Success 

The most unsuccessful thing we did to ourselves Was make money a requirement for success,
Because it has people chasing fake dreams While their real ones they suppress;
Which causes a lot of unhappy people And a world full of stress.
Why? All so that we can step out in that we can step out in that twelve thousand dollars dress To socialize with people we have to put a mask on to impress?
Rappers, ballers, or the million dollar artist Leave the only scapegoat for the classroom kids who weren’t the smartest.
So instead of being here to express our God given purpose, We chase a mad made dream that we know is gonna hurt us
Money money won’t get you too far, get you too far Unless you’re flying in a jet or driving your new Rolls Royce car,
But, see, that’s physically speaking and physical strength Will never be enough to carry you the length.
So chase your TRUE passions, whatever they may be Because the REAL definition of success is when your heart is happy. _a.c. 

Self Doubt 

They’re going to doubt you. They’re going to question you. Tell you it can’t be done. Tell you your path is a dead end. Some will laugh. Some won’t say anything at all. Some will be people you’ve just met. Some will be people you’ve known your entire life. The point is, nobody has everybody supporting them. And often we let that de-inspire us. We start to think maybe we aren’t good enough. Maybe we shouldn’t achieve our far off dreams. Maybe we should settle. But we shouldn’t! We should never settle for less than what we want! We should never let anyone tell us we can’t do it! Because we can! It won’t always be easy. And you’ll never have everyone’s support. But never give up. Imagine how far you’d be if you never gave in to others’ doubt. Because you see, you’re the only one who needs to believe in your dreams for them to come true! So believe in yourself. Because you’re so capable of achieving your dreams! And you absolutely deserve to. __a.c. 

Doubt. 

Doubt.

Doubt. We’ve all had it at some point in life. What if I do this wrong? What if I mess up? What if I’m not ready? What if I can’t live up to the expectations? In a way, doubt links us all together. But we can’t stay afloat with doubt. There’s too much weight. And when you’re on a sinking boat, what do you do? You toss overboard everything you can- starting with anything unnecessary. Anything you can live without. I’m not saying it will be easy. But I’m also not saying you have to do it alone. In fact, we should make it a point to help each other throw doubt overboard. Because the thing is, if you make a mistake, if you do it wrong, it’s okay. We all make messes in life. But we’re also capable of cleaning those messes up. So instead of saying “what if I mess up?” Tell yourself “If I mess up, I’ll learn from it. I’ll be able to do better.” “If I’m not ready, I’ll learn how to be ready. I can do this.” You see, I’m not saying life is perfect. I’m not saying you’re perfect. I’m not, you’re not, no one is! But instead of letting doubt question you, reaffirm yourself you can handle it! Reaffirm each other it’s okay! Redirect your doubt to positive affirmations. We’re all going to screw up in life. But what we need to remember is that we are filled with everything we need to accomplish great things in life. And one of those things is the ability to learn! From our mistakes. From others successes. So throw your doubt overboard. Because your sinking ship is surely capable of staying afloat and taking you the distance you dream to go. __a.c. 

Only In This Moment 

One day you’re going to wake up,And nobody’s going to be in your corner.

That’s not to say that everyone will be against you, but nobody will understand exactly how you feel. Nobody will see exactly what you’re going through. And you’re going to feel isolated. Alone. You’re going to feel the weight of the world directly on your shoulders. Pushing you down. And while you may not understand it yet. While you may think nothing could be worse. Nothing could be more terrible than being the only person in your corner. This is a truly great moment in your life. For it is in this time that you will change your life. It is in this time you’ll realize how important you are. How necessary it is to make certain changes to excel your life. To succeed at what you’ve been failing at. Falling short at achieving. You will break down to the very core of your being. You will literally feel it. It is in this time you will finally believe you are the only person you ever needed in your corner anyways. That you alone, with God, have what it takes to succeed. And you’ve had it all along. It’s in this moment of disparity that you will figure out your purpose. Your potential. That you will pass what you previously believed were your limits with a strength that had been waiting to come to life. So do not give up. Do not give in. Do not doubt the moment. Because only there will you discover what you’re made of. Only there. In the midst of your tragedy. Will you find your true meaning. And that is truly beautiful __a.c.

