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  • Life is hard life is hard and people who are born into different situations. I about have a hard time appreciating

  • How hard it is for others?

  • Like like life life is really really short and I think that we don't value and appreciate you know our freedoms

  • and our opportunities

  • in our life

  • There are gonna always be obstacles

  • You're gonna have to either go around them go over them or go right through them, but you can't stop going

  • It's a hopeless feeling and you surround it around a bunch of hopelessness you

  • Have to be crazy and

  • Believing what your goal in your passion is because when something is crazy, even though it's crazy

  • You still do it, right? You know what I mean? And so that's what you have to become you have to become

  • Insane right so you could be smarter than me, but you were never gonna outwork the ever like for real

  • They are no quick quick answers to big problems like there just aren't it?

  • In life that things will go bad and

  • Things are going to go bad. This is not the first or the last time that's gonna happen

  • It's gonna keep happening. And that's just how life is

  • You'll be past this and you'll be okay and there is nothing for you to worry about here

  • We can be as human beings as people who are always right for the world or we can be just right for ourselves, right?

  • So we can just be honest about ourselves or we can put a display for the world

  • Nothing wrong with putting display of to the world. That's what gives you joy

  • But just be honest about videos because it's eventually it's all boils down to you and your story

  • It's not about more it's always about less it's only thin time you realize what less it is

  • Fear is a is a figment of our imagination right fear is created because of expectations right and I

  • learned this process early on is that every time I would get scared I would usually be scared because I have some

  • Future I have imagined there is something in the future that I think

  • Will happen because I will do this right now is why I'm scared of doing this, right?

  • You're about to jump off a plane. You think you're going to die

  • You don't consider you have a parachute or a person that is jumping with you, right? So

  • That's what you're scared of is why you want jump off a plane is because you think you will die

  • so I had

  • Firstly once you have an expectation of yourself, and you say hey, I don't need to have this expectation

  • I'm just living life as a play. It's a game. It's music. It's it's fun joy

  • I don't have an expectation of a particular outcome

  • Its it doesn't mean I'm discounting myself like that people can get confused with that like it's not that I'm saying

  • Oh

  • I don't want to be

  • Even more impactful in the world or a better version or more honest version of myself that journey will still continue

  • I just don't have that expectation. I'm not gonna be sad if that doesn't happen one day - chase. Let's enjoy the chase

  • Why do we have to kill ourselves in the if we don't get it? The chase is supposed to be fun

  • Life is flowing you can choose to change in this moment

  • You can choose to change it three years from now or 30 years from now and it will change the day you want to change

  • It right now once you know that you understand that goals can be timeless

  • Now the second part of that is if life is going to flow means on every moment basis

  • It's going to be different in a way, right? It's almost like

  • It's like a heartbeat or a river or music changes by the note, right? It's just changing all the time right this moment

  • It's different right energy changes our way. We react to things change although things change all the time

  • And if that's the case, what's the one thing that can define us or help us stay in a place of joy, right?

  • Because if life is gonna be up and down things will change and things will go bad and things will go right

  • There has to be something that becomes our anchor point. It can't always be that goal, which is so

  • arbitrary anyways

  • So what is it that can help us always be in that?

  • grounding state and be in a place of joy and being that floating state all the time to be able to go I'm pumped about

  • This I'm pumped about this moment doesn't matter how it shows up

  • I'm pumped about this right and that got me to the dialogue of saying

  • Maybe I need to find something that I can anchor into at all times things that actually give me joy all the time

  • Right, and that's what your values are your values are

  • Usually already with you. You just have not bringing awareness to them. It's the way you operate

  • You have the potential today to be special

  • Every second that passes now is the opportunity to succeed you

  • can

  • be

  • You can be so much more

  • Success never stop never stops to breathe. It never takes the day off never looks to take a break

  • Forget the things you can't control

  • Look for the moments

  • You can't control use the times you can't control

  • Use the times you can control we need to become someone and you need to become your future

  • You need to handle your power and feel your potential

  • You got to feel this pain to progress to change to feel fulfilled to feel satisfaction

  • This is where everything can and trust me it all will fall into place

  • succeed into something worthy

  • something with the power to change to adapt adapt into the person you've always wanted to be

  • You have this opportunity today to be something with purpose now pay attention to every detail

