First thing you should know is, you are the only one that gets to decide whether you succeed or not.
Sometimes instead of working toward pursuing my dreams, I get stuck upset that there aren’t more people out there willing to give me a helping hand.
“If only I knew someone that worked for Hellogiggles.com”
“I wish a YouTuber with a bigger audience would give me a shout out.”
It’s taken a lot of frustrated nights to realize that the only person that gets to decide whether I succeed or not is myself. I decide which steps I take, I decide how hard I fight. I decided when to build my own website and I decide how often I post, I decide whether I’m going to believe in myself or not. The dream becoming a reality is one hundred percent up to me. Sure, there are other variables to consider. People may get in your way, people may bring you down but it is up to YOU whether you stay down or not. Starting your own website is hard work guys! You have buy the domain and get hosting (which are two things I had to google) then you have design it, then you have to decide what the theme of your site is going to be. What is your brand? Who will be your audience?
Then after all of that you have to somehow get people to visit your site. Where are these people? How do you convince them to subscribe to your site? After weeks and weeks of hard work, on a late Wednesday night when you’re catching up on Scandal, the thought finds its way into your brain; “Is this even worth it? Are these just words you are putting on a blank space that no one will ever look at?” So you cry, you doubt yourself, you wish you had a Fairy Godmother and you push through the negativity and force yourself to believe in your dream.
Just like every other time that I’ve doubted myself, Jason Mraz has a way to send out a little motivation right when I need it. So this Music Monday I introduce you to Carry Your Own Weight by Buika ft. Jason Mraz.
Just last week I said that I was in dire need of new Jason Mraz music. Now, granted this isn’t his song, he’s just a featured artist but still! Before I get into the song, I have a couple of questions: Who is Buika and why is this the first time I’m hearing of her? That voice! Talk about chills down my spine.
The combination of Buika and Jason Mraz’s voice is like a sweet escape; their voices help transport you into a world where you undoubtedly believe in yourself. The song has captured the essence of motivation.
Now you can run and you can think
That everybody is gonna give you
What you need but
at the end of the day
You got to Carry Your Own Weight
I realize that I carry a biased opinion about everything that Jason Mraz touches but believe me when I say that this song needs to be in your life. I think Jason Mraz said it best (on Twitter):
Now, go and make your dreams come true!
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