I woke up yesterday morning and looked at the clock which read 5:00 a.m. I instantly got an attitude because I had just looked at the same clock 30 minutes ago and it said 1:30 a.m. I don't know if it was daylight savings or someone stealing time but 5:00 a.m. came too soon, and on this day I wasn't having it. So I turned on my back, looked at the ceiling and declared that I wasn't doing any work that day. I was staying in the bed until about 12:15 p.m., and then I would binge watch all the shows I've missed.
Content with my spontaneous decision, I turned on my radio to get a little news and laughter from the Tom Joyner Morning Show. When I turned the radio on, Tom was interviewing Oprah Winfrey about the season two premier of her television series Greenleaf. I was listening to how perky Oprah sounded for an early morning that I was not fond of. Then with her bubbly voice she said, "Tom, I'm out here working like the rent is due!" I laughed along with Tom and the crew. Then I abruptly stopped laughing. All of a sudden I felt like that joke was on me. "Hold on, I can't afford to be laughing at/with Oprah," I thought. "If she is out here grinding like her rent is due, then who am I to be chilling in this bed like my rent isn't?"
I then got out the bed, got my mind right, and hit the ground running that morning. I was reminded that hard work doesn't stop for those who want to reach certain heights. You get back what you put out. And if OPRAH is still putting out tons of effort, then I have no excuse.
I know we all get tired at times (and we should take a break every so often), but if we keep going during those difficult times then we will only build endurance. So the next time we feel like stopping, let's remember - Oprah is still out here working like her rent is due and it probably isn't.....but most of ours really is. Let's get like Oprah.
Peace and Hustle,
- Lil Oprah