Here’s a little something for you to think about. That is if it describes your situation.

In order to become successful, you need three things.

These are the words of the rap star/ film mogul, Curtis Jackson III, most of you know him as 50 Cent. Like some of you, Curtis (50 Cent) Jackson III lived a struggled life, being abandoned by his father at birth, and growing up in a broken family. His mother had him early as a teenager and was killed in her twenties, leaving Jackson spending his teenage years without a family to support him.

Some of you can identify with some or most the same type of story and, Jackson decided to do what most of you did, turn to sell drugs in order to support himself and his lifestyle. He also took up boxing and has claimed that the focus and determination it required was instrumental in his future success. Arrested in high school, he was sent to a military camp to improve his behavior. The exact opposite took effect. He turned to rapping, sensing that it was the best way for him to leave a life spent on the streets. Does this sound familiar?

Some of you believe that you’ll just do this long enough to come up, then get out the game and build your musical career, but it doesn’t always work out like you plan does it? As a matter of fact, you’re still trying to come up, huh? Well, let me encourage you not to give up. I don’t know exactly how you’re going about it but use wisdom. Maybe selling is not for you. Maybe there is another direction for you to go in. Either way, remember what 50 Cent says.

You must have:

  • Intelligence
  • Vision and ambition
  • Hustle

It doesn’t take a genius to know what intelligence is, but for those who don’t, it is the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills. 

Vision is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom, and Ambition is the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Lastly, Hustle means to have the courage, confidence, self-belief, and self-determination to go out there and work it out until you find the opportunities you want in life.

This is what gave him his success. What will your story say?

Information from successstory.com, Top 23+ Famous Rappers List|Famous People

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