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  • What dream or vision do you want to turn into reality? Your dream is only a dream

  • until it has a plan. You can dream of the kind of life you want, you can dream of

  • the kind of change you want, you can dream of the kind of future you want but

  • until you wake up and begin to plan to get there it will only be a dream. If you

  • want to be the best you must be obsessed with it. Getting better

  • isn't a hack or a trick or a one change that you need to make. Getting better is

  • a campaign. It's a campaign, it's a daily, a weekly, it's an hourly fight. An

  • incessant fight that doesn't stop against weakness and against temptation

  • and against laziness, it's a campaign of discipline. The campaign of hard work and

  • dedication it's waking up early and going to bed late and grinding out every

  • second in between, every single day. I believe that I can create whatever I

  • want to create if I can put- put my head on it right, study it, learn the

  • patterns and you know, I just it's hard to put into words. Real metaphysical

  • esoteric nonsense but I feel very strongly that we are who we choose to be.

  • The only thing that I see that is distinctly different about me is I'm not

  • afraid to die on a treadmill, right? I will run. You will not be outworked. I

  • will not be be outworked. Right. Period. You know you might have

  • more talent than me, you might be smarter than me

  • you might be sexier than me, you might be all of those things you got it on me in

  • nine categories but if we get on the treadmill together, right? There's two

  • things. You're getting off first yeah or I'm gonna die. It's really that

  • simple, right. So let's go back to the question about what if people block me

  • out. It's going to be two options. Yeah. I'm gonna get back in or I'm gonna

  • be dead. Yeah, right. It's like you're not going to

  • outwork me it's a- it's a very, it's such a simple, basic concept. It's the- the guy who

  • is willing to hustle the most is gonna be the guy that just gets that loose

  • ball, you know he got that, oh he got two, he got - ooh god he's hustling grabbed

  • that one, that was gonna be out of bounds but he saved it back in. It's like, the

  • commodity that I see, the majority of people who aren't getting the places

  • they want or aren't achieving the things that they want in this business, is

  • strictly based on hustle. It's strictly based on being outworked, it's strictly

  • based on missing crucial opportunities. I honestly- I honestly believe that if

  • you're, if you're focused and passionate and driven you can achieve anything you

  • want to achieve in life because, I honestly believe that because you'll

  • figure it out, you know what I mean.

  • We have control of our minute, our hour our day, our week, our month and our year.

  • Stop running around being on the receiving end of whatever people want to

  • dump on you. You showed up you accepted that invite you invited these people to

  • your house you're in a relationship with that man you're in a relationship with

  • that woman. That's you so how do you feel at the end of your night?

  • How easy and how convenient is it for us to blame

  • everything and everybody for the things that we have going on in our lives. There

  • is a such thing as you being a positive and a great person with the best of

  • intentions towards everybody and shit is rough and you just can't get a break but

  • most of you most of you are waking up every day looking for pain, dysfunction

  • drama, unemployment, being broke, struggling, dropping every excuse in the

  • book about your childhood and the problems and dysfunction that you grew up in

  • that's stopping you from becoming successful. You don't like your friends

  • so why are you still with them? You don't trust your managers

  • agents and lawyers so why are they still there? Do you really expect your life and

  • career to be any different from messing with the same things people and situations.

  • That's all I'm saying. Are the things that you're doing the people that you're hanging out with

  • and the places and the circles that you're traveling in does that reflect a person

  • that actually loves themself? If you love yourself why would you fuck with those type of people?

  • You know what they're saying about you behind your back you know they're

  • jealous and envious of who you are and the things that you got going on

  • in your life, in your career. You know that they don't like you and they've made it clear

  • they've sent you every sign imaginable that they could possibly send you and because

  • you're so desperate to have people around you and in your

  • life you continue to go back you continue to show up to everything they

  • invite you to knowing what they're saying about you.I'm not preaching

  • separatism. I don't want a bunch of people to just be alone at home doing nothing

  • with no friends no family and nothing to do I'm saying that at this point you are

  • old enough and mature enough to understand the difference in good people

  • and bad people and when you're hanging out with negative dark and dysfunctional

  • people you cannot expect yourself to go to sleep at night and rest. You cannot

  • expect yourself to feel good about your day when you're including negative and

  • dysfunctional people in your day.