Passion 

Passion. Any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate. Passion. Nowhere in the definition is the word “easy” mentioned, and why is the word “hate” related, I’m sure you’re asking. And why is sleep linked to dreaming but sleeping and dreams are always clashing? 
Now maybe you never realized it, but everyone who talks about achieving the American Dream started off with nearly nothing. And in order to hold it they had to go all in when they weren’t bluffing. But the sad thing is that too many people fold. Shrinking themselves down instead of being bold about their 
Passion. I was once told that I needed to work a nine to five if I wanted to chase my dreams or else I’d be in a position where I’d have to ration. But I couldn’t fathom that most people had no compassion for those who oppose the American Scheme. 
Now I’m not saying that a nine to five isn’t an honorable way to survive and the people who truly love to do it and can honestly give all of their heart one hundred percent through it 
Should.
But if you wake up even just one day a week and think that you could 
Be doing something different, something better, well that’s your passion. And all I’m asking is that you listen to what your heart is telling you to do. Unless, of course, you’d rather have your boss do that to you. 
Passion was never meant for the select few and it’s important that you know that. Just like in Matthew 17:20 which shows that 
Faith as small as a mustard seed can move a mountain. And it’s actually very small drops of water that fill a fountain. 
What I’m trying to say is that day after day you build your passion as it comes to life. Ironically, dreams aren’t built overnight. So never quit working on your passion. Keep thinking positive through the negativity and strife. Because a tough road towards your dreams will take you further than an easy road just making it through life. __a.c.

The Difference Isn’t What They Have. It’s How They Think. 

Imagine how different your life would be if the only thing you changed right now was your belief in yourself. If all you did today was say “I can do this.” If every time you had a doubt in your mind. Or someone else doubted you. If every time you said “I CAN do this!” “I AM going to get through this!” Imagine how much your life would change. It’s so incredible that all you have to do to change your life is change your mindset. That’s it! All you have to do to live the life you’ve imagined is believe in yourself. Encourage yourself. I don’t know what your purpose is but I do know that it’s a great one. And you’re so incredibly capable of living the life you’ve imagined. You see the difference between you and the people you think have everything. The people you strive to be like. The difference between isn’t what they have. It’s how they think. That’s the key. So go unlock your full potential. Because you absolutely deserve to. __a.c. 

Our Plan 

“This wasn’t supposed to be part of my plan.” “I never planned for this to happen.” “This was never my plan.” These are the phrases spoken by 100% of the population at some point in time. We hear it from everyone. We say it ourselves. Because we think our plans are actually ours to make. But there not! Our plans are not ours to plan. They’re ours to live! And that’s a very important distinction to understand. We did not create the universe. We did not create ourselves. We did not create our bodies or any of the things needed to sustain them. We did not create our purpose. Our passion. Our dreams. We have created nothing of which we think we should control! And yet we have created everything [what we do each day, how we react to what happens to us, our mindset, our way of thinking] of which we think we have no control of! How do you know? How do you know you weren’t supposed to face adversity in life? How do you know you weren’t supposed to face failure? Disappointment? How do you know you were supposed to have a perfect life? That everyone should always agree with you? Like you? How do you know you were never supposed to get knocked down? Sometimes over and over again? To be challenged in life? How do you know everything was supposed to be handed to you? That you were supposed to succeed at everything in life? You don’t! Because our plans is not ours to plan! It’s only ours to live! And just maybe the very things you want are located inside of the very situations you think shouldn’t be a part of your life. But you will never ever discover them if you continue to wake up each day and put blame on God. On your surroundings. On the people around you. On your lack of growth. God did not fill your heart sadness or your mind with doubt. He did not make you ungrateful. He did not place you in a position of failure and tell you that was your permanent home! He did not make you unwilling. God never placed you in a comfort zone and told you to stay forever! He did not place you in an unhappy relationship and tell you you can’t make it better! You did that to yourself! We do these things to ourselves day after day. And then all of a sudden a lifetime has passed us by and we have so very little to show for it. We all have the most amazing ability to wake up each day and change our circumstances. To better our situations. We were given life! That is so incredible. Each day we live is so incredible. So if you can be wise enough to understand that. If you can be brave enough to truly chase your dreams. If you can be focused enough to unlock your happiness. Well, you might just become limitless. You might just end up changing the world for the better. And you might just end up living the life you dream of. __a.c.