20 Life Lessons From Drake
He loves his bed and his mama, and we love him! From Thank Me Now to God's Plan, Drake has been motivating us for years. Here are 20 life lessons to take away from Drizzy's successful songs. *I do not own rights to any of the following lyrics.*
1. Thank Me Now
"They hear about your cons but focus on your pros".
The people you want in your life are those who focus on your positive attributes instead of holding all of your mistakes against you. These people are your friends and family that will be by your side no matter what. These are the people you want your life.
2. Take Care
"'Cause that truth hurts, and those lies heal".
We need to remember that it's okay to be hurt when we find out the truth and are lied to, because we will heal. It may take time, but eventually we will start to feel better. Pain is only temporary.
3. Make Me Proud
"I know things get hard But girl you got it."
Yes we do! Ladies, life can be difficult but we got this. We're strong, adaptable and we can do anything we set our minds to.
"I learned working with the negatives can make for better pictures."
You can make something good out of anything bad that happens. Don't get discouraged when trouble comes your way. Find something positive from it and focus on that.
5. Look What You've Done
"But maybe I wouldn't have worked this hard, If you were healthy and it weren't so bad."
Even if you had a troubling childhood, you can still do great things. Use the hardships in your past to motivate you to make your dreams come true in the future.
6. The Motto
"You only live once ‒ that’s the motto."
Don't squander away your time on this Earth. You only have one life to live and if you waste it, you don't get another chance to fix it. Stop being lazy and start living your life to the fullest.
7. Furthest Thing
"The furthest thing from perfect like everyone I know."
No one is perfect. No one at all. If you're striving for perfection, you will always fail. Don't try to be perfect and don't try to be better than everyone else, just try to be better than you were yesterday.
8. Started from the Bottom
"Story stayed the same I never changed it."
If you want to make your dreams come true, don't give up on them. If you change the goal as soon as things get too hard, you will never accomplish it.
9. Know Yourself
"I've always been me I guess I know myself."
Take the time to do some soul searching and make sure you know who you are deep down. Know how you respond to certain situations, know your values and your priorities. You will always be yourself if you truly know yourself.
10. You & The 6
"Cause I'm not acting tough or making stories up bout where I'm actually from."
Always be honest about yourself and your past. Don't try to be someone you're not or lie to impress others.
11. Too Good
"I'm way too good to you. You take my love for granted. I just don't understand it."
If you notice that someone is taking you for granted and not appreciating everything you do for them, move on. You don't deserve to be treated like that and they don't deserve to be treated that good.
12. Hotline Bling
"Used to always stay at home, be a good girl. You was in the zone, yeah. You should just be yourself. Right now, you're someone else."
Always be yourself. Don't try to impress others or change yourself to fit in.
"Hell naw, I feel great, ready now, why wait?"
There will never be a perfect time for you to start working on your dreams. Don't wait.
"I made sacrifices, I been ballin' ever since."
Sometimes you have to make sacrifices in order to achieve your goals. Do what you have to do in order to make your dreams come true.
"Only obligation is to tell it straight."
You don't owe anybody anything, except the truth.
In the song Emotionless, Drake gives many insights about life.
"Scrolling through life and fishing for praise. Opinions from total strangers take me out of my ways"We spend way too much time scrolling through our social media news feeds and list of notifications, looking for likes and comments. We should be focusing on the people who matter to us, like friends and family, instead of random people on the internet.
"I always hear people complain about the place that they live. That all the people here fake and they got nothin' to give. 'Cause they been starin' at somebody else's version of shit. That makes another city seem more exciting than it is"
Don't believe everything you see on social media and compare it to your life. You don't know all the details about the other person's life so it's impossible to come to an accurate conclusion about who's life is better.
"I know a girl whose one goal was to visit Rome. Then she finally got to Rome
And all she did was post pictures for people at home. 'Cause all that mattered was impressin' everybody she's known. I know another girl that's cryin' out for help. But her latest caption is "Leave me alone". I know a girl happily married 'til she puts down her phone. I know a girl that saves pictures from places she's flown. To post later and make it look like she still on the go"
Not everything is as it seems. Social media never shows the whole picture because people only allow you to see what they want you to see.
"Breakin' news in my life, I don't run to the blogs. The only ones I wanna tell are the ones I can call."
Instead of immediately posting things to social media, tell the people that matter first. Your friends and family want to share in your accomplishments and good news more than strangers on the internet do. I promise.
"You know a wise man once said nothin' at all"
Sometimes not responding or reacting is the best thing to do. Pick your battles wisely, not all arguments require your participation.
"All these people takin' miles when you give 'em an inch"
Sometimes people can take advantage of you. Pay attention to when they do so you can correct the problem.
16. Sandra's Rose
"And everyone that wants the worst for me's asking what happened"
Some people will only want to see you fail. Ignore them. Focus on your goals and succeed in spite of them.
17. Is There More
"I'm in control of my destiny, never in doubt"
If life doesn't go as you planned, it's okay. You can still make your dreams come true if you take responsibility for your actions and reactions.
"Is there more to life than digits and bankin' accounts?"
Yes there is! Money isn't everything. There are so many more things in life to be proud of, like your family and accomplishments and spiritual gifts.
"I got a fear of havin' things on my mind when I die. What you got? Time on your hands or time on your side?"
Tomorrow isn't promised. Don't waste time waiting for the perfect moment that will never come. Do what you love and don't hold back.
"Am I missin' somethin' that's more important to find? Like healin' my soul, like family time"
Focus on the most important things in life like family, friends, yourself and your future. Don't pay too much attention to things that don't really matter like feuds, social media and what other people think of you.
"People are only as tough as they phone allows them to be"
People will say whatever they want online because they aren't face-to-face with the person they are speaking with. Don't take too much stock in what people say behind their phones. If you want to know what someone truly thinks, talk to them in person.
19. March 14
"I wanted it to be different because I've been through it"
We all want our children to have a better life than we did growing up. Sometimes it doesn't seem to work out that way in the beginning, but you can still give your child the best life you can.
"Realize I got to think for two now, I gotta make it, I better make it"
If you have a child, your main focus should always be on them. Allow that focus to motivate you to do the best you can professionally.
"You spend too much time on captions, not enough time on action"
We spend way too much energy on making sure our social media pages make us look our best. We don't spend enough time focusing on real life, making our dreams come true and spending time with the people we love.