#WisdomFromTheThrone : How bad do you want it?
Happy #2013 Fam!
The picture you see attached to this post is actually my logo for the other buisness I run. Yes, I do more then hiphop. For those of you that don’t know, my background aside from music is social services (at risk youth, individuals with disabilities, substance abuse, counseling, domestic violence, suicide prevention, case management, etc.) So when I speak, I’m not just some entertainer that thinks they know everything. Behavior, Psychology, and to many which I am sure may be a surprise I have also been trained in Pastoral Counseling (I’m not a pastor. This means I have learned to counsel using Christian foundation) are actually areas I’ve had years of experience in. I used to ask if instead of “Artist Manager”, I could just be called the staff social worker… I was out voted. LOL
I want to discuss something that comes up a lot, and believe it or not it’s all true. A lot of the time the TRUTH is a very difficult pill for most people to swallow. Have you ever had someone turn the lights on and it hurts your eyes? Immediatley you want the light turned off, but in a few your eyes adjust to the light and you can see. A-HA! Not a single person walking this earth does everything right all the time. NONE OF US. The course of most of our life is determined by the outcome & reaping of our personal choices. In life, we always have choices. You may not like them but you have them. NONE OF US ARE EXEMPT from reaping what you sow, karma, what goes around comes around, WHATEVER you are most comfortable calling it, it happens to us all.
I’m going to give you a cheat sheet. IT DOES NOT MATTER you decide to live better one day. That’s a great choice and you should make it. However, you will still reap what you have sown and there is no expiration date on karma. If you drink for 30 years and quit today, three years from now you may find you have liver damage. God is not punishing you, the whole world isnt against you, it is a consequence of your actions. Sometimes bad things happen to good people fam (MYSELF INCLUDED). Nobody deserves to be raped, abused, etc. but IT HAPPENS. What we do with the rest of our life is ON US. So often I have folks come to me and say things like “Nothing bad happened when I was doing whatever and now I’m trying to life better and all this bad stuff happens”. Let me explain something to you…. JUST BECAUSE you decide to step up in life does not mean all of the sudden everything is perfect. Whoever told you that is a liar. Here’s the trick though… when you decide to make positive changes, DO IT FOR YOU. NOBODY ELSE. If you have purposed in your heart to be better, BE BETTER! Don’t let anything or anybody stop you. Yes, more then likley it may appear that all of the sudden all hell has broken loose in your life. THIS IS THE TEST>> HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT??? Seriously. Do you want it bad enough to earn it? if YOU decide YOU want to make changes, and all hell breaks loose… are you going to give up? Pressure makes diamonds. In order to purify gold… THEY TURN UP THE HEAT. Everything worth having is worth fighting for. Sometimes giving up is what people land on because they say “well when I tried to do right, all this stuff started going wrong” EXCUSES. EXCUSES. EXCUSES. Poor me. Why Me. Boo Hoo.
GET OVER YOURSELF. I’m not pointing fingers and I’m not talking about anything I haven’t been through myself. The question remains though, HOW BAD DO YOU WANT IT?