When the beast gets in you, it lives in you. It lives for you. It breathes for you. It becomes a part of everything you do and everything you say. It monitors and maintains your relationships. It knows and only affiliates with similar beasts. It turns down everything that isn’t helping to make it stronger. The beast in you takes no “no’s” for an answer. It breaks all barriers. It loosens all chains and busts out of your comfort zone to take you to heights you’ve never experienced before; heights that only the growing beast can see and feel. The beast is your ride to greatness. It does not develop overnight, though some might love to wish they could microwave a beast – and you could, but those beasts never last!
I was 12 years old when I saw a miniature beast on television, one that I could actually relate to. She was young, a future role model and was mimicking what I thought I’d be doing for the rest of my life. As a child growing up, I saw beasts before this one, and there were surely plenty who tried their hardest to be just as beasty – but wouldn’t or couldn’t. I remember being late to my homeroom class in middle school because I wanted to watch the “No, No, No” video on BET before I left my house. Today in 2014, that beast is probably the biggest it’s EVER been, has gained “Superpowers,” and can’t be broken down – because it’s a certified “Soldier.” It’s crossed countless boundaries and has taken its career beyond expectations. It’s broken some hearts, connected others, created a family of solid supporters and has built an unstoppable empire of all things beast-like. Everything, every single challenge and circumstance has only made this beast stronger over time; because the beast in you doesn’t allow you to breakdown, it forces you to break away and stand stronger like no one has ever shown you. Everything this beast has endured has encouraged her and fueled her in ways that only a beast knows to be imaginable. That beast in her never settled for less and only envisioned higher and higher from there. When that kind of beast gets in you, exposes your potential and makes you work harder (challenging every fiber of your existence), you wouldn’t be able to turn away if you wanted to. It takes over. It controls. It takes you, “a little too far,” for your own good.
There is no success without consistency, hard word and struggles. Are you feeding your beast?
*A firm supporter since 1997.*
Ps. It’s all Love.