People want to see what you’ve done
and to hear about what you’re doing;
nobody cares about who or what you’re becoming
or what you’re capable of.
It’s like we’re willing to give a chance
to those who have proven themselves,
but not willing to give the space needed
for people to show and prove.
It’s that first mountain –
or maybe that first fifty mountains –
we need to climb
mostly by our own efforts.
Some may encourage us,
show us the way to walk,
even open doors for us,
but we must take the steps
on our own.