The first anniversary of the tragic death of the late, great Nipsey Hussle was yesterday (March 31). Though he’s not here physically, his impact and legacy live on. In celebrating his life, I had to share some thoughts from him for today’s Words of Wisdom. I hope it impacts you in a powerful way.
For today’s Words of Wisdom, I had to share these thoughts from author, speaker, and businesswoman Sarah Jakes Roberts! In these crazy days with the coronavirus and quarantine, this one is vital to still make the progress we need towards our goals.
In this clip, Sarah brings up the quarantine and the uncertain times ahead. It’s definitely unnerving, especially with the rate that everything is going down. However, are we just going to take this time to relax and sit or are we going to make some moves happen during this downtime? “Are you just sitting back and letting this thing happen or have you decided that ‘Now is the time that I will apply pressure?'” Sarah asks her audience. “It’s time for you to become everything God has called you to be.”
Rapper, record executive and entrepreneur Rick Ross is no stranger to the grind. This Words of Wisdom video from him definitely hit home for me!
In an interview with Charlamagne Tha God, Ross explains that part of what separates winners from the pack is those who go above and beyond the normal call of duty. Those who truly take the initiative to make their goals a reality. Those who go out and network to put themselves and their skills out there, or who put in extra time and work to hone their craft. Those who are always looking for new opportunities to grow in their careers and better themselves. Winners aren’t out here waiting for the opportunities to come to them. Winners aren’t just out here giving the bare minimum.
It’s up to us to go hard every day, whether we feel like it or not. The real work always speaks for itself. If you’re really out here doing what you should be, there will be reward for your labor. Little by little. But it takes taking the initiative and going above and beyond.
Watch Ross’ words of wisdom below!
I love this inspirational video from leadership trainer and motivational speaker Naiana Miranda! I hope you take in her great Words of Wisdom, and remember them today and beyond.
Let’s be honest. The stories that we feed ourselves sometimes can be downright ugly. I’m not good enough. I’ll never be able to do that. I’m just going to end up failing anyway, so why bother? And we tend to stay stuck in the same spot because of those bad mentalities.
Instead of feeding our minds with insecurities or fears, Naiana encourages us to feed our hunger. It’s whatever that spark is inside of us, that passion that we can’t seem to shake. When you focus on that completely, you will find the courage to step out of your comfort zone and do what you need to do to succeed! Your drive for success ultimately has to be greater than your fear of failure or whatever insecurity you have about yourself.
A lot of us have heard about the Law of Attraction, essentially the belief that what you mentally focus on will happen in your life. If you think it, you will achieve it basically, which I believe to an extent. Your attitude and beliefs will shape your actions which will ultimately shape your results.
Loni Love of daytime TV show The Real spoke on how it’s important to have action behind your positive thinking. She herself hoped for the chance to be on TV and to advance in her comedy career, but she had to be on her grind in order to get there. You won’t advance by just believing, meditating and praying that you will get that new job, or that your stats on your blog or channel will rise. All of those things are great, but you also have to put in the work!
Faith without works is dead, and dreams without grind are dead too, okay? That’s why I love this short video from Loni. Simply put, dreams don’t work unless you do!
Check out Loni’s thoughts below!