Many have heard and are mourning the murder of rapper Nipsey Hussle. I didn’t listen to a lot of Nipsey’s music but I respected his hustle, intelligence, and the things I would always hear that he was doing for his community. I had planned to share this Words Of Wisdom clip from him in a few weeks, but I want to share it today in his memory. I hope this motivates someone today.
In this clip from an interview with radio host Big Boy, Nipsey talks about how he refused to quit on his goals, no matter his emotions. He kept going because he knew that he would ultimately reach the finish line. He even named his clothing line, The Marathon Clothing, because of that mentality. He didn’t give up doing what he loved and giving his all until the very end.
What separates those who make it and those who don’t is that the victors don’t give up. No matter how tough it gets. No matter how tired and frustrated you are. It really is a marathon. You have to pace yourself. Take short breaks when needed and continue the race. You may not reach the goal for a while, but you’ll definitely lose if you quit.
Watch Nipsey’s words of wisdom below. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family. RIP.