During the week at around 7:50, my brother and I create a clutter of confusion around the house as we rush out of the door striving to make it to school on time. My backpack half zipped as I struggle to finish breakfast and put on my shoes all at once. However, if the clock was rewound to earlier that same morning, there would be silence, a kind of calm before the storm. Over the years my parents have begun to equate this to a false apprehension between my brother and I which indicates we have plenty of time. In our minds we are ready. Ready to start the day and surely get to school on time. My parents, however, know that there are no signs that symbolize readiness, therefore there is little success with the timeliness of my brother and I’s morning routine.
At the age of nine, Moziah Bridges created a bow-tie company in order to accommodate his unique style. Ready to create a solid foundation for his newly found passion, he and his grandma began making the bow-ties which became a local success. Since, the start-up of his business, he has been featured on shark tank gaining the respect of investor Daymond John, he has also signed an NBA licensing deal and reached an international market. “My favorite person that I met would have to be [President] Barack Obama,” Moziah says. “He told me to always keep going and never give up.”
In order to expand his business, Moziah works hard to ensure his idea is broadcasted to a large audience. He has not given up on his passion, unwilling to delay its progression. My brother and I were never ready on time because we delayed each step unable to understand its importance. I now recognize, that being ready is the ability to conquer obstacles which are easy to put off, with an intent of reaching an end goal.