Take 3 – Vent XXX

ACTION!

1st time didn’t work, 2nd time was supposed to be the charm, but it did you more harm than good. 3rd time around now, you’ve analyzed the situation, you’ve taken a couple of deep breaths and no you’re finally prepared to take another leap of faith into an unknown abyss. That’s the point of life, isn’t it? To explore in the areas of the unknown to see what you discover? I’ve been that person who was skeptical of my future if I didn’t do certain things, but based on recent knowledge and experiencing new things, there really is nothing left to lose at this point. I have to take a shot, I have to take a risk, and as Big Sean said a while ago: Got goals, got dreams, I’m infatuated with nice things… these are my desires, wants and needs.” We all want something in this life, but we have to fall down a couple of times to get back up. It takes longer for many to get back up, but the point is – you get back up.

Aaliyah said it best, did she not?

If at first you don’t succeed, dust yourself off and  try again

Are you listening out there? Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth, being projected by your screen, as you take it in to your subconscious? I hope so, because I do preach this often (it runs in the family, don’t mind me), but you have to sometimes learn how to fall on your face hard enough so that when you resume your climb to the top, it’s with a more focused and driven YOU! We all struggle, nothing’s impossible, and when it seems like you’ve tried your best and nothing seems to work in your favour, remember this: Donald Trump went bankrupt 3 times…look where he is. You have to fail in order to see what success looks and feels like. I’m still on my way there, and trust me…it’s not easy, but nothing in life is. It’s not supposed to be. I’m just a student of this game.

3 takes is usually the minimum (unless you’re perfect the first time) to shoot a certain scene or a particular shot in television or a movie. They say 3, because it gives you a variety of things to look at and focus on when you’re putting it together. Whenever you watch an interview or TV show, there are usually 3 primary focuses on the subjects: The Interviewer, the interviewees, and a wide shot of the two. Now, you’re sitting there on the couch (wait..wrong..) you’re reading this and you’re saying ‘what’s the point of this?’ The point is that you have to look at situations (not all of the time) from three different perspectives to get the bigger picture. Isn’t there the saying ‘there are 3 sides of a story:Yours, Theirs and the Truth? The same thing applies. Look at it like this: What do you want? When do you want it? What are you doing to get there?

There was a phrase I learned 2 years ago and it went like this: If your ‘Why’ is big enough, then the ‘How To’ doesn’t matter. I may have messed that up, it’s been a while, but the point is, if you have a big enough reason to become big or to make a lot of money or to achieve a goal you’ve wanted to for the longest time, it won’t matter how it gets done, because you already have put it out there that you have a strong reason for going after what you want in the first place. Right? Right.

I’m not here to tell you how to live your life, because no one can tell you how to live your life: It just means well to help those that need it. Everyone knows someone who’s going through some struggles, so be empathetic and let them know that it’s never too late. It really isn’t. You see grown ass..I mean GROWN ASS people all in school in their 50s and 60s because they still had unfinished goals. Never too late to achieve them. Just live your life and believe in yourself. It’s necessary and elementary. You don’t need me to tell you that, but I just did. Why? Because that’s just what I do. Like they say in TV and Film, when all of the takes are over and done with, THAT’S A WRAP!

That’s My Word & It STiXX

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