Define Yourself with Music
I love music. I listen to it all the time. I listen to it when I drive to work. I listen to it when I’m killin the weights at the gym. I’m listening to it right now. In case you are wondering, right now I’m listening to “Who Do You Love?” by YG featuring Drake. It’s got some pound to it. Both of these dudes absolutely murder the track.
I can honestly say that I would be lost without music. It has such a profound impact on my enjoyment of life. Without it, life would be boring. I would be just a walking drone with no pep in my step, no killer vibe, and most importantly, no swag.
The music we listen to greatly influences who we are. It’s another form of entertainment that were are influenced by, just like the television we watch. Most importantly, music enables us to achieve a better understanding of ourselves.
When you take a step back and actually look at the music that you listen to, you’ll be surprised at just how much this reveals about who you are. So you should do that. Define yourself with music. Go through your playlist and really take a look at the songs you listen to most frequently. Ask yourself why this is. Ask yourself why you keep playing certain songs over and over again. What songs inspire you to strive for greatness? What’s songs get you pumped up to go to the gym? What songs get you in the mood to go out and silk some broads? What songs give you the confidence to do whatever you want? What songs give you the strength to get through your down times and make you feel that somehow some way…. everything is going to be alright? Ask yourself those questions.
You will be surprised at how helpful this is and also at how much fun you can have with this. Now it’s important to realize that this is not some end all be all solve every single problem in your life trick for total self-improvement. Doing this exercise will not instantly make you cooler. It will not instantly make you more attractive to women. It will not instantly make you a more social person. That is not what self-improvement is about. That is not how we approach it on this site. If you want quick fixes for every problem in life… you might as well start looking for another team to join. To avoid any further confusion, let’s briefly define SELF-IMPROVEMENT.
SELF-IMPROVEMENT (according to Sonny)-
Self-improvement is about working on various aspects of your life to make yourself the best possible version of yourself. It’s all about UNDERSTANDING… understanding what works for you and what does not work for you. We all have problems or things we want to work on. We all have questions. We all want answers. Self-improvement is about becoming informed and actually going through the process of trial and error to find out WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU.
It’s an ongoing process. There is no end. The ultimate measure of success is that over time, you can actually look yourself in the mirror and ask the question, “Who are you?”…. you are on the right track when your answer becomes a story and that story motivates you to become a legend when it’s all said and done.
That’s deep. I kind of went off topic but that’s how I feel at least. But my main point is that all this stuff is about understanding yourself. Your main goal is to become the best version of yourself as possible. The only way to truly have a chance at doing this is by understanding yourself to the best of your ability. So when I mention something like going through your playlist to study the songs you listen to, it’s important because it’s one more thing you can add into your arsenal. It’s one more thing you can do to potentially understand yourself better. So in reality, it’s kind of a big deal.
Do this for me:
Go through your playlist and choose the 10 songs that best represent you. They can be positive or negative. Anything goes. Just make sure that each song represents you or relates to you somehow. If you’re brave enough, let me know in the comments below. I’ll go first.
Anything I do in life, I do my best to BRING IT. No hesitation. Just bring it. These songs represent that for me:
LL Cool J (feat. Method Man, Redman, Canibus, DMX) – 4,3,2,1
Cam’ron (feat. Jay-Z and Julez Santana) -Welcome to New York City
Three Days Grace – Animal I Have Become
I’m not a quitter. I don’t just give up. I keeps it nasty… I’m from the old-school. The only way to stop me is to kill me… Good luck.
Eminem (feat. 50 Cent, 2pac, Nate Dogg) – Till I Collapse (Remix)
Skillet – Rebirthing
Skid Row – 18 And Life
My Darkest Days – Save Me
Being smooth… silkin’ broads. I love it. That’s reflected in my overall swag and that swag is mainly due to the music I’ve listened to over the years.
LL Cool J – Imagine That
LL Cool J – Doin’ It
Tony! Toni! Toné! – Let’s Get Down
That’s my list. What’s yours?