Decide what you want to be and how you want to do it. Often times the hardest thing to do is to simply make a decision. Once you decide what you will be, there begins your journey to the rest of your life. Define yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you what you can and can not be. You must define your self and live out your greatness.
At some point you just have to set your standard and go with what you want regardless of how many people say you are wrong. You will never please every one. Someone is always going to say you are wrong. I’ve come across 3 types of common critical persons. 1. Some think that money is their measure of success. They are extremely into money. If you are not making money they think that you are wrong and unsuccessful. That is a standard that they have set for themselves and criticize others for not wanting the same.
2. Some people focus on doing for others and helping the needy. That’s their measure of success. That’s their standard of living. If they spend time in a homeless shelter volunteering, they feel successful. If they spend time helping the elderly, they feel successful. They’ve set that as a standard for themselves. If they spend the rest of their lives teaching children to learn, they will be fulfilled.
3. Many people are into notoriety, fame, and prestige. They feel it is necessary to be famous. But some run away from fame. They hate it. Instead they look for anonymity and freedom from responsibility. What’s funny about this is that some people have set a standard and set specific boundaries and exceptions. For instance, there are many people who are famous online, but anonymous in their neighborhood and home town. There is this level of freedom that they enjoy.
You have to set your own standards and acknowledge what is important to you. Assess yourself. What do you really want. Ignore the negative chatter of others who say you are wrong. They are saying that because they have defined what is important to them and they have set a standard for themselves. There are many people in your life and each of them have their own view. You just can’t please everyone. So no matter what you set as a standard for yourself, someone is going to tell you that you are wrong. Therefore, expect criticism.
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“Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it”
Often we let our minds wonder about what could be. At the end of the day, we all just want to be happy and healthy. For me, happiness is laughing, dancing and living gratefully. Happiness is feeling safe and healthy around those who inspire us. It’s living out your passion. For me, that means continuing to share music with as many people as possible. Thank all of you for your support. Follow me on my journey, as I share 100 songs with 100 friends, fans, and family.
May 30, 2014, 8pm, Durham, North Carolina. Beyu Caffe.
Dear Tuesday, I’ve worked really hard to get to meet you. It’s been a tough week for me already and I am so glad you are here. You see, nothing else in the world right now is more important to me than you. You are all I have at this moment. And because of you, I have a chance to correct mistakes I’ve made. I have a chance to act on some of those awesome dreams I’ve been talking about for years now. It’s as if the world has been leading up to this one moment. You. I am so grateful. I am so passionate about you. I am so blessed that you are here with me and I realize that you are precious. The most important thing about you is that you are only here for about 24 hours. So I have to be careful to redeem the time. No time to spend being sad, mad, negative, bitter, and lonely. As a matter of fact, I will make it a point to meet and greet as many people as possible. Oh! and I promise not to eat alone today because I know you have people out there for me. I think it would be better for me to find my joy with you and those that you send into my path. Since you came, I just want you to know that I will cherish you while I can. I will help someone else today see the beauty in you also.
There’s a little angel on your shoulder telling you that the future is bright. All you have to do is listen to it and ignore bitterness and unforgiveness. Allowing yourself to move forward is the only way to make progress. The future is bright if you believe in it. Training your mind to believe in something that you just can’t see is tricky. It may take some practice but you’ll get it. They say, “practice makes perfect.” I say yes but also practice makes reality. Do, do, and do some more. Eventually, you will get to your goals. Perserverance will lead you to your brighter future. Thanks angel. The future is bright.