If you want to be successful, you have to understand one thing about wanting to become successful.
In 1991 I was sleeping in my car, I had $35 to my name, everything I had could fit into two bags. I started talking to God about my dreams… Fast forward, out of nowhere I get a call from The Apollo asking me to come on the show. That same night I met D.L. Hughley, and Jamie Foxx for the first time. We were all comedians that went on that night. This is my Apollo story and how I became the host. This was my turnback moment.
Everybody has a turn back moment, it’s the moment you can either go forward or give everything up. There’s one guarantee if you give up it will never happen. Faith is everything, God is always on time, he’s never too late.
Do you know that you can’t think of something that can’t happen? You know, it’s impossible to think of the impossible? So, if you think it is possible… and if you live your life in possibilities. Instead of probabilities, you have a greater chance of happiness. Never live your life in probability.
What are you waiting for? If you don’t jump you can’t be successful!
The possibilities in your life are endless.
If you don’t have what you want in life just check yourself… is it written anywhere? Have you claimed it? Have you laid it in faith? Have you willed it into existence? “If it is written so shall it be.” That is a principle of success, you have to have a vision board.
Even I, with all God, has blessed me with I still have visions, “a man without a dream or vision shall perish.”
Life ain’t luck. Life is hard work, faith, and grace. Faith without works is dead. You just keep the faith and work hard. Then ask God for as much grace as he can give you.
There is a blessing behind everything and pain always leaves a gift. Somebody gave me a plaque that said…”Don’t worry about the people that God has removed from your life. He saw things you didn’t see. He heard conversations you couldn’t hear and he made moves you wouldn’t make.” And that’s it.
Most people don’t want the responsibility of being a leader, but let me tell you the consequences of being a follower. As a follower, you just go along with whatever… Do you know how many adjustments you have to make as a follower?
I’ve had a lot of downs in my life. How did I keep the faith?
1. I know from living that if you quit, whatever you’re trying to accomplish – if you quit that’s a guaranteed failure.
2. Make sure that your dreams, your aspirations, and goals are so big that it wakes you up in the middle of the night.
I’ve never wanted anything regular, I have always wanted to have an exceptional life. Condition your mind, being successful requires it.