So many people wanna quit early on the grind without realizing why they even started on it.
Starting off I want to tell you to not GIVE A DAMN about what someone says about you. You see people are going to disagree with things that they don’t really understand, they are going to judge people who they don’t really know much about, and they are going to talk about you no matter what you do. Now yes, you could scream, you could fight, and you could tell them how they aren’t going to be shit back. But guess what it only slows down your progress and shows them that you care about what they have to say, causing for them to constantly keep doing it. You see I feel like you have to not give a damn about what people say about you, because people are going to find something to say about you whether you are doing good or bad, but as long as you don’t give a damn about what they have to say then you won’t become affected by them. So #1 DON’T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT YOU, #2 Keep going, trust me your dreams are on the way, and #3 as soon as you start not GIVING A DAMN about what people say about you , then you’ll start achieving things you have always wanted to achieve.
“Don’t care what people say. Don’t give a damn about their laws.”-Edith Piaf
We are all different people, who move in different ways, who act a certain way, who live a certain way, and who dream certain things. You see my time in the navy has brought me around so many people from so many different backgrounds. You see the navy has taught me many things about people and the reason most of them act the way they do. I have learned why people are rude to others, I have learned why people have so much respect for people even when that person doesn’t respect them, and I have learned why we do the things we do. It mainly has something to do with how we grew up. You see even though we are young the things that we go through, learn from, and grow from when we are young stays with us as we get older. Turning us into the person we are today. You see we allow our past to shape us, break us, and make us into the person we become. But I feel like we can also learn from the present, we can also learn from the things we are currently doing so that we can perfect the things we will do in the future. You see it’s all about perfecting you, it’s all about the new you that’s to come in the future. So I say this, try to connect with different people, because you never know if you might have something in common with them.
“I am made and remade continually. Different draw different words from me.”-Virginia Woolf
I have learned that sometimes in life you have to have some alone time. Could be when you are having a bad day and every little thing gets to you, could be when you have spent so much time around family and friends and you want to just break away for a bit, and finally could simply just be because you want to have some me time. I know for me I enjoy being alone at times since most of my great ideas actually comes from me being alone. That’s one reason why my website came into play just by me being alone with my thoughts. I also enjoy the feeling of not having to worry about anyone else in that moment cause it’s just you. So I say yes spend time with family and friends, but also spend time with yourself, enjoy your own company, because being alone to me is where the best ideas come from.
“It’s easy to stand in the crowd but it takes courage to stand alone.”-Mahatma Gandhi
I believe that no matter what you do in life, always remember what you are doing it for. Whether it’s you working a 9-5 job, out on the streets hustling, or even taking those college classes that are stressing you out always remember what you are doing it for. You see, I feel like at times we get so caught in our work that we don’t stop and think why we are doing it in the first place. Why are you asking for extra hours at work, why are you staying up all night studying for one class, and why are you out on the streets hustling when you could be in the house sleep. The truth is we all want success, we all want to be able to say that we made it, we all want to be able to have a better life, and we are willing to do anything and everything to get there. You see there is a reason why I joined the navy and there is a reason why I want to make the world a better place. It’s because one I always wanted to serve but not make a career out of the navy and two because I believe the world can change one step at a time. I believe if we all remember why we are doing the things we do in the first place, then we will realize that it’s not the beginning we are focusing on it’s the end goal. The end goal is the main reason we do it, it’s the reason we wake up early and sleep late, it’s the reason we stay gone from the house all day, and it’s the reason we do things we never thought we would do. So I ask you again, What Do You Do It For? Is it your family, friends, or is it yourself because it has to mean something to you if you are willing to keep doing it. You see all things done have a reason to why they are done, it’s just up to us to figure out that reason.
“What you do everyday matters more than what you do once in a while.”-Gretchen Rubin
We have a lot of people in this world, who I would consider to be broken pieces. These are the ones who have been hurt by something or someone and it has changed them every since. It has changed the way they think, the way they act, and most importantly the way they treat themselves. These are people who usually come from families or relationships where they were treated like shit and not cared for and it tends to stay with them throughout their life. It stays with them because they feel like someone who they loved deeply or something they loved just turned around and stabbed them in the back. I have learned that this causes people to do things they never thought they would do such as: smoking, drinking more, or having sex with anybody just to feel something besides the pain they are feeling. But in the end it does nothing for them but cause more pain. They try to use it as a distraction when in reality it’s just causing more suffering for them on the inside. But I’m not here to judge those people because they have a story like everyone else’s that no one knows about. But I’m here to let you know that these people are out there, heck you could be one of them, you could be a brother or sister of one of them, you even could be dating someone like that. But our job is to help heal, not break down, fix, not destroy, love, not hate and rebuild these broken pieces that are all around us.