  • Stop being a lazy person that's full of excuses, sitting around on the pity party

  • coming up with every excuse in the world as to why you ain't winning. You are the

  • reason you're not winning you keep messin with negative evil and

  • dysfunctional people and expecting positive results. It's time you get off

  • the pity party stop complaining about being out of

  • shape when you never go to the gym stop looking at your stomach when you get out

  • of the shower and your body and complaining about the way you look when

  • you're eating everything in sight and never going to the gym. You are the

  • reason you look the way you look, you're the reason you're unemployed, you're the

  • reason why your surroundings are so dysfunctional and negative. You could

  • still be in the hood, broke and living a peaceful life. It's a choice. We are being

  • raised in a generation of people that come up with every excuse in the book as

  • to why they are not winning. You have that as a choice. You actually do. You

  • don't wake up in the morning and negativity, dysfunction, problems and

  • issues just randomly pop up. These are the people that you have decided to

  • include in your life so the outcome of your day, your hour, your minutes, your

  • week, your month and your year is always draining, always dysfunctional and

  • always crazy because these are the type of people you've decided to include in

  • your day to day life. You got 24 hours in a day. When you go to sleep at night how are

  • you going to feel about your day, all depends on who you decide to include in

  • your day. Stop running around acting as if you don't have a choice, you do have a

  • choice. Excuses sound best to the people

  • that's making them up. You got every

  • excuse in the world. That's why you ain't moving, that's why ain't nothing change and

  • nothing will change because you have convinced yourself that everything is

  • wrong, everything is neva - negative and nothing will change and guess what? It

  • won't change. Change your mind and it will change your life. Change, if nothing

  • around you changes, change the things that are around you. I'm tired of it. I'm

  • frustrated with the amount of people that are not successful because they

  • have thought their way into a depression you have thought your way into

  • negativity and misery you have thought your way into holding on to a dude or a

  • girl that you broke up with a year or two ago and you're still sad and miserable and they've moved on with

  • their life. It's all in the mind change your mind and it will change your life you just

  • have to you just have to wake up you just have to break that negative spirit

  • you have to break through all of that shit that your in care of. I don't want to

  • to I don't feel sorry for you you feel sorry for yourself that's the problem

  • even when positive people are trying to give you all this good energy you have

  • tricked your mind to turn every positive thing that they say into something

  • negative every time they say anything to

  • try and motivate you and inspire you you you turn every negative thought and

  • every you turn every positive thought every positive intention everything that

  • they trying to to boost your spirits up you flip it shake it manipulate it and

  • you if you are so determined to be negative and miserable.

  • It's unbelievable. So what you grew up with them? So what they're childhood friends?

  • So what they're family? We have a responsibility to walk in the

  • direction of peace I want to laugh I want to smile, I wanna enjoy myself. I

  • actually want to feel good about the people that are around me because you're

  • inviting me doesn't mean I want to show up because you're calling me doesn't

  • mean I'm going to call you back because you want me to be there doesn't mean

  • that I want to be there because we're family because we're friends because we

  • grew up together doesn't mean that I want to be a part of any and everything

  • that you want me to be a part of. Why? Because my experience with you hasn't

  • necessarily made me feel good about my my life or my experience at the end of

  • every night because you go to sleep at night doesn't mean you're resting. Because you

  • close your eyes at night and you are asleep physically doesn't mean that you're

  • actually resting and the reason that you don't rest is because while you're awake

  • everything and everybody thats in and around your life is so full of issues problems insecurities

  • dysfunction negativity your mind is and your spirit is in turmoil. Issues

  • problems, arguments, yelling, screams dysfunction I want you to stop playing

  • the victim you are not the victim you decided that those are your friends you

  • decided that those are the people that

  • you want to spend time with you decided this is what you wanted to do with your

  • day when you get invited to places doesn't mean you have to show up no one

  • wants to be alone why spend the rest of

  • your life being miserable frustrated and

  • insecure? Not really feeling as good as you have a responsibility to feel

  • feeling good isn't just an opportunity feeling good is a responsibility that we

  • all have for ourselves and guess what I actually don't care what you say about

  • me I don't remember the last time I lost sleep over a hater and the things that

  • people are running around saying blogs websites conversations tweets and I don't

  • lose sleep over haters. Why? Because I know exactly how I feel about me and

  • even if something appears to be very different than what it really is I don't

  • even mind that you're talking shit about the things that you're assuming that's

  • really going on the question is are you just going to

  • look at this video and decide wow that was some powerful shit and do the same thing?

  • But it's a new day... it's a new day.

  • The most important commodity in this world is time. Time is

  • priceless. Time is the essence of what you do each and every day. See a lot of

  • people show up at a job and they work and work and work and they don't like it

  • or they show up at school and they study study study, take tests and don't like it.

