A couple enlightening occurrences happened this past week.
I was given the classic book, from a person of high position, by Steven Covey, The 7 habits of highly effective people
2. Kendrick Lamar's latest album dropped, Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers
Both the book and the album touch on a paradigm shift… In so many words. While the book is more literal, pun intended, Kendrick's album is an amazing body of work that harps on growth and maturity, including even therapy. As someone that continues to strive to be the best possible version of myself at all times, it is occurrences like these that keeps me motivated because they're much needed reminders that let me know I am continuing down the correct path.. even if it is not always the most popular one.
I highly recommend giving the book a read and the album a listen, as they both embody characteristics of Buttawear; the human experience. Understanding and acknowledging the effects of the physical environments, that may not necessarily be in our control, however, also understanding that with proper training and practice, we have the ability to choose a response to said environment and in turn change that environment to a more favorable one. We process the power to create. And thats an amazing thing!
Editor's note: While the song/video chosen is a new piece of work from Kendrick it is not on the aforementioned album above, but the message and visuals are very insightful and thought provoking. I hope you enjoy.:-)