Drake clearly knows a thing or two about achieving massive success. Here are some of his success secrets.
1. THINK BIG
What can I do for this generation to create distance between myself and anyone else, and do something that no-one else can really achieve or accomplish?
To be the best at whatever you do, you must aim higher than everyone else. The only way to reach your maximum potential is to set goals so big that they stretch you to hit the best of your capabilities. That is what the truly ambitious greats, such as Drake, all do. They are not satisfied with just being good. They shoot for legendary status.
2. BE YOURSELF
If you just be yourself and enjoy the moment, when it’s natural and you’re not overthinking it, doing what you feel, that’s what people are connecting to.
Not many rappers feel comfortable signing melodies and spitting bars simultaneously, but Drake is not a conventional rapper. His willingness to be himself is what allows him to stand out in the sea of ‘sameness’ that is the current state of hip-hop.
Your value in the world is your uniqueness. No-one is interested in seeing a slightly different version of the same thing over and over again.
3. STAY READY
I’m ready for anything really, whatever it is.
Staying ready means always preparing for every possible scenario, whether it’s good or bad. It’s knowing what to do in each of these situations because you’re so obsessed with winning that all you think about is your next move.
Failure to prepare and stay ready will likely result in getting caught off guard and slipping up, whether it be in rap, business or life in general. In the wise words of Will Smith, “if you stay ready you don’t have to get ready”.
4. CLAIM THE NO.1 SPOT
There was just a point where I was just like ‘I don’t give a f*ck, I’m ready to take on anything’. I just made that switch, like it’s my time until I decide it’s not, until I decide to stop coming in here and working this hard.
Nobody will give you the number 1 spot unless you claim it. There are so many people going for it that you have to make a decision to outwork them and do whatever it takes at any cost. There is a relentless drive needed to be the best at anything. A great book on this is Relentless by Tim Grover, who was the mindset coach for Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant and many other legends.