We all have our opinions when it comes to music and artists, but when it comes down to respecting someone for mastering his craft, my hat goes off to Drake.
It's by no accident that he's been crowned the “6ix God.”
On his way to the top, Drake's learned a thing or two about life, and he's always using his music and interviews to pass along these lessons.
Here are six insightful Drake quotes that you should live by:
It's all about confidence.
If you don't believe in yourself, no one else will.
Confidence comes from owning what you've got.
We've all got our imperfections, but that's what makes us special.
If you really want to separate yourself from the rest, you can't rely on the validation of others, either.
That's because most people's opinion are not even their own; they're just a reflection of society's views.
You can't ask for the herd's approval if you want to distinguish yourself from it.
Everyone can talk a big game, but the main difference between being good and great is taking action.
Yeah, it's very exciting talking about our dreams, but all that excitement will turn into disappointment if we don't take action.
On the flip side, you have to be very aware of the big game talked by others.
Don't expect much from anyone because promises are broken more often than not.
If you want to get something done, do it yourself, quietly.
We all have expectations about the journeys we're supposed to take.
Along these ideal journeys, we hit obstacles and take detours.
Instead of stressing over these so-called setbacks, we can actually learn a lot from them.
Maybe we keep taking the same detours because deep down, we want things we aren't chasing.
Maybe we have the wrong destinations in mind.
Keep your values in check and stay true to them.
We live in a world where the wrong things are valued.
People do whatever it takes to own the nice cars and big homes, even when it comes at the expense of others.
But what's the point of owning a Ferrari if you don't have your number one friend sitting in the passenger seat?
And if you've been wronging everyone on your way to owning your $10 million mansion, who's going to show up to your pool party?
Don't let the fear of failure hold you back from going big.
Failure is only what you perceive it to be.
You may not get what you set out for, but you'll always be guaranteed wisdom along the way.
A truly successful person can look beyond the labels and appreciate the hard work of someone else, even if he or she doesn't have the same fruits to show for it.
At the end of the day, you do what you do for you.
Keep your conscious clear, and never hold back.
The grind is all-consuming.
You have your head down, trudging through the snow.
Before you know it, you've missed the perfect white Christmas.
Make sure you appreciate the struggle and the people by your side who are pushing you toward your dream.
Amen, Drake. Amen.