  • Take every day

  • Like it's a brand new spankin opportunity take every risk as if it's a stepping stone into the future

  • You're carving out for yourself because you have control

  • you have the control to change in the control to improve the action and

  • Improvement to become the boundaries that have always held you back

  • You have always had the strength to push past these boundaries to move past

  • This you need to know your power

  • It all takes resilience resilience to push past any

  • Boundary and push through every risk every hardship every wrong turn

  • Right now right here is an open door

  • The door that puts you on the path towards success

  • You have control you have control over your future a future fueled by your success

  • Constructed by your progress it all begins right here and it all starts right now

  • Don't waste one more minute sitting and thinking I want you to spend your next minute acting

  • Today is your day to tell your story to speak your mind

  • To tell the truth about your future to speak about the power

  • you've always had the potential you've always had this is how you

  • Succeed you will be your power

  • You have this power

  • Communicate your problems communicate the power you know that you have this is the beginning of your power the start of your progress

  • It doesn't get any easier. You just get stronger

  • If you want to change don't expect your life to stay the same

  • Expect it to get harder expect it to actually get really really tough tougher than you can even imagine right now

  • And this is where you can move past the boundaries that used to hold you back

  • Used to hold you by the neck. Now, you can move towards the fulfillment

  • That's your future and this you see this this is where you can finally feel the satisfaction of your work

  • This is when you finally get to feel that success

  • This is where your progress can be kick-started

  • Accelerate your life into your direction. Your journey is the power you've earned

  • The expectation you've built can be your reality

  • Reality where you live you breathe you walk you succeed

  • Now is it the time to wait now isn't the time to waste let this be the power that takes you towards your success

  • This is the opportunity you've earned

  • This is the potential you've always had now is the time for you to step up

  • Stand out and become the person you need to become

  • Your future is in your hands and this is what sets your life up to be worth the potential that you deserve

  • Your power is and always has been the thing that's gonna take you towards the life that you have earned

  • You have and you always will have this this potential to improve

  • This potential to adapt and this potential to change

  • This is what you've been working for

  • Go on and receive that

  • This is your journey. This is your destiny and either you wander aimlessly or you grab the wheel and take control of the ship

  • Either you head in the direction you want to go or you go in no direction at all

  • Most people allow life to happen to them

  • Their time runs like a sands Eimer life is happening to them

  • It isn't happening for them make life work for you

  • Make your time work for you. Do not allow your time to empty each day without achieving anything

  • Go into the world today and spend your time wisely make small wins

  • Every day that will lead you down the path to success

  • Motivation get you started but habit going

  • Motivation is great. It is like a coffee in the morning it gets the engine going and get you moving

  • But it is a habit that will develop your success is not an option

  • It's either I will or I won't I can I know I can

  • but I will or I won't you know and

  • That's the thing and in some cases

  • You may try your hardest and you just don't win or you don't pass a test or you don't succeed. That's part of life

  • Understanding, it's gonna take hard work discipline and and learning how to work with other people in order to get to the next level

  • The first rule is to love and respect everybody you come in contact with you're not going to agree with them

  • You're not gonna even know like them on some occasions, but you love them and you respect them

  • Number two is to be your best

  • You know if your best is a C on the test, even if it's D or F on the test

  • I would you know, you can never be disappointed if you know you gave it your all and

  • then

  • You know number three is we don't use the word can't

  • You know, it's not in our vocabulary. I was told my entire life. You'll never do this. You'll never do that

  • You can't do this you it's impossible for you to do that

  • when you tell somebody what they can do for some people that drives them, you know, because you know

  • I gonna tell me what I can or cannot do

  • But for other people when you tell them all you'll never be able to do that like that

  • That could be the breaking straw, you know in that back for that person. That's their spirit to actually go out and succeed

  • So I never tell my kids

  • If they come to me and they may have the most outrageous idea. I'll say all right, cool

  • Let's figure out how we're gonna do it. I never said I mean you can't doing that

  • As a work ethic you got to be passionate about whatever it is that you're gonna do whether it be

  • You know an artist

  • entertainer sports figure political like whatever it is should you decide to do in life you have to have

  • Any extreme work ethic? You gotta be willing to do stuff other people aren't willing to do

