I pay homage to those before me, I never took their dream, I always followed my own. Never was I taught about what I profess, I was given guidelines by a brilliant man. Why I was supported by many was because I was determined to do me. Even though I picked my own poison, the support was always the antidote. My good friend Darrell was muscially gifted, I am musically illiterate. Determined not to limit myself, my journey was always to be a dare devil and try anything once. The glass was never half empty, fuck that, I keep that shit full. It’s #Monday and the most important thing that I learned from the passing of Darrell was that when you’re UP, you’re UP, and when your down you should still stay UP! Life comes in circles, it’s up to you to break the barrier. Cheers to a loved one you lost that gave your life new meaning, new motivation! We buried the body but not the man. Life will go on and while creating my own legacy I will hold his like a trophy.
Who are you when you aren’t looking? Have you ever thought about it; the YOU you are without you noticing, when you are so caught up in what is happening to you that you fail to notice what you are becoming? YOU are happening too, you know. We just often fail to notice because we aren’t paying attention to the person we spend the most time with; ourselves. Just like breathing, who we are throughout our life “happens”, whether we are thinking about it or not; we resort to habits, to the way we usually do things. And we get by. But that is no way to live. Like breathing, when you THINK about it, it becomes so much more important, so much more meaningful. It is as if, if you stopped TRYING to breathe, you would stop. Then some time passes, it slips our mind, and we breathe once again without a second thought. There is a reason that so many faiths and spiritual practices focus on breathing and being mindful; you can breathe without thinking about it, but to control your breathing is to master yourself. And once that happens, nothing is outside of your reach.
There are two things you can learn from my success, the first being that my mistakes are what ultimately matter. I learned a long time ago that a square doesn’t fit in a circle, but sometimes you just need to jam it in. I am many things to many people, some value it, others don’t. My character is to me what your credit score is to you. The best way to lead by example is to be yourself even when you can’t see whose behind you. Accountability has its privileges, there is no end to the platform of possibilities. The second thing to learn from me is that my rhyme always has reason. Even when people count it out, maybe it was never meant to count in. Years to DONT make you wise, failures do! I never want to know the guy who made it the biggest, I always want to meet the guy who lost it greatest. Compromising is the greatest asset, only a fool stands alone proud of his pride. When the book opens, try your hardest to make the page. Only an amateur thinks the author actually controls the success of his story. It’s Tuesday, and I would rather be the librarian than the fucking author. A wise man knows when to leave the card game, but he’s only wise if he has somewhere else to be. Never bite the hand that feeds you, opportunities do come once in a lifetime. The Sensei may be outgrown by the student, but that doesn’t mean the next Karate Kid will be nearly as successful as the franchise.
Everyone is looking for the easy route. Status rules, while equality fails to be the play. Nobody got ahead by waiting in line. There is no such thing as your turn, if you want to be successful, you better bat cleanup. We live false realities, a society waiting to exhale. The rules have been made to make us Second, very rarely can they be overcome to place first. The picture perfect life has become fuzzy, we are our own generation with new visions. Sometimes it takes that extra minute to ruffle the feathers, you may not be able to fly across, but you can surely always swim. It’s Monday, today is the day to challenge your future. My dad told me “never to burn bridges, you should have seen the fires I’ve lit!” Sometimes lighting that bridge brings the right light so you can lead your own way.
Time to refocus on what is important in our lives. What is it that we are truly after. We chase a dream, we set goals, we put expiration dates. So what is holding you down? The answer is simple, You. If you live in the past, wondering what if things would have been different, had I been taught differently things would have been better today. You have to get over whatever has happened in your past, it is gone, never to return. The focus of looking into the future will eventually be your now, so begin living for today as today is your now. Everyday you go out and build the business that you’re in at the end of each day review your progress. If today you had a setback, don’t get stuck on it. Move past it, look at your dream board and focus on how great today was. You had the chance to see something new or meet someone you never met before. Know that tomorrow will be even greater than today as each day that passes will be greater than the last, because we can still do something with tomorrow. Yesterday will forever be gone. Be blessed family.