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50 Cent Quotes

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50 Cent quotes: Fiddy’s finest advice.

“Now is the time to stop drifting and wake up—to assess yourself, the people around you, and the direction in which you are headed in as cold and brutal a light as possible. Without fear.”

“I just feel really good about my accomplishments. Every morning I wake up in a home where Mike Tyson previously laid in the bed and he earned over $500 million his career. It makes me conscious.”

“If you’re feeling even a little bit of uncertainty about what you want, take the time to make a vision board.”

“Just be confident. I think confidence is the most attractive part of a person.”

“Never be a minion, always be an owner.”

“If you’ve put in the work, and know your sh*t, raise your damn hand!”

“Don’t wait for them to tell you. Tell them.”

“Your goal in life must be to always move higher and higher up the food chain, where you alone control the direction of your enterprise and depend on no one.”

“When you work for others, you are at their mercy. They own your work; they own you. Your creative spirit is squashed. What keeps you in such positions is a fear of having to sink or swim on your own. Instead you should have a greater fear of what will happen to you if you remain dependent on others for power. Your goal in every maneuver in life must be ownership, working the corner for yourself. When it is yours to lose, you are more motivated, more creative, more alive. The ultimate power in life is to be completely self-reliant, completely yourself.”

“Keep in mind the following: what you really value in life is ownership, not money. If ever there is a choice—more money or more responsibility—you must always opt for the latter. A lower-paying position that offers more room to make decisions and carve out little empires is infinitely preferable to something that pays well but constricts your movements.”

“What separates those who go under and those who rise above adversity is the strength of their will and their hunger for power.”

“It’s not about the dog in the fight, it’s about the fight in the dog!”

“The knife’s edge that separates failure from success in life—that edge is your attitude, which has the power to help shape your reality.”

“Your opinion of yourself becomes your reality.”

“Reality has its own power. You can turn your back on it, but it will find you in the end, and your inability to cope with it will be your ruin.”

“Fear dominates most people’s lives. Fear of loss. Fear of failure. Fear of the unknown. Fear of loneliness. Fear nothing.”

“Fears are a kind of prison that confines you within a limited range of action. The less you fear, the more power you will have and the more fully you will live.”

“The greatest fear people have is that of being themselves. They want to be 50 Cent or someone else. They do what everyone else does even if it doesn’t fit where and who they are. But you get nowhere that way; your energy is weak and no one pays attention to you. You’re running away from the one thing that you own—what makes you different.”

“That is the physics that all fearless types discover at some point—an appropriate ratcheting up of self-belief and energy when facing negative or even impossible circumstances. Fearless.”

“The best way to get past a fear that’s holding you back is first to acknowledge it and then come up with a plan to get past it.”

“I think either you’re creative or you’re not. In general, I don’t think you need to be in pain to actually be creative.”

“Wise men listen and laugh, while fools talk.”

“Have the maturity to know sometimes silence is more powerful than having the last word.”

“Understand: people judge you by appearances, the image you project through your actions, words and style. If you do not take control of this process, then people will see
and define you the way they want to, often to your detriment. You might think that being consistent with this image will make others respect and trust you, but in fact it is the opposite—over time you seem predictable and weak.”

“Consistency is an illusion anyway. Each passing day brings changes within you. You must not be afraid to
express these evolutions. The powerful learn early in life that they have the freedom to mold their image, fitting the needs and moods of the moment. In this way, they keep others off balance and maintain an air of mystery. You must follow this path and find great pleasure in reinventing yourself, as if you were the author writing your own drama.”

“The public is never wrong. When people don’t respond to what you do, they’re telling you something loud and clear. You’re just not listening.”

“You can’t have a one-size-fits-all mindset when it comes to effective leadership. You need to tailor a specific approach to every single person on your team in order to get the most out of them.”

“When you open yourself up to someone, either financially or emotionally, and they go left on you, it’s a different kind of pain, even more dramatic than a stickup kid physically taking something from you.”

“Only one I can have a problem with is myself. It’s probably why my only competition is myself.”

“I like the story writing process. I usually use someone who has been trained for structure to take the story that I actually want, place those elements in the right places.”

“I’ve spent four years being what people call ‘successful,’ and all the rest of my life not having it. And maybe because of that, the painful moments are more visible in my memory. If I’m writing about the environment I grew up in, then guns are gonna be goin’ off.”

“After I got shot nine times at close range and didn’t die, I started to think that I must have a purpose in life. When I got shot, it was a $5,000 exchange. The price of a life is cheap.”

“Having a brush with death, or being reminded in a dramatic way of the shortness of our lives, can have a positive, therapeutic effect. Our days are numbered and so it is best to make every moment count, to have a sense of urgency about life.”

“If you die in an elevator make sure you press the up button.”

“Nothing is promised to anyone in this world besides death.”

“What comes around goes around.”

“I think I’ll be going to heaven, because I had good intentions. But my actions are another thing.”

“Events in life are not negative or positive. They are completely neutral. The universe does not care about your fate; it is indifferent to the violence that may hit you or to death itself. Things merely happen to you. It is your mind that chooses to interpret them as negative or positive.”

“Every negative is a positive. The bad things that happen to me, I somehow make them good. That means you can’t do anything to hurt me.”

“Some people are born with very little; some are fortunate enough to have it all. When I grew up, we didn’t have much. I had to hustle to get what I wanted… but I had that hunger for more. I didn’t always make the right choices, but I learned from my mistakes.”

“I don’t think it makes me a role model. I think it makes me inspiring. ‘Cause I’m from the bottom I think they look at me and go, ‘Well, if he made it, I can make it.’”

“I’ve made so many mistakes, so many corrections. I’m so far from perfect, so many imperfections. But I’m a go getta, I get up and go get it. So if you preaching prosperity, I wanna hit it.”

“I said in the past that I’m a work in progress, and I feel like I’m progressing.”

“Live on the edge. I’m only free because I’m not afraid. Everything I was afraid of already happened to me.”

“Behind me is infinite power. Before me is endless possibility. Around me is boundless opportunity. My strength is mental, physical and spiritual.”

“For me, there was no Plan B. I absolutely had to be a success in music. The only thing positive in my life was music.”

“I had to overcome challenge after challenge in order to take my life from nothing to living my dreams.”

“I’m a track star running through life, chasing my dream.”

“You learn a lot about yourself when you have success for a while. Like, a lot of things that you think are really important, aren’t. But you need that process.”

“I want the finer things in my life, so I hustle.”

“Eating well was something I learned as I started to be successful and had to travel and perform concerts, which are an intense cardio workout.”

“People often say I have so much energy, that I never stop; but that’s what it takes to accomplish your goals.”

“Sleep is for those who are broke. I don’t sleep. I got an opportunity to make a dream become a reality.”

“Sunny days wouldn’t be special, if it wasn’t for rain. Joy wouldn’t feel so good if it wasn’t for pain.”

“Concentrate on your money. Try to hold your paper. It takes money to make money, so save your money. Opportunities come.”

“If it ain’t making me money, making me better or making me happy, I ain’t making time for it.”

“Money is freedom. Money is a private plane. Money is no metal detection.”

“Get rich or die tryin’.”

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