So what could you do in the times which exist
You can’t fake moves on your brother or your sis
But if your sis is a —, brother is a jerk
Leave ‘em both alone and continue with your work

- Excursions, A Tribe Called Quest

This has become my mantra for work, goals and life… lyrical wisdom from Q-Tip. It’s been bouncing around in my head since junior high. Hear that deep bass tone floating against the steady drum beat?

When faced with conflicts, pressure, or adversity, it’s important to remember this- no matter what burden is brought upon you by another person or situation, the negativity will take root in your mind if you let it work it’s way inside. Acknowledge it, seek out a way to deal with it, but don’t invite that burden in. You can’t control everything, but you can control your own path. Continue with your work…