Valentine’s Day: February 14, 2015
For the majority — life is hard
Living in today’s world full of technology, and with access to an array of tools for success, we are surrounded by what would make the most inattentive soul believe life should be easy. Instead, many of us find ourselves struggling to make ends meet—and many more of us are being left depressed and seemingly out of options for success or apparent reasons to go on with the struggle. Yet, we have grown content with being complacent, and okay with mediocre lifestyles that offer us temporary pleasures and borrowed time. In times like these we have to stop and reflect—then make decisions based on 3 all-encompassing thoughts:
- Where am I now?
- Where do I want to be a year from now?
- What do I need, or what path should I take to get to where I want to be?
The latter—is all you need to achieve your success. And well, of course, a dream, a vision, some hard work, elbow grease, a splash of blood, sweat, tears, and most critically HEART, aka a desire to create from scratch your success. Understand, it is when life hurts the most, when you are at your lowest point that you will realize you are living: able to feel pain and devastation—You are alive. You are the anchor of your own ship. You are the Captain. Your failures, your Hell, your future, your destiny, and your success are yours—and only yours. No one else, no thing (money, cars, clothes, diamonds, gold, lottery tickets, iPhone, etc), and no path can SAVE or BREAK you. YOU are your salvation.
Life is a campaign
Sean Combs’ 2014 Howard University Commencement Speech (Words of Wisdom & Experience)