Life can be hard -- but the key to a good day is being positive & making positive life choices. But don't just take my word for it. Learn it first hand from 1990's philosopher, and Compton, California's finest: Ice Cube.
Straight Outta Consciousness: Virtues of positive living as told via Ice Cube’s “It was a good day”
VIRTUES OF POSITIVE LIVING AS TOLD VIA
ICE CUBE’S “IT WAS A GOOD DAY”
by Mike Peditto
Starting positive sets the tone for the rest
day. If you wake up angry, you’ll probably
stay that way.
“JUST WAKIN’ UP IN THE
MORNIN’ GOTTA THANK GOD”
“MOMMA COOKED A
BREAKFAST WITH NO HOG”
Be mindful of what you put in your body.
Poor food choices can effect mood
and energy levels.
“GOT MY GRUB ON, BUT
DIDN’T PIG OUT”
Too much of a good thing is not a
good thing. Pace yourself. You don’t
need to do everything at once.
“THINKING WILL I LIVE
Being confident makes obstacles more
bearable. You won’t get very far unless
you believe in yourself.
“HAD TO STOP, AT A RED LIGHT /
LOOKIN IN MY MIRROR AND
NOT A JACKER IN SIGHT”
You can be trusting & adventurous,
but always be aware of you surroundings.
“I GOT A BEEP FROM KIM, &
SHE CAN FUCK ALL NIGHT”
THE RIGHT CREW
Surround yourself with only people that
will be positive influences on your life.
“CALL THE HOMIES AND I’M
ASKIN’ Y’ALL / WHICH PARK,
ARE Y’ALL PLAYIN’ BASKETBALL”
The key to a peaceful mind is a peaceful body.
Get outside. Go experience life.
And always challenge yourself.
“LAST WEEK FUCKED AROUND
AND GOT A TRIPLE DOUBLE”
DON’T OVERTHINK IT
Paralysis often happens through over analysis.
Be calm, mindful, and let your experience
& intuition lead the way.
“DROVE TO THE PAD AND HIT
TAKE CARE OF YOU
In the end, you are your own guardian.
Take pride in who you are, and give
yourself what you deserve.
“WATCH ME BREAK 'EM
WITH THE SEVEN, SEVEN-
A LITTLE LUCK
The one thing all successful people in common
is luck. Just make sure to know when you’ve
got it, and how to take advantage of it.
“IT'S IRONIC, I HAD THE BREW
SHE HAD THE CHRONIC”
Chances are you’re too hard on yourself.
Take some time to kick back and relax.
But remember:everything in moderation.
“THE LAKERS BEAT THE
Know what’s going on in your community &
what people care about. Common bonds lead to
greater empathy & understanding.
“SHE DIDN'T HESITATE /
TO CALL ICE CUBE
THE TOP GUN”
Be happy with what you’re given, but know that nobody
is going to hand anything to you. Command respect
from yourself & others and great things will come.
“I WAS GLAD EVERYTHING
HAD WORKED OUT”
If you keep telling yourself something,
eventually you will start to believe it
“TWO IN THE MORNIN GOT
THE FATBURGER ”
You deserve a reward every once in a while.
Enjoy it while you can, but don’t overindulge.
“EVEN SAW THE LIGHTS OF THE
GOODYEAR BLIMP / AND IT
READ, ‘ICE CUBE'S A PIMP’”
You can only achieve what you believe.
Think about what you want, and imagine it
happening, and what it’ll take to get there.
“I GOT TO SAY / IT WAS
A GOOD DAY”
Understand that good & bad are subjective
assessments. You are in control of your
happiness. Make it a conscious decision daily.
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