Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Be A Legend



In the song above titled The Believer, singer John Legend and rapper Common speak about how they plan to grow to be legends and kings in what they do (Sing and rap). They mean kings hypothetically of course. They speak in a double entendre. I said before they want to be kings but not Kings as in king of England they mean that they want to be looked up to by everyone else due to the powerful words that they speak. And thus, the moral of this post: Live to be a legend.

Many people tend to live their lives at a limit. For example many people take a job but do not try their hardest to be the best at it to the point where other people look up to them. And personally, I feel as if the reason why many people do not do this is because they are afraid of the conflicts they will attract throughout the process. Many people do not want to fight against the opposition. They would rather limit themselves so they don't have to face it at all. Another example being a personal one: “I have a YouTube channel and it's doing fairly well but once I get a lot higher in subscribers and views I’ll start receiving hate by people who do not agree with what I say, regardless of what my topic is. But when I get to the top, the people who did not agree with me will start looking up to me.” When that sort of thing I mentioned in the example happens, you know you're becoming a legend. But even at the top you will still have some opposition. But your only job is to ignore it, keep your position, and strive to be the best.

Relating back to the song, you have to believe that you're going to get there, otherwise there's no point in trying. Think about it, why have the dream of being the best in what you do only to find that you don't believe in yourself that you can do it? Why bother waste your time not believing in what you think is the best possible outcome in what you do?

For me, I want to be a legendary graphic design artist. I want to work all the way at the top. So high up, that instead of me working under people, people work under me. Sure my work may not be like that of a fellow blogger Khadijah, but I plan to get to the point where I am better even than that. To the point where people see my work in their magazines and I am being paid to do what I love doing. Her work isnt in a magazine as far as I know, but I plan to be the first.

The question of this post is what do you want to be a legend at? 

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Forever

Before reading the rest of this I highly recommend listening to this video and then while reading, listen to it again. The reason I am instructing this is so that you can understand where I'm coming from in this post. Your mind will be immersed in the atmosphere that the music conveys.

Now. The title of the video is called "Forever Begins" it's a song by the artist named Common.

This song inspires me to write this because the whole purpose of the song, the central theme of the song is that although things might seem gone (people too), they still exist/live on forever. Now this means that whether you've lost a loved one, don't think that they are gone forever because they live  on through memories, songs, words, or pretty much any way that makes you think of them.

A second meaning and a personal inspirational thing I got out of this song is that basically they (Common and his father Lonnie Lynn) are talking about how forever begins when things you do, say, or think about become so common and normal to you that they become real. Not real in the sense that they manifest themselves in physical form, hypothetically speaking of course. Now I realize that this may not make much sense so here is an example: A loved one was lost years ago but because you've been thinking about them for so long, it almost feels as if they never passed in the first place. Or another example would be: You put so much work in making your company, or work stand out that even when   that company or work doesn't exist anymore, it is still having an influence on every new job you get or new business that relates to it.

And this brings me to my final thought. The reason for this blog, the reason why I titled this blog "My Finding Forever" is because I am searching for my true forever. I am searching for what I will do in the future that will have such an impact on my life and others that when I am gone and that job, or deed is over, it will have a lasting impact on humanity.

What is your forever? Have you found it? Why is it your forever?