Lauryn, Chrisette, Erykah, Little Dragon, some people I’ve truly admired in music (and basically every 90’s artist). The way the industry is going it seems like music is dying I find myself everyday more and more uninspired to make new music until I went back recently and indulged in some GOOD music. It made me realize it doesn’t have to be dead, there are still people creating great music and I can still be be one of them. My life in LA has been a bit of a roller coaster to say the least with constant changes, obstacles, and battles but OMG am I going to be such a strong person after going through this.
My favorite sermon by far was by TD Jakes recently where he basically stated how we want the final destination without understanding there is a journey to get there. There is a process and sometimes it hurts, it’s hard, it’s discouraging but if you can get through it then God will reward you for it. And sometimes the end result isn’t exactly how you imagined but it’s still where you should be.
Another point I loved is why do you want whatever goal or dream we’re working for? Is it ego driven or for a greater purpose. Its good to evaluate these things to makes sure you’re on the right path.
I’m currently working through some big changes, emotional and career wise and everyday I remind myself not to be discouraged because it is part of my journey my story and will only make achieving my goals that much sweeter. So if your feeling discouraged like me, please remember to stay positive, a negative mind will never generate positive results. What you imagine will come to fruition as long as you believe and work towards it. Our timeline is not God’s timeline so just because it hasn’t happened when you thought it should doesn’t mean it won’t.
Life is not the easiest thing but if we forget to be happy in the moment we will really let all these years pass us by and never remember to be grateful everyday that we woke up and have the ability of choice. You have a choice to be happy to make a change and to fight and work for what you believe in so even though there are days I want to crawl under a rock, I let the sun shine on my face and express gratitude for the journey.
Reading this post was right on time! I seriously needed to hear these words. The exerpt from TD Jakes you shared was my favorite part. Ive been so down on myself lately because Im graduating soon thinking whats next but this post and these words were encouraging at a time i needed it the most. I hope you feel better. Although you too is feeling discouraged I hope you feel better soon and know you are super inspirational to myself and Im positive to others. I see you and recognize your growth, keep up the good work.
Thank you so much love, that means a lot to me! I’m so glad these words could help you too!