Chaplain Khalid Latif – Become Your Tomorrow

In this exclusive premiere of Goalcast’s new motivational series, NYPD and NYU Chaplain Khalid Latif describes how to break free from all that holds you back and live the life you were meant to live. It’s truly life-changing.


What are you doing that’s right? What are you doing to add something that’s just positive? I think we get scared sometimes because we fit into this very formulaic pattern of what it means to be successful. Our sense of identity is tied to things that we possess and things that we own, and our sense of fulfillment in based off of things that come from outside of us rather than inside of us. Nobody’s telling us that we need to be honest, we need to be compassionate, we need to be merciful, we need to be just, we need to be loving, we need to be generous. They’re telling us that our sense of worth is based off of what it is that we drive, and how big of that thing it must be.

You learn how to be a doctor. You learn how to be a lawyer. You learn how to be an engineer. You learn how to be an artist, an activist, an academic. But, as you’re learning how to be a worker, most of us aren’t really learning how to be thinkers. We’re not engaged in spaces where we’re understanding why we love what we love, or why do we hate what we hate, or why do we desire the things that we desire.

And your story is not your story when you force yourself to become someone else’s story. You are where you’re coming from, and you are where it is that you’re going to. The only person you need to compare yourself today to is the person you were yesterday. If you want to have a competition with anybody, then make it between those two people. You’ll find yourself in a space with a person you are today is no longer afraid to meet the person that you can become tomorrow.