Five Days of 5 Quotes — Day 4

It’s Day 4 of the Five Days of 5 Quotes and gee, time does fly fast during the week — It’s damn Thursday!

Every day I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you all and connecting with you on a deeper level.

Todays quotes are a mixture of different viewpoints from various people about chasing your dreams and some of the emotions you may feel along the way. Enjoy!

Quote #16 — Will Smith

“The point of maximum danger is the point of minimum fear”

Will Smith captures taking risks and the balance of fear perfectly in this quote. Fear often stops us from doing things that sometimes may really push forward our development. When faced with the prospect of doing something which invokes fear, our natural human emotions are guarding us from a potential danger, which at that point in time is usually the point of minimum danger, as no action has yet been taken.

When we do take that step, the leap of faith, in fact we should no longer be fearful, as we have already taken that step forward to facing the task at hand — when we do this our minds should abolish the fear and work through it rather than be scared by the task.

In all honesty, I think there is more to this quote than meets the eye — which I haven’t fully grasped yet. I do like the way it sounds and I am sure I’ll learn to understand its true meaning in due time.

Quote #17 — Good Friend of Mine

“Vibe attracts tribe”

This is the shortest quote within my book containing a very powerful message.

When me and a friend of mine were at a conference meeting people from other countries, the aura that he created naturally attracted a lot of great people for us to form a group with.

By creating an energy, being your true self and having fun along the way, it really does attract others to join you on your journey. People want to be around you if you give off the right energy. Some of these people become part of your work team, some become your friends and if you’re lucky your energy will attract a lifetime partner.

Be yourself, be positive and you will attract great like-minded people.

Quote #18 — Francis Kong

“Judge your worth from who you are becoming”

Often we find ourselves judging, even when we dont mean to be. We can be so critical of ourselves — we can compare ourselves today and where we want to be in the future and instantly get caught up in a bundle of emotions. For some the difference between today and where you want to be is fuel to their fire, while for other it beats them down and takes away their spirit.

The quote is great reminder to look up often and remember the person you are trying to be. The reason we work towards something, is because it will put us in a better stead than where we are now — be inspired by this person and picture yourself at your destination. This is the only way we should judge ourselves, not from comparing to anyone around us, comparing to billionaires or listening in life to people who bring you down.

Quote #19 — Drake (Lose You Lyric)

“How you forget to fill up with gas on the road to riches?”

What I saw in this quote is something different to what I believe Drake wanted to portray, but nonetheless the message is similar.

I strongly believe in the power of rest and recovery, and in the best way humans know how to do this — SLEEP! We should be aiming to get some rest consistently every night to recharge our brains. If you’re not getting enough sleep, or feel like you’re super human and can get “away” with it — I highly recommend you read “Why we sleep” by Matthew Walker, it will drastically change your perception on sleep with some real hard hitting facts.

Wherever or whatever our “road to riches” is, we are all human and need to recharge to be able to perform our best. Dont compromise on sleep if you have the choice, and if you dont have the choice — then make it so that it can be!

Quote#20 — Drake (0 to 100 / The Catch Up Lyric)

“Imagine how it feel to watch another n — a at the top
You know that if you wasn’t you, you would be dissin’ you, dawg
Damn, okay, from that perspective
I see what you’re talkin’ ‘bout, no way to soften that
’Cause me, I was tryna find out where I lost ’em at
But maybe I ain’t lose ’em at all
Maybe I keep movin’ forward and they’re just stagnant
They ain’t movin’ at all”

This is a really deep verse from one of my favourite tracks from Drake. It talks about how we see others and how other see us on our path to success.

Think about how we often look at others, and I’ll use the classic example of billionaires and consider how they are “lucky” or did unjust things to get to where they were. Seems plausible and in some cases its quite true, but in reality this is a stereotype humanity has cast on them and people who are deemed “successful” by common culture.

When we idolise their success, we often find reasons and excuses why we are not at the same place as them — even though we all write our own story and each story and timing is different. Dont judge others, be happy for them, be inspired by them, and when you’re at the top one day, dont forget to be humble and spread the love.

The other key point Drake conveys here is when you become different to the people who you used to be “normal” to you, it could mean that you have outgrown them. If you’re progressing, but you’re peers or colleagues aren’t then you’re not in the right room of people. You should always aim to be the sponge in the room, you should always aim to be looking forward and not looking backward asking or even questioning why others are the same and you’ve progressed.

Keep moving forward and dont let others drag you back!

(This is post 8/100 for my #100daychallenge — let me know what you think so far)

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