Jay-Z Gives Six Principles To Living The Best Life…..March 11th, 2009
Why wouldn’t you take heed to these six principles?????? It’s crazy how much my mother (Mama LowKey) is in tune with her son. I remember seeing this cover on a couple of blog sites several weeks ago, but wasn’t sure when it hit newsstands (or my secret newsstand for that matter). Any who, when I woke up from a magnificent slumber this morning to see the April issue of Best Life on my desk, I could only utter one thing: Ahhh, Mama LowKey strikes again.
Since my commute is about an hour and some change, I made sure I stayed awake to dissect the issue. Though the contents within the publication aren’t geared towards hip hop, I advise ALL of you (even my female counterparts) to check it out. I mean since we’re all concerned with money, style, health, sex (those that are old enough lol) and success, why wouldn’t you?
As I’m reading the feature on S. Carter (a dope piece written by Anthony DeCurtis), I noticed in a separate section that Young H.O. reveals six important tips on how to keep your focus, energy, and passion at the same level as when it was conceived once you identified your main goal in life. Listen up, Boss Hova is speaking…..
Be Your Own Biggest Fan…
“Believe in whatever it is you’re doing. If you don’t believe it, no one else will.”
Take Control, Then Let It Go…
“Work really hard and apply yourself in a way that when the job is done, you can look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve exhausted all possibilities. I’ve done everything to make this right’. After that, let it go: It’s out of your control.”
Focus On The Process, Not The Result…..
“People get consumed by the trappings of success. They forget the reason they wanted to do what they wanted to do in the first place. Whether you have zero money or a million dollars, it doesn’t change who you are. Keep yourself inspired.”
Never Act On Your Fears…
“Card players have a saying: ‘Play the cards, not the money’. If your hand is good, it doesn’t matter if there’s $2 on the table or $2,000. You determine your outcome. Don’t make decisions based on the fear. People can be jealous of you and bait you, but you can be mature and handle the situation.”
Use Money The Right Way…..
“For some people money can be a burden and lead to bad decisions. But money should make you comfortable so that you don’t have to compromise yourself or do anything just for money. It should give you the freedom to do what you love.”
Don’t Stop Growing…..
“Growth doesn’t stop when you’ve become successful. That’s when it starts.”
Feeling inspired, RIGHT? I know, me too. To continue this inspirational celebration, hit up the comments section and tell me what and who inspires you. Ready, Set, GO!!!
Low “Thanks, Hov….I needed this” Key