Saturday, April 3, 2010

Thought of the moment - Tia

Yesterday morning while preparing to spend an ignorant amount of time in the car I found myself listening to Tyler Perry on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. They were taking calls from listeners and one particular call stood out from the rest. It wasn't so much the caller's question, rather it was Tyler Perry's response.

The caller began by running down all the things that TP has his hands in: production company, new movie, two shows on TBS (Which I think now stands for Tyler Bought this Station because clearly he is running things over there.) and his own talk show. The caller then asked, "When do you take time for Tyler." Tyler's response was fantastic. I'm paraphrasing but this is what he said, "I'm not really thinking about that right now. I'm just going to ride this train until it stops. I remember what it was like to not have anything. So now that I have so much going on I'm going to work as long as I can."

Yes...and AMEN....

I have been saying for years: Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do. TP did what he had to do to get out of poverty and homelessness so that now he does what he wants to do. But I realized there's a part two to that. Once you're doing what you want to do, you have to keep doing it until you can't do it anymore. I'm sure that it's easy to become successful and then sit back and rest on your laurels. But to maintain that level of success, you can not stop. At least not for very long...

Yes, with success comes an enhanced level of comfort, but don't let that comfort lull you into a false sense of security. There is always more to do. We have not been put on this earth to be stationary for very long. We gotta keep it moving.

Proverbs 24: 33-34 - A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man.

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