MONDAY MOTIVATION: Don’t Apologize For Your Greatness

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Don’t Apologize For Your Greatness “Hate it or love it, the underdog’s on top and I’m gon shine, until my heart stop. Go ahead and envy me.” ~ Fifty Cent

We all want to belong. We all want to be accepted. However, some of us are in relationships with people who can’t control their envy. Co-workers “be hatin on the low”. You hear your friends in school saying “Oh you think you all that?” It’s kinda uncomfortable to be praised and see the green in the eyes of friends and family. So, to fit in, and not make other people feel bad, you dumb down.

Hey, you have put in the work. You have been blessed with talent. So, you deserve to be acknowledged for who you are. You are a star. Your work, performance, style, presence, is stellar. It is what it is. It’s not your fault that you’re brilliant. The sun doesn’t dim because it hurts people’s eyes. Why should you?

In the words of Nelson Mandela “there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that others don’t feel in secure around you…when you shine your light you give others permission to do the same.”

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Chris “Kazi” Rolle

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Chris Kazi Rolle is an artist and social entrepreneur who uses art and media to inspire audiences worldwide. He travels nationally and internationally, performing and lecturing year round. Nicknamed Child of Ghandi & Trump, he is a textbook example for merging doing good and making money. He is the mastermind behind several social ventures including The Hip Hop Project, Together Apart and All Things Are Possible. Kazi has been featured on VH1, CNN, CBS and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kazi’s work and inspiring life story is the focus of the feature length film entitled, “The Hip Hop Project“, executive produced by Bruce Willis and Queen Latifah. He is a proud father and lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find out more at

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1 Comment

  1. Andrea Lewis

    April 15, 2011 at 11:40 am

    I look forward to #MM every week. Love these

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