So in the last post, emphasis on trusting the process was core of the post but I rounded up my mental and kept pausing at the question of now what next? What comes after that? Is it just fully dependant on only that?
One thing stands out in every aspect of growing up in any rough hood or perhaps being a very frequent and long term visitor to the same, is that one has to earn their stripes. Period. It’s the only way to go up the ranks and that means an easier more ‘less-uptight‘ life for lack of a better word. There are certain things, both good and bad that as a young black man, you gots to do to make it into different levels of life. Worse enough is that it goes without saying that in order to make that step; your guts, your limits, your evils, your fears & your beliefs will all be put to the test and stretched to extremely unimaginable measures.
Anyway, my point being; our life’s whether rich or poor, white or black, African or Bulgarian, whatever, are soo much similar to the process of trying to make it out the gutter/ghetto/neck of my woods…whatever floats your boat. Whether its a field in forensics or hospitality or even music, youve gotta go through certain counts of events, be smart about your decisions & trusting your instinct amongst others. Being highly familiar with the given situation, one valuable piece of knowledge that you only get out here is come what may, you have got to PUT IN WORK. Sounds simple, you probably assume you’re already doing alot of that everyday of your wake but did it occur to you that it just may ‘not be enough‘. Enough to be able to deal with the type of lifestyle you want you lead.
You cannot have a million dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic
Though I don’t know who I read it from because am bad with names and shit though it’s never skipped my mind ever since, that quote, & av come to see that every f*ckn word is T.R.U.
Also, you shouldn’t sacrifice your dream for a comfort zone. Change is good, a small shift in our normal routine always amps things up in our world.
This is just for motivation and courage for those days that just dont let up.
Those days that you keep looking out to the night sky asking why and needing a sign or someone to tell you that yous the shit, that you are destined for greatness.
Keep heart. Most importantly, make prayer a habit.
P.S– Just alil something I figured I should share with y’all.