There are only 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success as written by Russell Simmons and they are each substantial, however, if you haven’t had the pleasure of reading this book just yet, let me wet your appetite with a new law. Russell is all about team #DoYou, so take away as much empowerment as you need in:
Stop Frontin’ and Start Today
“I’ve heard of Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. But I’ve never heard of Someday.”
— Reverend Ike
Always start your day (and especially your year) off on a positive note. Affirmations are a great way to make sure you get it in. Perhaps saying one or two during your first face wash of the day is a great time to reaffirm. Yes! Affirmations are the foundation that you put on before applying any basic cosmetic foundation. Russell doesn’t seem like much of a Mary Kay man, but when he’s on television I’m sure he’s a willing participant of the magic of MAC make-up. There’s nothing wrong with it and it actually provides an even color enhancement when filming the subject under keno (+/-) lights. So let’s touch up the foundation that concerns our core. The core values are instrumental in character building. Russell said,
"Follow Your Dharma
Stalling is only one of the conditions that keep people from Starting Today. Another is that many people are unsure of what path to start on. They may be ready and willing to put in the work, but they can’t see the jobs that are waiting for them out there. Power, once you embrace your Dharma (it’s a noun, not a verb), you’ll understand that there are actually many for you and all you’ll need to do is choose one and start.
Dharma has taken on many meanings over the centuries, including “work,”religion,” and “duty.” But for this chapter, I want to focus on a meaning it has taken on in yogic practice, which is “purpose in life.” Essentially, Dharma reveals that without exception God has blessed each of us with a variety of resources and ideas. That means yu and I and everyone we know has numerous talents waiting to be realized. Not everyone’s Dharma is the same, but it does exist in all of us. Maybe your Dharma is to run a television network. Or maybes’ to be an architect. Or perhaps it’s to be a poet. Any of them is possible. You just won’t know until you start doing the work.
That’s because God’s not going tho tell you, “You’re here to be an architect. Now go design some buildings.” Sorry, but it won’t be that easy. However, he (or she!) will show you the signs. You might start to notice that you are interested by the way buildings look, and then one day start to make sketches of ones you really like. And by starting that process, you’re already getting closer to your Dharma, because those sketches will lead you to art classes in high school. And the ability you show in art classes might result in college scholarship. And after tiny excel in college, you’ll get into architecture school. and before long, you’ll be creating buildings that make other people happy too. But it only happened because you started acting on that initial Dharma.
To me, that’s what a good life is all about: taking one of the skills God blessed you with and actually acting it out. Conversely when you don’t pursue your Dharma, it’s very easy to become stagnant and unhappy. That’s why you must understand that you do have a purpose, and if you’re reedit do the work, it’ll only be a matter of time before you realize it. You don’t even have to make the right decision about which job to start. Any decision is the right decision as long as you start working toward it today.
Now some of you might say, “Suppose I’m ready to start today but still can’t find my Dharma?” My reply is, stop looking for your Dharma and start listening to it. Just listen to that inner voice described earlier and pay attention to what it tells you. All you have to do is lie in bed, letting the ideas come into and go important than the others, really listen to it. Because that one is to do something about it right away. If you hear that idea and never act on it, you’ll become one of those stagnant, sick people. Remember, your purpose is to act on the resources God gives you. If God gives you a bucket of fish, you have to distribute those fish. If you don’t , they’re going to rot, attract a bunch of flies, and start stinking up your soul.
After you listen to your Dharma, don’t hesitate acting on it. A person who doesn’t understand Dharma might stall by saying, “Man, there’s no way I could do all of that,” or “That looks way too hard.” Not because the job is so hard, but because he’s afraid of doing the work. Yet the truth is that no job is so difficult that you can’t start working on it today.“
Life is at hand – SCHOOL or Get SCHOOLED.
If you need the green light – Russell said, “Do You!”
You’ve got to, lest you get lost in lifes shuffle.
People who don’t grasp their purpose are the ones who live in struggle.
Living on the edge and feeling in trouble. Life is truly fleeting fast.
Listen to your Dharma and stop making ill karma. Your future is not your past.
What is it that you want to do with your life? Who do you want to be?
Happy in 2016 – Day 3, so DO YOU because I can’t resist DOING ME.
Ooo wee. Enjoy the journey.
DO YOU. Recap the laws review: