“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion” – George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Passion is the journey towards a goal. No one’s to say you’ll reach it, but the main key is to ju...
“Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion” – George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Passion is the journey towards a goal. No one’s to say you’ll reach it, but the main key is to just make sure to enjoy the ride. I could live on this incredible journey and never attain my goal, but that’s much more appealing than to settle for nothing and never attempt to achieve it.
As long as I remain true to my values, I don’t think there’s a lot of room to go wrong. I also have full faith in my journey…. (I know u guys read what I just wrote, but did you understand it??) Trusting your journey is accepting what happens for what it’s worth. It is to go with the flow and understand that even if you didn’t plan things a certain way that it doesn’t mean what you want isn’t going to happen.
Obstacle or other opportunities that present themselves are all meant to build character, because it shows the energy you put in to achieving something. And passion is only driven by energy.
I also feel passion is something you can’t control. For a reason almost unbeknown to you, you have a passion for something. You feel a certain energy towards that something. It’s what makes you happy.
It’s the reason you move across the country. It’s the reason u defied your parents. It’s the reason you don’t take no for an answer. It’s the reason you stay up late at night. It’s the reason you put yourself out there for all to judge.
Plain and simple: you just can’t fake the funk about it!
When someone says “I’m on my hustle” this to me means they’re passionately working towards their goals. I honestly feel this is the only way to live. Like I said before, I’d rather live passionately on my hustle than live bored and settled.
The way I see it is “why not?” What else are you doing that is so important, more than your happiness? Or why don’t you feel you deserve to be living a passion-filled life? I understand many people have reasons that are actually known as excuses, but the truth is that where there is a will there is a way. (You may have to refer back to my Faith post).There are way too many successful people that have beaten the odds to say that something is not possible.
It just depends on how bad you want it.
You definitely can’t get something for nothing. And you can consider that a rule of life. For instance, some people give up time with their family in order to pursue their passion. But if family is one of those values that you just can’t live without, then you’re going to have to give something else.
I love my family tremendously, but spending every moment with them isn’t going to help me or them in the long run. So I know that’s one thing I’m sacrificing and, therefore something that will pay off… and has. And I still have a wonderful relationship with them, which is most important anyways.
Something else I want to mention is that if you think you don’t have a passion, then you’re probably just not being real with yourself. And at the same time it’s never too late to have or develop a passion. I personally think your true passion was probably developed in elementary or middle school. This was an age where your dreams weren’t tainted with reality. So I would suggest you reflect on that time and determine whether you can evolve it now as an adult. The point is, don’t lose your dinosaur!
Funny thing is I really did know a kid in middle school who REALLY wanted to be a dinosaur. It was as hilarious as it sounds, but who knows, that mofo is probably an archeologists or something now…. that is, if he didn’t lose his dinosaur.
So whatever it is that makes you feel alive, then that’s what you should be doing every waking day. Get on your hustle and enjoy the ride. You’ll be much happier, trust me.
So this is a mini documentary my friend Bodega Man did on me, who is also on his grand hustle and living with passion. Check him out and his documentaries of other people living with passion.
It’s kinda embarrassing seeing myself though I aint even gonna lie. Let’s just say I’m glad it wasn’t an interview for Oprah, but I’m glad I’m starting some where!
more August 31 2011 at 21:29
Just because you got the digits you fellas aren’t in the clear just yet. She could have given it to you for a number of reasons, none of them being the right one in which she actually wanted to get with you. So after you get the number please don’t be that guy. What guy you ask? Well there’s a few different ones I can think of:
Mr. O-too Cool with it
This is the dude that BEGGED for a girl’s number and all of sudden now he wants to be o-too cool with it. Like, he straight begged for the digits for a good hour, in front of his boys and everything! All of a sudden he wants to hit the girl with the one-word texts. And put no effort into setting up a hangout session. You can’t try and be too cool with it now! You gave that right up, after I hit you with the third excuse to not give you my number. Dudes, if this is you then you need to let the embarrassment of having begged go and just focus on the fact that you actually got the digits. Most likely that girl wasn’t easy and they appreciate you putting in the work, so keep doin just that.
Mr. O-So Forgetful
There’s nothing that will halt a good text convo more than a “Can you send me a pic? I forgot what you look like.” Like, wow. I just don’t think anything good can come of that. And don’t even try covering it up with the “ I need a pic for when you call me.” All I can think is what else were you looking at that you can’t remember my face? Or how drunk were you that you already forgot? Anyways, all I know is it’s not smooth to do this fellas. The only time Imma go through the awkwardness of taking a picture of myself is if we’re sexting and we’re not on that level just yet. If you want to remember what I look like then ask me out on a date or invite me and my friends to come hang out with you and your friends. Or stalk me on Facebook like a normal human being.
