What everone need Try for it
"Thuggin for life and if you right then nigga die for it Let them other brothers try, at least you tried for it."
– 2pac – Ambitionz az a Ridah
Try for it
What is stopping you? This is an honest question. For me it was the fear of success and the fear of failure. It was a matter of being caught up in the moment, doubting my own abilities, underestimating my own abilities, using an excuse of having priorities ahead of what I really wanted to do in life.
The question often asked but seldom answered is: Would what you’re doing now be the same and mean the same if you only had 24 hours to live? For most people, 99% of what they are doing wouldn’t mean jack. So the next question is: how do you know you don’t have 24 hours to live? You don’t. Just ask all the people who went to work the morning of September 11th 2001.
For me, what I would be doing is writing this post. Not for me only, but mainly for my kids, my family and the rest of the world. The rest of the BS that is going on in my life right now wouldn’t mean jack to me. I would write a post titled “Try for it.” That post would say “Try for it.”
Ninety-nine percent of what we do won’t mean anything in a few years. Honestly, what is stopping you from living your dreams? Bills? If you died tomorrow, would you really give a damn if Visa or Mercedes Benz got their monthly check? Would you care if your mortgage got paid? Would you care that Sally laughed at you in the 3rd grade? Would you care if you got fired from your job? IF you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re already as good as dead.
Try for it
While you still have 24 hours left, you may as well make the most of it. Tomorrow is not promised. What is stopping you from asking that girl out? What is stopping you from making that connection with your dad? What is the worst that could happen? They laugh at you? They spit on you? Your banker tells you that you don’t have enough money? Oh well, you may check out tomorrow anyway.
For many years of my life, and still up to a point, it was all about making money and doing what I could to survive. Well, this may come as a news flash, but ultimately, everybody is going to pass away. You are not going to be here forever, at least not in this form. Eventually, everything material you worked for is going to be gone. That house that you spent 30+ years paying for…gone, that $100,000 BMW…gone, all your clothes….gone, nothing material you possess will last forever. So, if nothing material lasts forever, why are you spending 8+ hours per day collecting stuff that is going to pass away anyway? This is not to say that you should not strive to have material stuff; it is to say that material stuff is not the end all. Do something today that if you did died tomorrow, the world would be a much better place because of you.
Start living life right now. Go for what you want in life. Contribute to the betterment of the human race. If you don’t succeed — oh well, at least you tried for it. And there’s nothing stopping you from trying again in the 24 hours you currently have!!!
Get out there and Try for it.