Ph. Design Scene
“A Bawse understands that there is a cost to protecting your vision.” -Lilly Singh
What that cost is the mental affect it has on those who have been told, “No,” “delusional,” “should have a plan B,” or “have a backup in case something goes wrong.”
I’ve been told all those things. Yes it hurt at the time, however I have built my strength from that. It made me stronger. I didn’t believe those people nor did I believe their words. Those words don’t matter to me anymore. As a matter of fact, those words mean nothing to me.
My vision is strong. I’m not going nowhere fast since I am educating myself on the daily by reading books that contribute to what I want to learn. My vision includes ambition, drive, motivation & determination. It’s the vision that pulls me every day, it’s not always the motivation.
There’s also the psychological affect on the mind when told those negative things about one’s vision. It’s as if they are telling you to “drop out” of your dream. Conform to society & choose a normal, regular job & become “average.” F**k all of that. That’s not right for anyone of any nature.
I don’t understand what IS regular, normal nor average. My mind is not part of that lifestyle of doing the same everyday things, being an “everyday” person & going through the same vicious cycle of not doing anything different to change my life. I don’t do “sameness.”
This is not to hate on those who are like that, I’m just saying this is who I am as a person. I’m telling you that I’m part of the kind of creativity that expresses through fashion, dance & what I relate to on my mindset.
Now, in order to protect your vision, you can’t reveal it to everyone. Even if you are superbly proud of your vision like me. I love it. I don’t share with anyone my vision. I’ve said I want to be this and that & told a couple of my friends a project I have in my mind. However, I don’t present my entire vision for my dreams for plans & goals to all those I know personally. I keep that to myself.
“There are two rules in life. 1. Never reveal everything you know.” -Unknown
This post is inspired by Lilly Singh’s book, “How to be a Bawse I am doing a #90DayChallenge for myself that presents what I have learned from her book.