  • You have to have respect

  • The first thing I've taught my kids when they can understand it was how to shake somebody's hand

  • If you're if your agenda is to help make an impact on people's lives

  • And it shouldn't matter if your name's at the top of the banner. It shouldn't matter if you know your your gifts have certain

  • Name tags or whatever. However you want to do it

  • I'm super competitive. So

  • Nobody's gonna tell me what I can't do. I mean somebody don't even I can't sing but don't tell me I can't sing

  • So I'm gonna give you my best thing it possible. It's not that I can't sing

  • it's just I don't sing well, but you know I'm saying so it's like

  • For me. I always had a drive to

  • like

  • Not prove people wrong, but to prove gods, right? You know, God said he has great plans for me

  • So my grandmother passed away from

  • breast cancer in 1995

  • I was going to the hospice the woman that was her roommate per se

  • was very

  • She's from South you know, and she was very racist, you know, every time I come in the room she'd say

  • Oh, well that goes up boy. I had to do everything I could she you know, I

  • Knew I had grown because I didn't respond the way I probably should was one has she caught me a couple years earlier?

  • But

  • You know my grandmother after a few weeks my grandmother, you know, she reached over and pulled grab my arm

  • And she was like, you know, if I if I if I have to happen to die before

  • she does I want you to come back and see her and

  • I'm like

  • No, it's just not my girl mother talking right now

  • and so I you know

  • it should end up happening like three weeks after my grandmother said that my grandmother passed away and so my my grandmother I

  • Saw something at a time that I didn't really understand why she was doing it

  • but I went back and I go into this room and the lady's like I

  • Must sits up on her seat and she's just started bawling crying and this is the racist lady. Yes

  • And then she's like, I'm I'm so glad I got a chance to see you again

  • I thought I'd never see you again. You know, I apologize for how I treated you

  • You know, I've gone to church I've done so many things, you know in church. I've served the homeless, etc, etc

  • But I did I wasn't doing the one thing and I know that God would have approved of the most that's loving his people

  • and then she uh

  • She asked me if I can give her a hug and I said in my TED talk, you know

  • I was a little apprehensive about doing that because she

  • She could have you know saintly or something like that on the side

  • but uh

  • You know I hugged during that when I hugged her

  • She said yeah, you're like the son that I never had and I'm going okay

  • I never understand understand it at the time

  • I'm walking out and then the lady said, you know the lady's up front. They were like I was so beautiful to witness

  • because you know

  • Essentially the reason why she has so much anger towards you was because she kind of got dropped off

  • Which it happens a lot in nursing homes

  • Or you know care centers the family drop them off and she has two daughters and the daughters just couldn't handle

  • the

  • scene their you know their mom in that position and

  • My grandmother saw that before I would have ever saw it she just saw, you know an opportunity for

  • Even the the hardest of hearts to be changed even in their dying days

  • if you can have impact on somebody that you know

  • that way

  • Then just imagine what's going to happen when you do that to a complete stranger

  • And it may not be I love you and I believe in you it may be to action of showing me

  • You're worthy of nice clothes or nice pair of shoes or you're worthy of you're worthy of being able to go and enjoy a movie

  • In college, the more successful people are the one most of the time to people that are more well-rounded

  • You kind of have an appreciation for what other people do and whatever people gone through

  • But you can be inspired on any given moment any given day just talking to people

  • It doesn't get any easier you just get stronger

  • If you want to change don't expect your life to stay the same

  • Expected to get harder expected to actually get really really tough tougher than you can even imagine right now

  • And this is where you can move past the boundaries that used to hold you back

  • Used to hold you by the neck now, you can move towards the fulfillment. That's your future and this you see this

  • This is where you can finally feel the satisfaction of your work. This is when you finally get to feel that success

  • Now is the time for you to step up stand out and become the person you need to become

  • Your future is in your hands and this is what sets your life up to be worth the potential that you deserve

  • Your power is and always has been the thing that's gonna take you towards the life that you have earned

  • Don't fail yourself

  • Perseverance is the aspect that takes you towards the future worthy of your strength worthy of your progress

  • So take pride in that more than anything you

  • Have and you always will have this this potential to improve

  • This potential to adapt and this potential to change

  • This is what you've been working for

  • Go on and receive that

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