The Empire

Rome wasn’t built in a day, but they were laying bricks every hour.”
- John Haywood


      You are the Caesar of your life, the Dictator of your fate, and the emperor of your own world. You are the General in your battles of adversity, and the sculptor of your empire. Before Rome influenced the founding of modern western civilization; before Rome conquered 1.9 million square miles of territory; before Rome built some of the greatest monuments the world has ever known; before the first brick was even laid; Rome was an idea. It was a thought in the mind of one person, which led to a legacy imprinted into the fabric of history. The empire may have died, but its legacy lives on. The harsh truth is that one-day you will die. What type of legacy do you see for yourself? What is stopping you from building your own Rome? With time so finite, and life so precious, the task is upon us to do something great. We do not pick a great task, but we are picked by a great task. Chosen by the natural programming within our hearts and minds, we act the part we are meant to play. What is your role in this world? What do you visualize for yourself, five, ten, twenty years down the road? Who do you see yourself becoming? What do you see yourself doing? Look deep into your soul and find those answers. Find them, and act the part. Take the appropriate and corresponding action. Don’t fake it to make it. Be it to make it. It will take time. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither will your legacy. It is the small actions on a day-to-day basis that lead to character. Character is what defines you as an individual. How do you treat people? What can you give to this world? How bad do you want it? You construct your empire and legacy, so start building. “When the winds begin to blow, and the skies begin to hail, seek great wisdom as you go, and set the better sail.”

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