“One day someone is going to hug you so tight. That all of your broken pieces will stick back together.”~Anonymous
What do you want to be a symbol of?I want to be a symbol of hope, a symbol of motivation, and a symbol of dreams coming true. I want for people to see my writing, my logo, and think positive. I want them to see that I’m someone who cares about other people’s dreams. I want to be able to connect with people who I don’t even know and I want people to start figuring out their own symbol. As you can see we all are a symbol of something, whether it’s something bad or something good we all represent something. It could be your parents, your job, or even yourself, but either way you represent something. The thing is though, what do you want to be a symbol of? And how does your symbol affect the world? Because whether you know it or not we affect the world with the things we represent everyday. If you represent change than a movement will occur, if you represent friendship than a bond will be made, and if you represent a dream than a vision will be found. But if you represent hatred than love will be lost, if you represent lost than nothing will be found, and if you represent war than no peace will come. So I ask you again, what do you want to be a symbol of?
“Everything I do is a symbol. Everything has a meaning.”~Philippe Starck
You see a smile, you see a nice car, you see a happy family, and you see a dream turned into a reality. You see all these positive things but what you don’t see is the struggle. You don’t see the pain that person is going through who stays smiling all the time, you don’t see the amount of hours that person had to work in order to get that car, you see a happy family but don’t see the hell that they have went through in order to stay together, and you don’t see the years spent on turning something that people said wouldn’t happen into something that could change the world forever. You see I feel like we judge based off of appearance rather than the heart, the mind, and the spirit. We pass people everyday and we stare at how there life is better than ours or judge and say how they are just another person from the streets. But yet we don’t see the street kid is actually calling out for help but no one is willing to listen and that the person who we think is living a better life than us is actually the one who is looking for the most help. You see I know where I come from, I come from a struggle that turned into a way out, I come from a cloudy vision to something so bright and clear, and I come from a family that will believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself. But if you see me you’ll just think I’m a person that’s always motivated and happy all the time, but it wasn’t always like that. So I say it’s time to come together, it’s time to pick up our broken pieces and make new ones, and it’s time we start building a better world.
“We’re all in the same game, just different levels. Dealing with the same hell, just different devils.”~Jadakiss
Have you ever had it where your day could be going good, then all of a sudden things start to go down hill all based off of one thing? You see these are things that happen all the time. I know for me it has happen a few times where I come up with something motivational, then all of a sudden negative energy just comes in and ruins it. But something I have learned from this is don’t let negative energy and bad things that randomly happen ruin your day. Because whether we like it or not bad things are going to happen, and negative things will try to make there way into our lives, causing for our whole mood to change. But what you have to do is catch yourself in the moment, catch yourself when you let things get to you. I feel like at times it’s a test from God to see how would you react if your day is going good, then all of a sudden bad things happen. It’s a test to see would you let something bad ruin your day, which at times I fail at. But I’m learning as days go by. I’m learning so that I can get better with handling what comes my way. There is a saying that goes”You can’t fight the storm, but you can damn sure prepare for it.” And that’s what I believe, you can’t fight away what’s coming, but you can prepare for it. You can prepare for it by starting with you.
“You have good days, you have bad days. But the main thing is to grow mentally.”~Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
In life, you are your greatest asset. You are in competition with nobody but yourself. When it comes down to it, you are the only one that can break you down, you are the only one who can choose who comes in and out your life, and you are the one who determines your faith. In life no one decides how far you will make it only you decide that. You see your dreams will only come true if you choose to believe in them. I could believe in you all day everyday, but it will get you nowhere if you don’t believe in yourself. It’s the same way with your fears, because they will only scare you, if you allow them to. You see we are our greatest tools, our greatest strengths, and our greatest fears. Whether we choose to believe it or not, we are the ones who decides our future. It isn’t some coin toss or random draw from some deck of cards that decides that. It’s us! We decide! So I ask you, how will you decide to live your life? Will you live it being scared of yourself or will you embrace it, and live life to the fullest each and everyday? Because that’s the greatest gift that God has given us. And that gift is ourselves.
“You are you greatest asset.” #BeLegendary~Mario Cottman
The grind for me is waking up early and going to sleep late. It’s the hunt, the hunger, and the drive that pushes and pulls you everyday to your dreams. You see, I believe that everyone has the grind inside of them, but only a few people choose to take that step towards it. Only a few are willing to get up and go for their dreams each and everyday, only a few are willing to go through days where the grind seems blurry. You see while you are on the grind, at times it might get blurry, at times it will get tough, and then your true character will reveal. The true determination of if you want it or not will began to show, but it’s not there to break you down, it’s there to test you. It’s there to see if you truly want to achieve your dreams, it’s there to see how far you would go, it’s there to see just how much are you willing to sacrifice to get to where you want to be. You see, I believe in you, I believe you can achieve anything that you put your mind to. But in order to get there you must grind, yes it might break you, but it will also make you, that’s the beauty of it. Just think about where you would be at if you grind your ass off for a few years, only to have your dreams last a lifetime. You see that’s something worth going for and that’s something worth grinding for. Just remember the grind doesn’t stop unless you do.
“You will never change your life until you change something you do daily.”~ Mike Murdock