For a few years, there has been a struggle to maintain peace with my persona and with who I want to be. The thing is that I once nurtured my persona because it was how the world perceived me. It got me where I needed to go, but was I happy? No. It was not until I did away with that and became who I am today that I found true peace and even a measure of sanity.
I know for a fact that I am not a saint. Despite this, I do have a moral code I live by. I always talked about it, but I think I finally found a legit meaning for it.
“Do it face to face, make sure that your heart is in the right place. Change through God’s grace.”
It is through this code that from this day forth, I live my life. I believe that by this reason, by this code, by this morality, I will maintain and achieve the success I want. I have come to the conclusion that passiveness is not the answer (Thanks @AuKtober). It is those who actively make changes in life that make all the difference.
I smile a lot more knowing that the people I have met along the way have changed me to the point where I am now.
I read this and it truly hit me. I realized why I always feel like I have to go all in on the things I do.
Boy, I remember when I started. Mainly I was going along with a few friends, trying to play keep-up and match what was being shown to me. That got boring and went downhill faster than a rolling tire. It was not until January when something went off in my head. I wanted size, but I did not know what I was doing wrong in the gym. I found out that it was not the work in the gym that was the problem. It was my dedication outside. The diet had to change, as well as the rest. Also there was the drive to go to the limit. A lot of guys want the size, but they are too damn scared to pick up the weight. Screw the machines, grind the iron until you cannot do it anymore. Put your maximum into the workout and the maximum results WILL come.
I wanted success, but I was too damn scared of failing. So, when risks came around, I was too passive. It was not until I was told I was too passive and even lazy when I realized, sometimes you have to point the 6-shooter to the head and play Russian Roulette. Good thing is that the bullets do not kill you in this version. You live, you learn, you keep pushing.
So how many times YOU have said, “I want” and the word “but” was attached to it?
Music is my outlet, writing is my passion
Success is my motivation, grinding till I get my mansion
I remember ya homie, I remember how I felt
When I looked in the mirror and didn’t see myself
I saw a mere shell of who I used to be
Genius to a fault, humble, but hard as a G
Then I had an epiphany, 2010 was gonna be me
I then began to change myself into what I wanted to be
I got in the gym and this time, I didn’t play games
iPod in ear, balls to the wall, no time for the lames
Get ya weight up, 150 to 161 in just a month
Grinding harder than a hustler with a blunt
The secret of the beast is the off switch
I merely said, “I’m goin 100, nothin less *****”
Random words to my life in the weight room now. It has really become crazy!
“This isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.” Read text of Obama’s speech to students (pdf)
Several Cabinet officials are slated to deliver similar messages at various schools across the country throughout the day.
In the past week, news of Obama’s speech had upset some parents.
“Thinking about my kids in school having to listen to that just really upsets me,” suburban Colorado mother Shanneen Barron told CNN Denver affiliate KMGH last week, before the text of the speech was released.
Okay, someone telling your child that the future of America depends on them upsets you? Someone saying that the necessary foundation of education is essential for not only themselves but for a country upsets you?! Honestly, what is the world coming to? A president cannot come to a school and give a speech on the importance of education?! Seriously, wake up world. There were a lot of points to this speech, and it was very necessary. A valid point made is that nothing is an excuse for class negligence. “You make your own future,” Obama said during his speech. This is a true statement. For people to try to use this simple, yet effective speech against him is very ignorant. Truth is, education IS important, because the students ARE the future of this country. Without a proper education, poverty will only get worse. More people will be less qualified for jobs because they do not have the background.
Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has
something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that
is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide. – President Obama
This world and its people….can point a person in nine, ten, or even a hundred directions. It is up to the individual to have the foresight to make a decision, to make a choice. Some choose education because it is a path to success. Some choose it because there are no jobs without a continued education. Others choose it for enjoyment. IT IS STILL NECESSARY. Education is still important and anyone can agree on this concept. Otherwise, we will be looking at a world of uneducated people, lacking the knowledge and potential necessary to keep the wheels of this ride called USA rolling.
With the week or so away from the site, I managed to come up with a lot of ideas. Also, the mailing list will be reactivated this weekend. Each user will be weeded out and added onto that list, along with the spam users being deleted.
Don’t Know Freestyle (done to Turk – It’s In Me)
This is me dictating what I know and don’t know, so expect something big.
The Sport (done to B.G. – I Know)
A small freestyle about wrestling
Rebirth (done to Lil Wayne – I’m Me)
The 3rd jewel to LosEvolution. It is a successor to the Los vs C-Los and the Renegade series
Blockin (done to last beat of Cash Money – Balla Blockin’)
An aggressive push to emotion, one of the more vulgar posts.
Man, You Always Here
I Miss Los
Retreat to the Pro
After this, I’ll stick merely to poetry, tech updates, and finishing the 31 Days of LosEvolution series. Also, I’m bring the YouTube picks back because I see all the funny videos….