talk with the manager of Domino's after she approved the flier. I like her. She has a lot of insight. She warned me not to take on too much at once. It was good advice. I think I disappointed her by explaining that I know what I'm doing though.
People still underestimate me. I guess I can't blame them though. I was told by one person whom I thought was my friend that people take me for a joke when I share my goals. I took it in stride and took a measure of that friendship. It wasn't there to begin with.
I've long known that people judge other's ability and potential by comparing the other person to themselves. Because of this, some believe Supaman is all hype. I don't begrudge them that. It only spurs me on.
I set my goals in prison after I learned to recognize who I was and rationally assess my potential. I know I can accomplish the things I set out to do. I know I can do it because I set my goals with a thorough understanding of what is required to meet them.
I would like to see all people do that. However, I know this is not a realistic desire. At the same time though, for those I can help to realize their potential and meet their goals, I will do everything I can to assist them. I feel this is my duty to life. I have a gift and I know that if I don't use it, it will eat me alive. I will never be happy if I don't share the lessons I've hard earned.
Do I think I have all the answers for everyone?
Of course not. I'd be a fool to think that. However, I have common sense and I have a grasp on reality that eludes most people. That's how I know I can make a difference. That's why I know I can keep moving forward no matter how hard the struggle gets.
Supaman Tion Terrell