Mr. O-So Questionable
Like, I am not tryin to be interviewed right now thanks. This guy just keeps blowin up the inbox with questions!! “Do you like to dance? Where do you stay? What do you do? What kinda food do you eat? When’s your menstrual cycle?” It’s ok to want to know all of those things (well maybe we’ll keep the menstrual cycle out of the convos for a while); but any ways I’m pretty much an open book, I juss gotta know you actually care to read it. In other words, you’re jumping from topic to topic getting only the surface of each. And unless your life is that boring, you should understand there usually is more to the answer of even the simplest question. If you really cared you’d make sure you knew it.
Mr. O-Too Eager
So I juss gave you my number and an hour later I already have 10 texts from you. Nah.. not ok. Like who are you having a convo with.. yourself?? Cool it…Your wasting my unlimited texts! Just kidding. But It’s not so much that guys need to play a little hard to get, but it’s just as much that girls need to feel comfortable with them. So if your blowing up my phone and already trying to make plans it’s likely I’ll give you the runaround until we can work out plans where we will coincidentally be at the same event where I’m with my friends.. and a lot of witnesses. Like, you are just way too eager for my comfort. Unless the connection was o-so crazy you (mutually) absolutely can’t wait to see each other, then it’ll feel natural to make a date. But if not I suggest a good convo, then some casual plans with friends, and then finally a nice date with the two of you. You are strangers after all.
All I’m saying is that getting the number is the easy part. Trust me, sometimes I give out my number because it’s easier than making up an excuse. Or, because I feel bad rejecting you in front of all your friends. Or, because I’m an effin flirt and I feel guilty for having mesmerized you with my charm when I have no interest in you whatsoever. Oooor, because I’m still naive and thought you felt the same friend vibe like I did. Whatever the reason might be, my bad. But you might still have a chance!.. Maybe.
And there’s sometimes when I really was excited to have given you my number, and it’s o-so disappointing when the convo is nooo good.
Point is you got the number so don’t screw things up by thinking everything is all good. This is a crucial moment that’s basically make it or break it. The goal is to build comfort and a foundation for friendship. And I think the way to do this is by having real conversations and some good laughs.
At the end of the day you either got it or you don’t, but I hope some of my suggestions will help. Well I know they will, if you do it right.
Be sure to revisit Land of Lame Game part.1. “You can thank me now”-Drake
This is an example of how you guys misconstrue these situations. Well maybe not completely, but it’s still funny to watch.
more August 30 2011 at 19:56
If there’s one thing I can say, it is that I LOVE music. But then again, that’s like saying I LOVE to breathe, because who doesn’t love music?? A freak of nature, that’s who wouldn’t.. and luckily I’ve never met one of those.
Like damn near everything else in my life I don’t “specialize” in one genre of music. I know there’s some people out there that can tell you every fact, every lyric and every band about a specific genre, but that aint me. I’m forever on that ‘well-rounded’ tip. I’m a little bit of a hip-hop head, some ragga-muffin, a bit of a soul sistah, sometimes I’m a groovy hippie or a psychedelic rocker, once in a blue moon I’m a heart broken country girl, at times I’m an emo punk, a bit of a phunky old schooler, often an R&B late night lover, a sexy Latin music mover and shaker, I’m a little hip on that jazz and blues and on occasion I’m a fist-pumpin house and electro dancer. Yup.. that’s me.
I listen to different songs for different moods, occasions, what have you. I would say it’s the ultimate expression of what’s inside. Communication with your soul even.. I know.. I’m a hippie. I really don’t know what the world would be without music, and I really don’t want to even imagine it to tell you the truth.
I try to keep up with the latest new music from most genres. I always have opinions or just want to share my passion with my readers. If I hear any song or new artist that deserves a mention then I like to share that too.
I’m sure you guys have noticed I often quote lyrics from different songs in my posts if they pertain to the topic I’m talking about. I also post whole songs as well. There’s probably a song about every single topic out there so you’ll find a quote in just about every post. I can’t help it! I told you guys I‘m a bit animated.
I was raised with all sorts of music from the moment I was born. My six older brothers and sisters and my parents definitely deserve the credit for my music influences. Some of them were musicians and DJs and the rest of us just wished we were. I feel fortunate to have been exposed to so many different genres. And also that I can appreciate a good musician, lyricist and beat. At the end of the day, Music isn’t a specific genre… it’s just music. And I’m in love with it.
Hope you guys enjoy my music posts on Mondays. Please feel free to e-mail me music you think is worth a feature.
