Let’s stress the importance of staying in your own LANE, meaning worrying less about what other people has going on, because the successes or failures of others benefit you. On their accolades they aren’t going to mention you as a contributor just for being a witness to watching them succeed, so learn to focus on you and stay in your own lane. But know when it’s necessary to go into others lane because it takes some switching of lanes to get a head sometimes. Switching lanes is networking and knowing when to ask for help; so someone can let you in their lane. Find the right lanes to switch into because switching over in others lanes don’t always get you ahead but don’t be afraid not too, because a leap of faith is needed when moving forward.
In order to succeed it takes a certain amount of confidence. Let’s think about this, before any great musician, or dancer, or doctor became the best in their field they had to place a certain of amount of confidence in themselves in order to believe they could.
3 Confidence Boosters
Go the extra mile: Take some extra time in the morning when you get dress, where you have to say to yourself before anyone else gets a chance, “You look good!” Don’t always look for validation from others to like your look, when you love it, that love radiates and people can feel your confidence in yourself and they too will love it.
Be prepared: Jennifer Lopez once noted that she is insecure when she isn’t prepared. When you aren’t prepared for your tasks you aren’t at your very best. You feel inferior to the others around you whom are more knowledgeable. You aren’t as confident as you would be if you were prepared and eventually it shows.
Fake it until you make it: You can’t prepare for every single thing or know every single thing you should know. But even if you don’t, show a little confidence in your voice, people will most likely believe you or respect you for not cracking under pressure when you didn’t know something. As the saying goes dazzle them with brilliant or bethel them with BS (Bull sh*t).
A remarkable story by Eric Thomas, life changing motivation is what this is. Watch it as many times as you need to. Thomas lets us know we have to want our success; no one can want it for us. Thomas being homeless to becoming a college graduates now going to get his PHD.
“To be able at any moment, to sacrifice who you are for what you will become.”-E.T
“The time you use on your cell phone, you can use to be successful, when your cell phone brings you nothing but a bill.” -E.T
“When you want to be successful as bad as you want to breathe, then you’ll be successful”. –E.T
“Pain is temporary… At the end of pain is success”-E.T
“WORK HARD, AND YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER IT IS THAT YOU WANT!”-E.T
Focus is where we chose to put most of our attention, whether it’s writing a book, acting, sports, school, rapping, singing, or number of active things. A lot of times people choose to focus on the highest level they can reach, when they are just starting out. Those people start out focusing on the successes they could reach. But when instead the focus should be on mastering your craft and doing what you love. And eventually the rest will come. Often times when people go in with the wrong focus, they don’t get the results they were looking for.For example, people pursue a rapping career just to get the advertised “rapper’s life style” of money, jewelry, women, and cars. And not joining because it’s truly what they love but they just want the successes. It’s great to aim high but whatever you do make sure your doing it for the right reasons, because that’s what matters in the long run and what helps you get longevity.