When was the last time you choose originality over imitation?

Yesterday we celebrated the the 58th birthday of the King of Pop, Micheal Jackson. Even in his passing, we still revel and awe about the greatness he brought to not only the music industry but to humanity. He was and remains an icon for his unique fashion trends, lyrics, humanitarian efforts and so much more.

He was known for his originality and mastery of his art. Hence, his famous quote above. But how often do we show our inner originality.

IMITATION IS THE HIGHEST FORM OF FLATTERY, BUT ORIGINALITY FULFILLS A LEGACY.

Most try to stay with in status quo or just stick to the trends that come and go. But what about those thoughts that belong on to us? Those moments where we think about something and say, “nah that’s dumb” or “what would people say?”

It’s taking me a while to get there but I understand how originality is essential for a happy and successful life. And I don’t know about you, but I’m in the business of leaving a legacy for my kids to learn and grow from. A trail that inspires them to be their best and embrace their uniqueness.

DIFFERENT SHADE OF ORIGINALITY FOR DIFFERENT FOLKS.

Just to reiterate, original can be something uniquely created by you, or a legacy that you learn and evolve from.

Many people may not know this but the moonwalk, which was nationally debuted by MJ on the stage of the 1983 Motown 25 reunion show, was adapted from a dance called the “backslide” that Shalamar dancer Jeffrey Daniel taught him. Yep. MJ learned it, mastered it, and then adapted it to his spirit. His style. His moment.

And he’s not the first to take a dime and turn it a dollar and definitely won’t be the last!

“The greatest education in the world is watching the masters at work.” – Michael Joseph Jackson

THE MESSAGE

This week, throw some of your originality at the world. Whether it’s from your own creative mind and spirit, or if it evolves from a legacy that you know. Let us know who YOU really are.

But don’t get scared when people try to ridicule you. They are only letting you know that you have something great going. So keep rolling with it. Adversary will actually eventually turn into your advocate. So take some time to do you. Your unique outlook on life could help guide someone else’s path.

P.S. check out my new “Spur of the moment” video on YouTube to learn about my upcoming projects. Like. Share. Subscribe.

-DNC

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