This coming week, I want you to evaluate your current situation whether it be financial, educational, emotional, whatever really and ask yourself does this make me happy. I didn't say, okay or alright, or it pays the bills. I said ask yourself does this make me happy. And if the answer is no, fix it. Now, I know you want to pull out your inner Kanye and scream, 'You ain't got the answers Sway,' but hear me out. We live on a hamster wheel that consists of 1 year, 12 months, 1 month, 4 weeks, 1 week, 7 days, 1 day, 24 hours, 1 hour, 60 minutes, 1 minute, 60 seconds, 1 second that all leads to right now. This moment that you are in and occupying, what will you do with it? What will your seconds manifest to? What will your minute look like? How will you spend your hour? Where will the time go? January is almost over and it feels like he year just started. That's how quickly time moves and we all know time waits for no one. So what are you going to do and will it make you happy?
We spend a lot of time as adults tolerating certain things because we are taught to conform and deal. Life's not fair so suck it up! We suck up so many bad things and negative energy that reflects on our lives and the way we feel about it. Our happiness is the last thing we pay attention to and when it comes to love we cite down everything but ourselves. So now I ask again, what you're doing, does it make you happy, or are you just tolerating it? It's been said it's best to have a high tolerance but what if I said it's better to not? What if I said it's best to know yourself and to go for your purpose and to cut off anything and anyone that derails that process? What if I said that your time is precious and not everyone should have access to it? What if I said go for your purpose and never look back?
We all have that one dream that we've held on to for so long and if we had an x-ray on our brain there's probably a permanent imprint of what that dream looks like in the brain tissue. You probably haven't pursued it because you're busy. You have bills. You have kids. You're in school. You have a job. And the list goes on and on and one. But the real reason is you're stopping yourself. Why? Because you're scared to fail. But real failure is to have never tried. So you've been content with just keeping that dream a dream and using the daily hustle to just "make it" as a substitute for pursuing your dream into a reality. But time is ticking.
At first, you won't hear it, like a biological clock for women. But as time keeps going and the seconds keep rolling into years the tick gets louder. Soon it's an irritating buzzing sound then it's a boisterous siren irking your last nerve but you can't turn it off. Why? Because it's in your head. It's your thoughts hidden in your subconscious pressing on the fact that you never went for your purpose. You never at least tried. You'll end up doing everything to avoid it but finally, you'll give in and settle for a mid-life crisis which should accurately be labeled, playing catch up because that's what you'll be doing. At 40, you'll be trying to do all the things you wish you did. You'll be trying to compete and make up for lost time but time wasn't lost, you were. Lost in titles and Society Confines. Now you see the errors of your way but it's too late now, opportunities are lost. So the best you can settle for is almost, but not quite there. You're capable of doing whatever you wanted to do, just you won't be able to start at the same level as you could have if you did it years prior. Something like when middle-aged adults go "back to school" and they feel like an oddball in a class full of youngbloods young enough to be their child. When the most stressful thing for the youngin that weekend is finding the right club outfit and for middle-aged person it's if they have enough money for the mortgage. Yeah, different playing field. You don't want this trust me because that could have been me if I didn't pursue my book MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN CHILD to be released Valentines Day. I was worried about titles and not my happiness. I didn't have a purpose when I started writing but my the second revision I had a vision. And by the last edit, I had a purpose.
So, get up, get out, and do something. Don't let the days of your life pass you by. Don't spend all your time tryna get by. How will you make it if you don't ever try? Because you and I have a purpose, you and I.
Be Entertained. Be Enlightened. Be Loved. ✌