Watching my wife and 2 year old son sleeping without a care in the world. Sometimes you have to sit back and put into perspective what’s important. They are part of it. The other part, he’s missing in this pic. The things that people don’t realize is that when things happen to you, they happen to them as well. When people build you up, they don’t just build you up, they build your whole household. When people try to tear you down, they are trying to tear down/destroy your family as well.
The crazy thing about when people try to come for me, defame or sully my name, I tend to get extremely angry. I’m partly upset because it’s normally the people I’ve helped/looked out for. I’m 95.5% vexed about the fact that their petty behavior not only affects me but my also my family. It’s them that I am most concerned about. It’s them keeping the quislings safe. So during those moments when I want to unload a full out assault, it’s my family and friends who utter the words “They’re not even worth it Michael (they use my formal name normally in these instances😂), You’re held to a higher standard.” As much as this sentiment pisses me off every time I hear it, I calm down and remind myself that’s it’s not about me, it’s about THEM.
It’s about my family. It’s about the people that expect better of me. It’s about the people I help. It’s about the people I serve. It’s not about what I’ve done for these individuals. It’s not even about the hard work I’ve put in building a brand. It’s about the people that believe in me. So to everyone that has reminded me not to lower my standards, thank you.