Being successful is not a destination, but a journey. Thousands of young people have desires to become famous rappers, but just a handful of them get there. What is their secret?
How could you ensure that you’re moving in the right direction? Why some rappers achieve their goals, while others fail? Read on and find out.
The Road to Fame
The road to fame is extremely long. Don’t look at the “overnight sensation stories” as something lucky. Behind every such story, stand the long hours of preparation and hard labor. Nothing is just given in this world.
So, in order to achieve your rapping career goals, you need to:
- Know where you want to go.
- Devise a plan, on how to get there.
- Keep a steady pace along the way.
The first part of the process-requires self-reflection. What are your rap aims? Picture yourself as a rapper and write what you see. Know it. Don’t just leave it to the unknown. You have to be the one, who’s crafting your own image.
The second part of the process is vital and it requires knowledge. The more knowledge on the subject matter you have, the better the plan. If you know nothing about the rap game, your plan will be weak and will most likely falter at one point. If however, you have the expertise and experience, your plan will be accurate, realistic and achievable.
The people who are just entering the rap game, probably think that they’ll get paid by selling music.
They will make a plan, which is aimed at this. Them selling their music.
However, the person who’s been around for a while, knows that selling music is dead, henceforth, his plan would be different and more realistic. What is the difference? Knowledge.
The person who knows more about his field, gets further.
Then, comes motivation
The thing which keeps the whole dynamic moving. This is the fuel, which drives the car. How to do it? You want to become famous so much, but there is a thing in you, which doesn’t allow you to.
There is the laziness, the boredom, the lack of excitement, the complacency. They’re all a part of us and if you don’t keep yourself in check, those ugly emotions will take over. That’s guaranteed. Don’t you agree with me?
The one thing you have to know about motivation is that you need to constantly alter it, because overtime, each motivational approach, gets weaker and weaker and at the end of its cycle, it doesn’t serve you anymore.
You’re sick of hearing the same old line in your head and you need something else. This is because your brain loves change and adaptation. It grows sick and bored of routines.
What to do?
What I do is have a number of motivational approaches, which I switch whenever needed. So I have like 4-5 ideas which motivate me and whenever I get sick of one of them, I switch to the next one, without losing pace.
Believe me, I’ve learned this the hard way. I thought that you can maintain the pace with one approach, but I was wrong. It’s unsustainable in the long run.