Browsing: Food For Thought

The mirror can be a tough place to look. The mirror eposes us for who we are, were, and what we’re going to become. You can lie to everyone else, but you can’t lie to the mirror. Often times we don’t like what stares back if we’ve gotten away from who we are. Everything will come to light eventually no matter how much we try to push it away. When we see these things exposed we either get angry and destructive, or we begin to get constructive. In most cases we get destructive. Depression is not something to breeze over.…

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Having success, jealousy, and power can bring a lot of things to the light if you haven’t actually dealt with it personally. You can find your past being exposed. If we go into a situation with only money and envy on our mind than it can really alter who we are. Going into a successful situation while losing yourself along the way can take you severely off course from your greater purpose. The next thing you know you’re being closed into a room that is so hard to get out of you that instead of trying to escape, just embrace…

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So you’ve made it, you’re now in a position to bring a life to others that they only dreamed of. Sometimes we tend to think that putting others in an environment of success will inspire them, but in a lot of ways, it doesn’t. It makes them realize just how sad and depressing their situation is. When a poor person is put in a rich environment a natural reaction happens, survival. They no longer are thinking about the life they can have, they are thinking about the life they do have, and how they can make it better. Coming from…

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What have we all been taught? “You ain’t made it unless they hatin’” When you hear those words we all associate envy with success. We bask in it. When you’ve drug yourself out of a dark place that others tried to keep you, you make sure to let them know you’re special. The only ones who truly deserve to be on this ride are your day ones. Everyone else can back off and keep that hate right where they’re at. When we achieve everything that we believe success is, we get complacent. But if success is measured by someone’s envy,…

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Mo’ Money, Mo Problems. If there wasn’t a truer lyric in rap than I don’t know what true is. There’s a problem with success. Once you get it, everyone now feels entitled to what YOU have earned. It becomes even more of an issue when you turn to them and say “No, this is not yours, this is mine. If you want a piece of mine it’s going to cost you.” Having that mentality is a huge defense mechanism. Often times people are just looking for a handout. With that success we end up coming to a crossroads which is…

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Coming from a place of little hope and care can be very damning on the mind. You want to feel like you’re appreciated. You want to feel as though you matter. As much as some of us say we don’t care what others think, it’s actually not true at all. We all want people to notice us, we want them to envy us and look up to us. So what do we do? Do we work hard to actually get to a level of respect? Or do we actually work hard to get what OTHERS believe is respected. I believe…

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Sometimes insecurities can really measure how far someone can make it in life. It seems to be a pattern whether it’s your insecurity in a relationship, your work, or even yourself. Most people can’t deal with insecurity because that leads them to believe that you have no confidence in yourself, and if you have no confidence in yourself than how can you ask someone else to. You may even end up doing something crazy just to make up for your lack in self-confidence. Doing something drastic will often lead to failure. Insecurities are something that everyone on this planet deals…

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2015, a year of hurt, pain, experiences, learning, growing, and conquering. You’ve been through so much, had to jump through so many mental hurdles just to survive. You’ve had to search deep within yourself to pull yourself out of the depths. There’s been a war happening and you felt as though you were losing, but you kept pressing. 2015 wasn’t easy but it was necessary. 2015 exposed you to hardships you never thought you’d face. It exposed you being pushed to the brink of quitting. It exposed you to questioning why are you pursuing what you are. But most importantly…

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As the holiday season is beginning to hit hard I can’t help but think of all the preparation that we’ve done just to get ready for one moment. Months of thinking, planning, researching, and watching commercials just to have that moment of satisfaction when people open their gifts on Christmas morning. It goes to show me that we are very capable of being patient just for an opportunity. With patience, planning, and hard work you can have a satisfaction like no other. The opportunity to be happy is within reach if we truly take our time and put together a…

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What we feed our souls will manifest its way into our actions. This applies to our friends, preachers, television shows and movies, and even the music we listen to. Often times we simply wave music off and say that it’s just something that we are having fun to. But 90% of the time if the beat or song is to playback (even if its years later) we will remember most of the lyrics that were associated with it. Which should make a light go off in your head that these lyrics have crawled their way into your brain and made…

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