I get inspiration from many places. I studied Nip for years. I respected the way he was business minded and mission focused. When I heard he was no longer in this place I was sad for a moment. Then I remembered what he had done and I decided to celebrate his life instead.
See, most of us live little lives. We let the world and society put limits on us. We let other people control our emotions and reactions to life. Sometimes someone like Nip decides to live big. When I think of his life It reminds me of an excerpt from Common Sense, written by Thomas Paine
I do not choose to be a common man.
It is my right to be uncommon … if I can.
I seek opportunity … not security.
I do not wish to be a kept citizen,
Humbled and dulled by having the State look after me.
I want to take the calculated risk,
To dream and to build. To fail and to succeed.
I refuse to barter incentive for a dole;
I prefer the challenges of life to the guaranteed existence;
The thrill of fulfillment to the stale calm of Utopia.
I will not trade freedom for beneficence
Nor my dignity for a handout
I will never cower before any master
Nor bend to any threat.
It is my heritage to stand erect, proud and unafraid;
To think and act for myself,
To enjoy the benefit of my creations
And to face the world boldly and say:
This, with God’s help, I have done.
All this is what it means to be an Entrepreneur.
R.I.P Nipsey Hussle