“The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves. They want to be 50 Cent or someone else. They do what everyone else does even if it doesn’t fit where and who they are. But you get nowhere that way; your energy is weak and no one pays attention to you. You’re running away from the one thing that you own – what makes you different.”
- Quote by 50 Cent
3 Motivational Keys to 50 Cent's Success:
50 Cent Allowed The Competition To Drive Him, Which Motivated Him To Hustle Hard:
50 Cent began boxing around the age of 11 and even competed in the Junior Olympics. Here is where he learned his exceptional work-ethic, he states, "I was competitive in the ring and hip-hop is competitive too... I think rappers condition themselves like boxers, so they all kind of feel like they're the champ.” Not only was he competitive in boxing, he had to be competitive on the street in the drug game to earn his piece of the pie, these street smarts made him rise against the hip-hop greats later in the rap game. 50 Cent went from the bottom of the bottom to the top of the top without ever getting a "real" job. His mom was a drug-dealer, who passed away when he was only 8, 50 Cent then started dealing drugs when he was 12 years old while living with his grandparents. He didn't start rapping until he was 21, and finally hit the limelight years later, his self-motivation allowed him to persevere. However, he never worked any "small-time" jobs. Here's a quote that represents his mentality "I don’t think it makes me a role model. I think it makes me inspiring. Cause I’m from the bottom I think they look at me and go ‘well, if he made it, I can make it.'"
In The Book 50th Law, Robert Greene States 50 Cent Has What is Known As Intense Realism, No Fear:
His dark past (which includes being shot 9 times, drug-dealing, and being in and out of jail) has caused him to be completely aware in every situation, which allows him to use keen observation and bold decision making skills in every venture he partakes. In his book, The 50th Law, bestselling author Robert Greene explains how he uses “intense realism” as a way to negotiate; 50 can walk into any situation whether it’d be a business meeting, or a meeting with other hip hop artists, and be so in the moment that no one would sense any fear or excitement from him. This lack of fear makes him instantly stand out.
50 Cent Literally Learned From The Best, And Let Go Of The Rest:
50 Cent learned from the greats and let go of the rest. He got introduced to Jam Master Jay, a legend in the hip hop game, who taught him a variety of musical skills such as counting bars and creating melodies. Having a mentor like Jam Master Jay put life in perspective for 50. He then got signed, and learned from artists Eminem & Dr. Dre. He was able to see how good life can be, as opposed to how it was. Not only that, 50 Cent states in a video that his grandpa used to tell him “you’ll be as successful as the motherf****as you hang out with for no reason” and 50 says that “If you spending your day talking to a n***a who ain’t got nothing going on, what the f**k kind of information can he offer you?”
“Most people can’t handle boredom. That means they can’t stay on one thing until they get good at it. And they wonder why they’re unhappy.” - Quote by 50 Cent
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