Saturday, November 27, 2010
Success in Hip Hop: The Reward of Hard Work
When I share great quotes with people I usually tell them that they’re not just for their benefit, but that they are reminders for me as well. See we’re creatures of habit and most of us need to break some of the bad behavior patterns that are keeping us from the success that we desire. And it doesn’t matter how you measure that success. Rather it be wealth, or just completing that project that you’ve been taking way to long to finish.
You’ve got to not settle for being mediocre…by your own standards. We all know when we’re slacking of, or taking shortcuts. Don’t worry about what everyone else thinks. You don’t live for them, and everyone in this game is going to have their fair share of haters and people who want to shoot down their dreams. I can’t think of one artist that doesn’t. But know this, most of those successful artists got there with a tremendous amount of hard work and focus on what they wanted. Even the ones you think are wack. In fact they probably worked the hardest.
Succeeding in this game is not easy. But what do you lose by working hard at something you love and have a passion for? Nothing! If you have a gift, refine it, polish it, and continue to challenge yourself. Most of the time, the only person that can stand in your way is yourself.