DJ Khaled’s rise to popularity on Snapchat is fueled by his motivational messages, he calls them “keys to success.” Sure some of these keys are just silly jokes, but I truly feel Khaled is keeping it real most of the time. He is fully aware he has become a meme and cashed in on it with his We The Best online shop. The store sold out of product after just one week of being live.
Khaled loves to talk about “They.” He says things like, “They don’t want you to win”, “They don’t want you to eat”, “They don’t want you to have success” or “watch out for They“. They have become the world’s biggest group of haters. Clearly in order for you to become successful in life, you have to know how to handle They. But I’m about to reveal a real key about They.
“They” first exists inside of YOU. Sure there are real haters in the world (trust me, I know), but the biggest hater is self-doubt.
I spoke to a friend this morning about his writing skills. He read a paragraph to a book idea, and immediately scrapped it, even after I told him I loved it. So, I asked him why? His excuse was that nobody would like it. He said things like “I don’t have the right skills”, etc. Sounds to me like they got to your head. He is not alone, people tend to create this false group of haters in their head, seeing a bad outcome before one even exists. Unaware by doing that they are actually attracting it.
I happened to be listening to DJ Khaled snaps at the time and told my friend to look along with me. He clearly wasn’t ready to deal with the haters in the real world, if he hadn’t dealt with the ones in his mental yet. We should aspire to be like DJ Khaled, and openly declare war on They. Openly go at that hating ass conscious in your head sabotaging you before you can even start. Because even if you did start, you’d do a weak job.
There is nothing wrong with being your biggest critic, but there is everything wrong with being your biggest hater. So make They real. Make They more than just a voice in your head. Make them your first enemy you defeat, so you can journey the pathway to success with complete confidence.
This is another case of Hip Hop culture being a great teacher. Haters is always the topic of discussion. Every rapper has “haters” but there ain’t enough haters in the world to give to every rapper. These haters don’t exist. They are a figment of the imagination. They are in each rappers mind to giving them motivation, and something to fight against.
So learn from this and let it help you become a dope entrepreneur, because that’s the last thing They want you to be.