Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jay-Z's Lyrics

Undoubtedly one of the best (maybe thee best) lyricists to ever touch a mic, Jay-Z has been a man on a mission ever since he first broke on to the scene commercially with the album Reasonable Doubt. Now an entrepreneur, Sean Carter's growth + maturity = experience has given him awareness and wisdom and he is now able to translate that learnt knowledge into great lyrics off the mic too.

While browsing BET's website I came across Lowkey's blog; he had a post on Jay-Z's feature in American magazine BEST LIFE. It strayed away from Hip-Hop for a second and focused on the man himself, I was inspired and equally respectful of his "6 Principles To Living The Best Life". Not that I needed the encouragement to think positive but I will definitely use them as a constant reminder for me to carry on what Im doing. These are essentially principles and guides that every single person should use especially in this current climate. What do you think?...

Sean Carter's 6 Principles To Living The Best Life

1. Be Your Own Biggest Fan…

“Believe in whatever it is you’re doing. If you don’t believe it, no one else will.”

2. Take Control, Then Let It Go…

“Work really hard and apply yourself in a way that when the job is done, you can look in the mirror and say, ‘I’ve exhausted all possibilities. I’ve done everything to make this right’. After that, let it go: It’s out of your control.”

3. Focus On The Process, Not The Result…..

“People get consumed by the trappings of success. They forget the reason they wanted to do what they wanted to do in the first place. Whether you have zero money or a million dollars, it doesn’t change who you are. Keep yourself inspired.”

4. Never Act On Your Fears…

“Card players have a saying: ‘Play the cards, not the money’. If your hand is good, it doesn’t matter if there’s $2 on the table or $2,000. You determine your outcome. Don’t make decisions based on the fear. People can be jealous of you and bait you, but you can be mature and handle the situation.”

5. Use Money The Right Way

“For some people money can be a burden and lead to bad decisions. But money should make you comfortable so that you don’t have to compromise yourself or do anything just for money. It should give you the freedom to do what you love.”

6.Don’t Stop Growing…..

“Growth doesn’t stop when you’ve become successful. That’s when it starts.”

Well said Sean....well said

"Needs are great, but your possibilities are greater"

3 comments so far....:

Ondo Lady said...

Never really been into Mr Jay Z but always wondered what he is like as a person. Interesting read.

Knowledge said...

real talk from the man himself. Smart thinking.

T.G.G.A said...

Its easy to come with such words of wisdom wen you'r "already rich". When was the last time someone broke came up with anything smart? lol!

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