WASHINGTON, June 26, 2014 — 50 Cent is known for his music, books, acting and entrepreneurial ventures. He is highly successful, with a net worth estimated at $270 million, despite lacking even a high school degree.
50 Cent shares words of wisdom for those wanting to accomplish success in life, being ambitious and living life in a positive state of mind:
Your inner circle: 50 Cent’s grandfather once told him that you’ll be as successful as the people that you talk to for no reason. So if you are talking to negative people that have nothing going in their life, maybe its time to move on and talk to people who are successful and doing good things in life. It is probably time to let your negative friends go and meet new ones.
Faith: People believe that they have no reason to be alive, yet 50 Cent reminds people that we are here on earth for a reason. It is your job to find a purpose in life.
Ambition: 50 Cent did not stop after his album Get Rich or Die Trying. Instead, he came out with more albums and number one singles. Aside from music, 50 Cent’s ambition to want more out of life allowed him to be a successful investor (e.g. Vitamin Water) and launch his own clothing line, headphones and promotions company. If you want to be successful you will have to be ambitious and not settle for less.
Greed: Since the recession of 2008, the media has defined greed as those working on Wall Street. Yet 50 Cent says that greed is the result of something someone wanting something but not wanting to work for it. Don’t be lazy. Go out and work hard on building wealth the right way.
Focus: With so many television shows on in the evening, hanging out with friends, and keeping up with relationships, it may be get hard to focus on your goals. However, in order to be successful, you must stay focused.
Life: 50 Cent started his music career in 1997, but it was not until 2003 that he was finally heard around the world when Get Rich or Die Trying came out. 50 Cent says, “Things don’t happen when you want them to happen. They happen when they are suppose to happen. God has a plan for you to be successful if it will happen for you. That’s why you have to be persistent, consistent and work, work, work until it actually works.” Remember life is a marathon not a sprint.
Fear: Above all else, have no fear in life. As 50 Cent says “fear of being wrong won’t allow you to create value in the work place.” Fear nothing and have no limits on your dreams.
50 cent is not a self-proclaimed guru or the creator of success but learning from 50 Cent’s successes and listening to his word of wisdom, you too can be successful in whatever you decided to do in life.
Remember you only have one life. Make the most of it because when the director yells “cut” you won’t want to regret the chances you did not take – Get Rich or Die Trying.