Kinda random, but I’ve always believed that if there was one era I was supposed to be alive in, it was the 60′s and 70′s. I think I would have been front row at Wood Stock and First in line at Studio 54. So this song is pretty appropriate.
more August 30 2011 at 01:23
The Beauty aspect of my blog is basically everything that makes you beautiful inside and out, because they are equally as important. It’s important to look good, feel good and do good and this can be accomplished my making over your soul and your wardrobe alike.
When it comes to your exterior there’s one thing I’ve had in mind for a while: “when you look good, you feel good, you do good.” I had a best friend tell me this once when I was kinda slackin on my mackin in the “looks” department. I was going through a lot in my life and I put pampering myself on the back burner, because I was certain I had bigger fish to fry. But when he said this, it made nothing but sense. You have to take care of yourself and when you do your attitude towards everything automatically changes.
That’s why I write posts about health, fitness, beauty and fashion. It’s important to treat yourself right simply because you’re worth it. I know.. I know. It sounds like a Cover Girl commercial, but it’s true. Think about when you’ve been hitting the gym and you lose those first two pounds. Or when you step out in some new stilettos and everyone’s drooling over them. Or, fellas, when you get that fresh lineup after lookin o-so shaggy. I’m just sayin, a mani-pedi can go a long way in your life. Guys, you too.. get up on that mani-pedi one time.
And the other key to my Beauty aspect is, of course, the interior. Being a beautiful person is to be a beautiful soul. Everyone’s driving force in life should include being a good and beautiful person. I know it’s mine. I do realize this is a conscious effort, because it’s hard to do right in a world that’s most times o-so wrong.
For your inner beauty I write posts about wisdom, community service, role models and faith. My hippie side comes out a bit in this aspect that’s for sure, but I really wish to condition your souls with these posts.
Beauty is not about being vain, it’s about being the best you. Don’t sell yourself short; be the most beautiful person you can be.
more August 25 2011 at 06:59
The Brains aspect of this blog deals with everything, that I feel, is real going on in the world. I know this isn’t “The Realness” description, but it’s the only way I know how to explain it. It’s all good to know about the latest Hollywood breakup or what happened on the latest show of Real Housewives of New Jersey. Trust me, I love that senseless ish. But when it comes down to it, you better know what’s going on in the real world and how to actually hold a real, intellectual, “grown-up” conversation.
There’s so much information out there that’s essential to know as a citizen of this PLANET. And it pains me when I have t0 have conversations with such ignorant people at times. Close minded people also suffer from a lack of knowledge as well, which is another annoyance of mine. And how about when someone looks like they have the whole package, but then you ask them who fought in the American Civil War and they have no idea?!
But actually, my posts don’t really involve history pop quizzes. To the contrary I like to post about books, documentaries, business articles and speakers that share information that go beyond what they tried to teach us in school and in text books. This stuff is straight mentally stimulating to me. I think it’s because, as humans, we crave growth and that’s what knowledge provides us.
Looks can only go so far. At the end of the day, what your mind provides is what advances any relationship you have with a person (business, friendship, romantic, etc.) In other words, no body likes a dumb broad!.. or dude!
I like to talk about business and such, not just because I have a degree in it, but actually, because I have a natural liking for it. Talkin’ business makes me o-so giddy. I like to hopefully inspire people to be on their hustle and encourage their grind. You want senseless bully then direct your browser to those gossip sites. We keep it positive and meaningful around here.
Imma make you think. Period.
more August 24 2011 at 07:05
In The Realness aspect of my blog you really get a dose of what I’m about, where I come from and where I stand. To be “real” is something that isn’t easily self proclaimed. It’s also a genuine characteristic that can even reflect a vulnerability. It is something that others recognize, because they are able to relate to it in their own sense. I personally can’t help except to be “real,” and I know this because of how others respond to me and my writings.
The content of these specific posts vary so much and are often random thoughts, but they are the most relatable. I can be talking about music, friends, relationships and even morals. These are some of the main topics I LOVE talkin about in general, so this portion will probably carry the most substance. And since I’m bein “real” you’ll notice a little twang in my writing. I’m a very animated person and I’m from The Bay and the way I write definitely reflects that.
My humorous side comes out a lot in this aspect, which isn’t surprising because I love to laugh and make others laugh. My analytical self also is portrayed a lot, because the topics might be simple but the ideas are deep and original. I write about what I know and my opinions and advice come from what I’ve learned and experienced.
With these posts I honestly just hope people learn to embrace who they really are. There’s too many fake people in this world trying to be a part of your life and its exhausting trying to weed them out, to be honest.
If real recognizes real, then my posts will sound familiar.
more August 23 2011 at 07:08