Dreams are the awakening of your inner destiny. They are an undying fire which burns within you, keeping you driven and bringing purpose to your life. Everyone dreams, but not all have the courage to live theirs out. In a world where it’s easy to hate and hard to appreciate one another, people often worry too much about the ridicule they’ll face on the journey. They consume themselves with doubt and let this kill their fire. Is doubt standing in your way? Are you letting the fire die?
If you feel like the odds are against you, you’re not alone. Even those who have succeeded in following their dreams have to handle negativity from the public. Look at the artists in the hip hop/pop industry. Pop culture is somewhat misunderstood. You see constant posts on social media about how meaningless the music is, how untalented these artists are, but these judgments come from those who haven’t given it a chance. Hip hop and pop music has more depth than just piecing together an awesome beat with rhythmic words and calling it song. As entertainers, artists try to reach multiple audiences therefore they will compose a song which relates to one emotion and another pertaining to a whole different situation. There are naysayers for every music genre, but today we’re going to open some eyes. There are companies out there like Triplebeam Worldwide who aim to show the public all the positive side of this culture. Their mantra, “Live the Dream,” is much more than a strong slogan, it’s a hidden message within the culture they support. Let pop culture inspire you to live your dream with these quotes from the industry’s top artists.
1.) “If you have a dream, you’re going to go on a journey to fulfill that dream.” – Katy Perry
When you set your heart on a dream, it will not rest until it becomes a reality. If you’re passionate about something, it’s your soul calling and what Katy Perry is stressing here is if you want it bad enough, you’ll take the journey to succeed in what you love, no matter the hardships you’ll encounter on the way.
2.) “You don’t get another chance. Life is no Nintendo game” –Eminem
Let’s refer to the phrase that swept the nation a few years back–you only live once. That means there is no second time around to create the life you want. The time is now, and this is the message this rap god is sharing with the world. Take advantage of the opportunity you have before you, seek your inner most desires, and don’t let them slip away.
3.) “There are multiple sides to all of us–who we are and who we might be if we follow our dreams.” – Miley Cyrus
For someone critics like to bash, she speaks the truth. Who you are today is not who’ll be tomorrow. If you need change in your life or fulfillment, you are capable of making things happen. Where you’re at in this moment is not permanent unless you keep it that way.
4.) “I could let these dream killer kill my self-esteem or use my arrogance as a steam to power my dreams.” – Kanye West
For every person who believes in you, there are about five who think you’re going nowhere. People will doubt you; it’s inevitable. They will try to talk you out of following your dreams, they’ll even go the extra mile to down-talk you in general. You shouldn’t let them alter your chosen path, but use their words as fuel to keep going. Don’t prove them right, prove them wrong.
5.) “I cheated on my fears, broke up with my doubts, got engaged to my faith, and now I’m marrying my dreams.” – Drake
Here is an artist who always has the right thing to say in the most creative way possible. Drake’s reference to having a relationship with your dreams is on point. You have to visualize what’s better for you, leave the negativity behind you, remain faithful to yourself, and don’t settle for anything less than you deserve. You deserve to live your dream.
6.) “It doesn’t matter if a million people tell you what you can’t do or if ten million people tell you no. If your get one yes from god, that’s all you need.” – Tyler Perry
The most inspirational quote comes from an extremely inspirational being. Tyler Perry wasn’t one to have things handed to him; he lived a rough life with an abusive household growing up to living in poverty. These downsides only made him stronger and pushed him to keep moving forward. He learned the most important lesson to being successful and that’s how it doesn’t matter what or who in life tries to bring you down, if god has a plan for you, his plan will overcome anything standing in the way.
Inspiration is everywhere, including the music industry. Whether you’re a fan of pop culture or not, carry these words with you and remember to live the dream.