Study Hard! – Student Motivation
You know I eventually dropped out of high school I was homeless for about two and a half years You know through education I think is where, you know I got my turnaround, I’m talking about going to school and really learning how to identify my craft how to hone in on my craft and how to sharpen that craft and I realised that my gift wasn’t going to create itself, my gift wasn’t going to nurture itself, my gift wasn’t going to perfect itself, that was something I had to do You have to give it everything you got no more TV no more parties no more playing, if you don’t have a 4.0 what you need to be doing is studying Get off the phone! Sorry I’m not available until the end of this year You’ve reached the right number but you’ve called me at the wrong time I’m about to get busy now! But I dare you to fail in writing for a whole year to see if you can get to the end I dare you to fail I dare you to take that same class over and over again I dare you to stop dropping classes like you soft Most of you won’t be successful because when you’re studying and you get tired, you quit I don’t do well in maths, you’re right! You ain’t never studied! I’m not good at writing. Because you ain’t never written before You can’t get through a writing class and you got tutor after tutor, resource after resource the problem is you ain’t never felt no pain before, your soft it’s a soft generation you quit on everything And if you create a culture of losing if you keep being a victim if you keep letting losing happen to you if you keep letting people do you and treat you any kind of way it’s gonna become a culture There is no excuse for not living up to your fullest potential, no excuse And I stopped being a victim I stopped saying I gotta wait for good things to happen to me and I said I’m gonna grind I’m going to fight, I’m going to work I’m going to press forward I’m going to learn, I’m going to do everything in my power every single day I’m going to do everything in my power to become a victor not a victim You get from being a loser low self-esteem, doubt and fear and if you can find your way on this side guys, it’s sweeter on this side Greatness is about getting better Never settling Never saying, well I got a PHD so I’m finished You know at the end of the day when you lay your head down to sleep You always wanna blame other people You always wanna, you wanna, hold other people to the fire, but you’re not holding yourself to the fire You just said you’re giving 50% You owe you an explanation, you owe you an explanation You need to look at yourself in the mirror and say, “why you only giving 50%? What’s wrong with you? I value myself enough to give 120% or don’t do it And that’s the problem with some of you You’ve never looked at yourself in the mirror and said, “you let you down!” You’ve never, you’re not brave enough You wanna put it on somebody else The reason why I’m not successful is because of my boss Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said “I’m not getting up on time” “I’m not going to work on time” “I’m not putting in 120% when I’m at work” “I let me down” And when you get to the point where you can say you let you down I don’t care, listen to me no disrespect I don’t care about Glen That’s not why I do what I do and I love Glen, I don’t come here and do what I do so Glen can affirm me so he can give me a pat on my back I care more about me, then I care about what Glen thinks about me You need to tell you no more TV no more snacks, no more desserts No more, no, we’re working out now No, no more alcohol, not right now No, I can’t handle it right now You need to tell you that you owe you something!