THERE IS LEVELS TO THIS GAME: KNOWING YOUR PLACE IN THIS WORLD OF SUCCESS

Man in Blue Suit

“One win leads to another challenge.”


winning

There is nothing like the feeling you get once you have accomplished something big. Mine have come in the form of education and sports growing up in life. I have yet to hit that momentous point in my career. But, I will say that it is a work in progress. Yet for those that do win, they must understand that the fight is not over. Not only is it not over, but you have to continue to play the game like you have not won much at all. You should never get complacent because there are more people ahead, and even more behind you. So be practical with where you are in life. Know that you are not in first place, more like 4th place. And that there are three people ahead of you, and four people behind you just as hungry.

cocky is a death sentence

Understand that even with major jumps in your success, you’re in reality not on top of the world even though you might think you are there already. What do I mean by that? Well, you have for instance, entertainers that get one hit song and think they have just conquered the world. And that is because the heat is so strong. But in reality, they have done what the greats have done, 20, 30, and some 40 times over. This is how some of those people with a new hit become one hit wonders. Because by next year, everyone will want some new hit music. And with no new hits, they fall through the cracks. So don’t get too beside yourself where you’re not able to fully gauge your level.

appreciate your current space

As you come into your success, don’t get complacent and don’t get cocky, but also appreciate where you are at this stage. So many people get caught up in the idea going forward, sometimes they forget how far they’ve come thus far in life. And that loss of appreciation can prove to be disastrous as well. Because you may rise, but not appreciating where you’re at and stacking yourself up against others can lead to depression. You will never feel good enough to continue forward. So persevere, but don’t think you’re bigger than what you are; yet at the same time know you have come far and appreciate that move forward from where you used to be.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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