You Could Be In A Cage Thinking It’s A Circle Of Friends


The late Ermias Joseph Asghedom, popularly known as Nipsey Hussle, was one of the greatest American rapstars of all time. He was shot dead on March 31, 2019 in Los Angeles near his clothing shop; Marathon Clothing. He was a successful entrepreneur and community activist.

“If you look at the people in your circle and don’t get inspired, then you don’t have a circle. You have a cage” – Nipsey Hussle. This is one of his most profound quotes. What a statement for a life lesson.

Smart and level headed individuals surround themselves with people who are more ambitious, better accomplished, strongly established and think smarter than them. Doing so breeds an atmosphere of sustainable inspiration, growth, elevation and development. Otherwise your perceived good environment may end being a cage of no progress.

I have befriended many people over the years who were both retrogressive and progressive. As I continued to move up the ladder, I learnt to wean off a number of them who were proving to be excess baggage to me. Some chose stagnation as I chose to be progressive with my life. Those who chose growth inspired me, and are still in my circle. This also doesn’t mean those who chose the cage were wrong people altogether. We simply had different priorities which made to choose divergent highways. No love lost, but nothing in common to keep us together.

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I also learnt that being close to people who have achieved more than you is so inspiring. I have been able to achieve a lot and travel nations through being close to such people.

Though it is very hard to make tough decisions, but if you entertain any prospects of living a progressive life then you have to wean off some people from your circle. Don’t put yourself in a cage. Move on and set a platform to achieve more.

That’s my story!!

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