The Rose That Grew From Concrete by Tupac
Proving nature’s law is wrong it learned to walk with out having feet.
Funny it seems, but by keeping it’s dreams, it learned to breathe fresh air.
Long live the rose that grew from concrete when no one else ever cared.
This poem reminds me of various celebrities and entrepreneurs who held on to their dreams and were able to achieve their level of success.
One Example is Jim Carrey. At one point in his life he was a struggling young comedian trying to make it in Hollywood. One day he had just finished an open mic session at a Los Angeles nightclub and was booed off stage. Although discouraged at the moment, he later wrote a check to himself for ten million dollars with the note, “for acting services rendered.” He carried this check everywhere with him in his wallet. By 1995, after the success of his blockbuster movies: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Dumb and Dumber, and The Mask, his contract price had risen to $20 million dollars.
The poem also makes me think about myself. When I was in college I used to have dreams of doing public speaking events for groups of people where I inspired them to go after their dreams. At that time I sucked at public speaking, but with some practice I got better. Today, I conducted a 3 hour seminar on Time Management for a group of 35 people at an unemployment agency.
What are some dreams that you have held on to and had manifest into reality?