THE STOPS – It’s all about arriving & departing from different states of mind – We’re all in a different place day to day, figuratively & literally. In those moments or locations, we face the troubles of our own mind and those of the world around us. Tune in and hopefully free yourself from your current state of mind. We’ll see you at the bus stops. Stay tuned at www.bywillsmith.com
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Just ride the wave, I say to myself. – As I’ve been making my way through my days, I’ve noticed this surging/wave-like feeling of nostalgia. I’m not 100% sure if it is the shock of becoming a full-time videographer for my city. Or if I should chalk it up to the crazy amount of love & support thrown my way during my recent experience? Does it matter? My answer is “no” of course. I say this because the combination of those sources amounts to something amazing, an even better state of mind. I’ve learned to treat life like a tide and to move with its flow. Don’t second guess the moments of happiness, peace, and self-fulfillment in this world. The tide will always pull away at some point. #bywillsmith
**food for thought**
“One week out of Pratt, when I cashed my first paycheck, I couldn’t believe that I was actually being paid to refine my craft…” – George Lois
“No need to slow down, let the leader lead…” – There is a point when things start to take a turn or swing in momentum. It didn’t really hit me until I was listening to Rakim’s “Follow the Leader”. I was sitting there buttoning up some work and preparing for something. It made realize that you really have to be comfortable with who you are and what you can do. In those moments, you can literally do anything you want to if you don’t forget the endpoint. Your attitude, hard work, and abilities will fill in the gaps.
In all things that are trivial, we can be as spread as the stars. For all things that are real, we must become centralized and burn as bright as the Sun. [Try]. #bywillsmith
Come on don’t fuck up the feng shui – Words to be passed along to a certain person in your screens & feeds. There are sometimes we get the world around us in a decent alignment. Then there are sometimes where we are fighting our asses off to be where we are (at the table fighting like hell). Whether in peace or in conflict, nobody should be content with taking 400 steps backwards to achieve anything. I say all of this to make the point that we were not perfect. It honestly felt like we were at a stand still for the last 2 years. Although, it did always feel like there was a plane somewhere for us to sit down and work together. Unfortunately, now we’re tenants looking for a place to keep the peace. It’s sad to say, but society forgot to pay its rent and now we’re being tested.
It is pretty clear that things ARE going to CHANGE – That’s a very straight forward fact for many people to digest. No matter where you stand on things, it is up to all of us to decide together where this goes. Survival comes from growth. The people have to grow before any institution ever will. ✌️️
“Cannonball off of the porch side. Check the earth at rear view.” – There’s certain moments when you just have to pause mentally & physically. It’s in those moments that you have to be secure with yourself and trust upon your own decisions. When things kick back into speed, just “dive off the porch side”. Enjoy. #bywillsmith
“Fight for survival, but always remember to smile good” – There’s a brighter day outside somewhere. You will fight for every second in said days, but don’t lose focus or go astray. When you open your eyes, put two feet on the ground, say your first words for day, and just remember to “smile good”. I don’t feel like you can see the positivity in the world around you until you create “your own”. Start the day by opening your eyes and “smiling good”. Always feel the light and ask for the sight to see opportunities. Anger and sullen will stop you from seeing the ”better day” in front of you plus those to come. So never let them disturb your vibe.
There’s a price for doing business in this world – In life you get to meet a few people who truly show you what it means to fight for your life. They open your eyes (your mind) to an approach you didn’t see. You begin to see everything inch by inch, but never actually losing sight of the end product. That end product is “life”. A life to fight. A life to explore. A life to create. A life to love. A life to simply live. All you need to remember is to fight for EVERY damn breath. There are no apologies.
His name is Kedrick Harris.
“Don’t be foolish. There’s going to be a fight. Whether it be an internal battle or out in the world, fight for your life”. – This is something that took me forever to wrap my mind around. Life can’t always be in perfect balance, no matter how much effort you exert to make it true. You survive by adjusting how you move, think, and exist with the world. You train yourself to be better than the situations in front of you. You learn skills. You develop a craft. You create a “stronger” life.
He is Kedrick Harris, do not take liberties with his name. He’s been here a 1000 times before… and 1000 more.
It’s instinct to fight for yourself & what you love. Rumble. Don’t be a chump.🖖
Spend every ounce of yourself to find who you are & never let it go.🖖
Don’t let them take your vibe. The can never reach you.
Stop being basic & work obnoxiously hard for what you want.
Even when it’s not in front of you; you move with it. You live with it.
You always have to remember to tell yourself “to laugh that shit off”.