A Young Man’s Perspective-Stepping Out

I recently watched an interview with Ace Hood on The Breakfast Club. In the interview he touched briefly on why he decided to split from DJ Khaled. Of course The Breakfast Club hosts were puzzled as to why he would want to leave such a successful situation. Ace Hood has enjoyed platinum level success while working with and under DJ Khaled. They were wondering why any artist would want to leave arguably one of the most successful DJs in the world right now. Listening to Ace Hood explain his situation reminded me of another situation captivating people right now. Kyrie Irving requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavilers. Since LeBron’s return to Cleveland the Cav’s have made it to three straight NBA finals, and even came back from being down 3-1 in the 2016 NBA finals to win it all.

Kyrie requesting a trade left many people confused and wondering why. Why would you leave a team and an opportunity to play with arguably the best player in the league. You’ve went to 3 straight NBA Finals and you were looking like a lock for the finals next year and the year after that. Why would you leave a position like that? The word was that Kyrie left because he wanted to be “the man.” He wanted his own show.

Watching Ace Hood’s interview and Kyrie Irving’s story unfold, it got me to thinking. I understand why both men would want to leave such a successful situation, working with two of the best people in their respective crafts. Ace Hood explained that he had no ill will toward DJ Khaled and he would always consider DJ Khaled a friend and brother. He would always be appreciative of what DJ Khaled did for him and his career. Ace Hood wanted to forge his own path. He felt like he had more to offer and he wouldn’t be able to do that under DJ Khaled. He had to strike out on his own. I think Kyrie had the same sentiment as Ace Hood. Kyrie had more to offer and he felt like he would never be able to do that playing with LeBron James.

I completely understand that feeling. Sometimes in order for us to reach our full potential we have to step out on faith. This may mean leaving a very successful known situation for a very rocky unknown situation. Comfort breeds complacency, and complacency can lead to laziness. Being to comfortable can cause us to stop striving or stop pushing ourselves to get better. Sometimes it takes being in an uncomfortable situation to test who and what you really are. Never be afraid to step out on faith. Maybe it will make you better, maybe it wont, but in the end you will learn from the situation.

About The Author

Dash is a modern-day “classic” man. He’s a military man, a Alpha Man, a inspirational speaker and everything in between. He can find him at your next party being the life of it and always stressing to have a good time. Follow him on all social media needs @aguynamedash and @visionarypresentations

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