Every once in a while, I like to share some of the experiences that I have gone thru or what I have seen other people go thru because I believe that a person’s experience can help others. So today is one of those days where I feel compelled to share one of my experiences as to why I believe that it’s important NOT to be a hater…but to be hated on. Now although I’ve touched on this subject just a lil’ bit with a few people that I have spoken to in the past, I feel the need to reiterate just a lil’ further so that people can really get it. So here we go:
Don’t get mad with others that choose to follow their dreams and you choose to give up on yours. If you do not make it in this world, it’s nobody’s fault but your own because YOU ARE THE COMMON DENOMINATOR. Plain and simple. If your dreams seem like they are not coming true, keep on pressing towards the mark and you will see the results. If it happened for someone else, it can happen for you. Pray hard and work hard.
Maybe you will have to sell your home so that you can have the money to put into your business. Maybe you will have to move to another state where the market is better. Maybe you’ll have to trade in your Mercedes for a Toyota so that you will have the extra money you need to make your dream happen. Find out what the is problem and find out what it takes to solve it. But don’t just sit around and hate on others for pursuing their dreams and making it happen. That’s just wasting a bunch of time and you have NO idea what it was that they had to go thru in order to make it.
A long time ago, I worked at this corporation where I started to notice that the females in management didn’t bother the people who were content with the job. They didn’t bother the people that didn’t have any ambitions beyond that point. When word got around that a person was launching a CD or whatever it was that a person felt passionate about, management found reasons to terminate that individual. One of my coworkers was terminated because she was very attractive, extremely smart, and well-liked by everyone. They hated her because of her beauty and the fact that she had a go-getter type of spirit. Make no mistake about it, folks: when people see a light shining on you and they see that you’re tapping into your inner power that God gave to you, some folks who have a truck load of insecurities will become intimidated by you.
I know that there’s a virus going around called ‘Black Folks Hating On Other Black Folks’ but there’s an antibiotic for that and it’s called, ‘Act Right.’ So I said all of that to say this: If you are one of the ones that is always getting hated on and especially by your own kind, don’t worry about it. Prepare yourself for your dream and let your mind be on that. If you have a vision, go for that vision and make it happen. This also means to fund your dream. Put money into it. If you have a day job, take a portion from each check and invest it into your dream so that you won’t have to spend the rest of your life working for other people that don’t give a damn about you and will throw you away like yesterday’s garbage.
Now please don’t take what I say and lose your damn mind. I’m not telling you to go to your day job in the morning and beat the hell outta your boss with your fist pumped in the air, talking about, “Hey assholes! I quit!” What I’m telling you to do is use your head and use money from your job to pursue your dream. Don’t worry about the haters. Let the haters worry about themselves because when the smoke clears, they will crash and burn. Maybe the haters haven’t realized that God gave everyone the same inner power as He gave someone who is pursuing their goals.
So to all the haters out there in the world, remember this: Just because you chose not to tap into your own inner power to make things happen for you, doesn’t mean that others shouldn’t tap into their inner power. Don’t be mad because someone’s light bulb is shining bright and yours is dimly lit. Good day, people. 🙂
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