I hope all of you in the United States had a happy fourth of July. I had a fun day. It’s always good to get a day off. I watched the BET Awards, which aired on Sunday, yesterday. It was a very good show. Viacom finally invested some money and improved the production quality of the BET Award show. The sets were grand and performances were sharp. Kanye West absolutely killed it!!! With all his issues, his talent makes you overlook how crazy he is. Maybach music rocked it and so did Usher.
This blog post is about working to keep from being a one hit wonder. Anyone can make a hit or become the flavor of the week, but to make hit after hit, after hit, takes a lot of work. Just ask hip-hop superstars, Kanye West and Jay Z. Kanye West and Jay Z won a BET award and during their acceptance speech, they talked about how much work they put into their album. They worked so hard to stay the best. They did not relax and think that fans would buy their album without putting forward great music. Chris Brown performed and talked abot how much work went into his new album as well. This shows that we can never take our position at the top of our game for granted. Staying at the top is much harder than getting to the top.
I watched Serena Williams win her semi final match to advance to finals of the 2012 Wimbledon tournament. Serena went to hell and back in the past couple years. She suffered a massive cut in her foot which eventually caused blood clots in her lungs which are life threatning. She overcame all this to make it to the finals once again. During her speech after winning, Serena talked about being happy to play tennis again and how much work she had put into her training. So many girls are gunning for the number one spot, but in order to get there and stay there, you have got to work.
There are no short cuts. Only hard work and sustained hard work will keep you at numero uno!!
By Ngo Okafor
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