[This article originally appeared on Bold and Determined March 19, 2015.]
From the desk of Victor Pride
Subj: The arc of success
Have I changed?
You know what happens when you don’t change?
You stay the same.
You know what people who never change are called?
Stupid. Dumb. Broke. Loser. Take your pick.
Whatever I was hungry for in the past I’m not hungry for anymore.
Maybe you’re hungry for what I used to be hungry for. Great.
But when you say things like…
“Vic, you used to talk about spartan living and work ethic. Now you talk about mansions and pools?”
When you say things like that it makes me think you aren’t very smart.
Because if you follow what I used to talk about you’ll get what I talk about currently.
See, it is the arc of success. Bold and Determined is the success model and you can read it all from start to finish.
You can see the hunger turn full. You can see a complete circle.
You can see a man who lived in a black world but can now see in color.
You can see a man who had nothing, then had something, then had nothing, then got everything. It’s all here for you.
Can’t you see? Don’t your eyes work? It’s all here in plain view for anyone who wants it.
Can’t you see that I gave all to get all?
Can’t you see? Or won’t you see.
Pictured from left to right: Victor Pride 2011 covered in sweat equity – Victor Pride 2015 King of the world