when you have a talent,
and people recognize you for it,
that can start to raise your self esteem.
“they like me!
they really really like me!”
once that happens,
you start building the momentum to achieve more.
this is what happens to successful people.
“the a list”.
the d list of folks start believing their own hype.
i have met a ton of “everyone” as i have maneuvered in this game.
from a to z list.
without a doubt the:
reality show instafamers
boasty socialite bloggers
mixtape/ep chitlin circuit contenders
attentionisto/ista instagram irrelevants
new money pineapple and pineapplettes
…have theeeeeeeee nastiest attitudes.
they believing their own hype.
they start throwing shots at everyone,
acting like they are better than you,
and basically losing all their humility because of a tiny bit of fame.
in this new realm of “look at me/i’m the shit”,
where its easy to get attention because you have no talent at all,
i had to wonder…
Why are people falling victim to their own hype?
so one of my readers hit me up this morning.
they alerted me that the blatino awards were handed out.
here was me:
“how do you feel?
you are so much better than them?”
now if i believed my own hype,
i would have started trashin’ the other bloggers in my category.
listen “b scott” is a much bigger name than “jamari fox”.
he was on the bet awards for goodness sakes.
of course he would win.
plus i didn’t campaign for the award.
i wrote that ( x one entry ) that i was nominated and moved on.
i can’t be mad i didn’t win if i didn’t put in the effort.
its just not my time to win an award.
the way how i see it is this.
you can either be one of three people:
a) the person who work hard and naturally gains success
b) the person who expects to be worshiped because they work hard
c) the person who gets worshiped for doing nothing at all
i would rather be a.
likeeeee i didn’t start bloggin’ to win awards.
don’t get me wrong because awards are nice things to show “ive made it”.
i came into this game because i have a voice.
i wanted people to hear what i had to say.
leonardo docaprio has never won an oscar.
he puts his all into his performances,
yet the academy snubs him every year.if he believed his own hype,
i’m sure he would call them out (a la kanye west).
no one wants to be kanye west.
it hasn’t stopped leo from making really good movies.
even if he is not recognized,
he is a household name with a ton on money and boatload of bitches.
thats how i choose to live.
you should as well.
thank you to my little 4% who voted for me.
you all made the effort and that is the blessing all in itself.