History tells us that whenever the self-proclaimed 6 God, Drake, releases anything -- chaos will ensue. After the infamous Meek Mill beef, the kid has been rolling nonstop. He has stayed on top of mind with award show features, dating rumors, dropping songs and guest appearances. Even when you try to avoid Aubrey Graham, he finds his way into your life. From having an Apple Music video on constant rotation to having a reference in every episode of Issa Rae’s Insecure on HBO, hate it or love it, you have to admit Drake is here to stay.
With the release of his playlist known as More Life, he left the internet shook once again. Even if you thought the “album” sucked, you still listened and talked about it. As a black female millennial in touch with mainstream culture, I LOVE DRAKE. He’s blessed me with a many of turn up songs, going through it moments and countless Instagram captions.
Humbly Talking Your Sh*t
Like many of you reading this, the people that are in my close social circle share a lot of commonalities. One being a love for Drake, but the other is the yearning to be successful in all that we do and having no plans of stopping until we get there. I find myself bragging on my friends more than they do. They don’t want to come off as arrogant, cocky or too into themselves. The thing about our friendship is that I know how hard they work and better yet how dope they are so I will always be indebted as their biggest cheerleader.
This recently happened to one of my good friends Brandon Miller when he was told not promote his businesses because it comes off as arrogance. As knowing the guy personally, I can attest to the fact he knows how to be Great, and how to be GREATful (Note: this does not account for when he gets a fresh cut on Fridays. Goes from 0 to 100 real quick)
I consider humility as one of the biggest attributes to success a person should have, but at some point, you need to be able to be headass, for lack of better term. With the help of Drake lyrics, I crafted a guide to help you understand your success and humbly talk your sh*t.
1. “Being humble doesn’t always work as well as being aware” - "0 to 100"
Be aware of the gifts that you have. At times you will have to toot your own horn to exclaim your dopeness.
2. “When all is said and done, more is always said than done” - "Club Paradise"
We all see a lot of talking paired with minimal to no action. If your actions are going above and beyond your talk, then by all means, you deserve to talk your sh*t.
3. “It’s funny when you coming in first but you hope that you’re last, you just hope that it last.” - "Lust for Life"
Doing well and living your dream can be scary. At some point you hope that you can keep it going. Knowing this keeps your grind in check. You always know your role but you know you are making moves faster than others.
4. “If I was you, I wouldn’t like me either”- Views
As much as you would love to say everyone should like you, life doesn’t work like that. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.
5. “Doing is one thing; Doing it right is a whole different story”- "Preach"
Long story short… everyone ain’t able.
6. “Started from the bottom now I’m here”- "Started From The Bottom"
From the day that you had your first idea, first job, first failure… you have been doing better. Started from the bottom and gained success. Toast to that sh*t. You earned it.
7. “I might be too strung out on compliments, overdosed on confidence. Started not to give a f*ck and stopped fearing the consequence” -"Headlines"
Your joy of doing well can be confused with arrogance, but guess what.. you worked hard for it. You can’t let your light dim in fear of consequences from bystanders.
8. “Should I listen to everybody or myself? Cause myself just told myself. You’re the motherf*cking man, you don’t need no help”- "All Me"
People around you will always lend you advice wanted or not. Humility teaches us that we know all of our success is not on our own, but also from the help given to us. You also know that you have to stand up and tell yourself f*ck this, I got it. Tell them that too.
9. “For all the stunting I’ll forever be immortalized”- "Worst Behavior"
You aren’t doing this for nothing. All this work is to leave your mark. You are responsible for your success and advertising your gifts, business, or venture. if that means it’s considered a stunt…STUNT THEN.
10. “I think I like who I’m becoming” - "Crew Love"
Lastly and most importantly, being comfortable with you who are is a chore. It’s a constant process. It’s in that intersection of your plans and the plans of a higher being that guides your life where you live your best life. That isn’t arrogance, it’s called actualization. It’s part of having peace.
Humbly talking your sh*t isn’t about bragging or acting better than others. It’s somewhere between psychotic and iconic. Somewhere between you want it and you got it. It’s your success. Far from emptiness, it’s about knowing where you were, where you are, and where you are trying to go.
In closing…“Watch out for me…I’m about to glow”