  • But for some of us we've went to a place to where we realize that all of that is

  • for something to make us better. That's a mindset. That's not despising small

  • things, that's realizing that a higher power is in charge to get you on a path

  • and with your freedom of choice you can make yourself even greater. Success is

  • not overnight. It's studying, it's learning, it's growing, it's falling down

  • and getting back up, it's failing and failing forward. It's not quitting, it's

  • late nights, early mornings, no alarm clock, passion waking you up, it's

  • something inside and innate ability that makes you feel like 'I am something

  • and I'm gonna be something.' Never, never let anybody tell you different.

  • So I need you to believe you can move past depression, anxiety, fear and all

  • these emotions that come in that are not part of what you're gonna be one day. I

  • know it's tough but time and time again, the tougher it is, the better it's gonna

  • make you. We can't shy away from the things that

  • are tough because those are the things that make us get better and better and better.

  • That's practice. That's in and out, that's rep after rep, time after time, lap after

  • lap, lesson after lesson, paper after paper, book after book, training our mind

  • to get better each and every day. That's in you, you have built been built for

  • this.

  • You can't quit. You can do it. Not depression, not learning disabilities, not

  • stress, not family, not finances, not being the smartest one in the class, not being

  • a great test taker, you can do this! You have been built for

  • this. Nothing just happens. You are in this situation for a reason and you are

  • built for this. This is your time. This is your moment.

  • This is your destiny. So stop wasting time. Well for me, I mean ya, you visualize

  • where you want to be and what you want to accomplish and you kind of get lost in

  • the process of day-to-day, you know grinding it out working, pulling all nighters

  • if you have to, um you know it's just about not losing vision and not

  • losing sight of what you're, what you're trying to accomplish no matter what

  • hurdles you have to go through so I think that kind of relates to

  • whatever you're doing, whatever you know major you've chosen, or what you're

  • interested in so for me and basketball and it's about you know, visualizing

  • whether you write it down and put it on the wall, do something with it, what your

  • goals are and get lost in the process of day to day grind, day to day getting

  • better every single day, asking questions, aligning yourself with people that have

  • been through it before that- that are experienced and leaning on that advice

  • and just trying to outwork the next person and that's the biggest thing.

  • Something you said there, you- you're reaching your peak, do you think though

  • you can still take it to another level or do you think this is as good as it's

  • going to get for you? Well I like to use one quote that the limitations exist

  • only in our minds and if you start using imaginations then your- your

  • possibilities become limitless so that's that's kind of a mindset that I have, I

  • use my imagination, I- I do see myself achieving more, I'm hoping, I'm working

  • hard on it and not only myself but the entire team around me. You cannot grow without

  • legitimate suffering, you cannot grow without legitimate suffering. Rainbows

  • follow storms, my last book, the favorite- favorite chapter was lost creates

  • leaders. Nobody woke up in the morning and said I want to start a Cancer Foundation.

  • People who start Cancer Foundation's are people whose lives have been impacted

  • somehow by cancer, rainbows after storms. Intelligence can create huge profits and

  • in fact, you can actually make more money being smart than you can being strong or

  • fast. Expect difficulties is something I think

  • everybody in this room has gotten into Harvard, some of you probably are

  • here, snuck in but I don't care let's just say for a point of argument that

  • everybody here got into Harvard and you feel this incredible pressure to succeed

  • and I gave a speech here back in 2000 and at the end I said 'Fame is a little

  • like a white tuxedo, it looks good or success is a little like a white tuxedo

  • it looks good but you're very afraid of getting it dirty and it can inhibit you'

  • and I think I would tell my 19 year old self that everything you're feeling

  • right now, I used to think that if I could look at someone like myself, I

  • thought they had figured it all out and they were fine and wouldn't it be

  • magical if I could be, have my own show and be funny and everyone knew who I was

  • and most people liked it, that would be a great thing and it would solve all my

  • problems and I would like my future self to say that's not the case. It's actually

  • day by day, how you do your work, how you conduct yourself, how you treat people

  • you know what, the joy you get out of your work that that is far more

  • important. Allow for mistakes, allow for problems. I've had my career blow up on

  • me about two different times and I'm still here and very grateful and I

  • learned a lot during those moments and wouldn't really change a thing about any

  • of it and you just have to be willing to screw up and not freak out when you do

  • screw up because you will screw up. I mean you're really going to screw up.