“Success” is a word that’s as loaded as it is empty. As an ideal, we all strive for success right? No matter if you’re a student, a singer, or anywhere in between. It seems we all are singularly searching for success. When your head is in the grind though you rarely sit down and think out what success means for yourself. Sometimes, we can work for years towards a goal that’s so out of our hands and path we can’t get close enough to see that it’s not what we wanted in the first place. “What begets a man who gains the world and loses his soul?” In the current economic state it seems most of us young adults have given up on material wealth. Many of us sit behind computer screens minds dulled by flashing lights and music notes, hoping for digital recognition. Is this success? Or is it something more malignant, simply existing. Here at SHARP we’ve had these broad discussions with our friends many times, they spiral into pipe dreams about hanging out with Drake and all these people who don’t really relate to us. One day we thought about what SHARP means, and we realized this isn’t a line for people haphazardly wandering through life looking for an easy break, watching hours drift off into space. SHARP is for those of us who see there’s more to life, there are passions and loves that make our days worth so much more than whatever fleeting dreams tumblr posts across your dashboard. Is it the Bugatti or the Rolls Royce I should want this week?
We thought it would be best for us to let some of our closest friends from all walks of life tell you their stories- the things that keep them moving and make them tick. We have everyone from singers to producers to film students and multiple Grammy winners telling what success is to them personally. The craziest part is all the overlap. At our core we all are so similar, the walls that divide us are paper-thin. Success is finding something you love and working at it, diligently, mindfully. All the trappings of success, the outward signs others read as success, don’t mean anything at all if what you do doesn’t touch your heart. We heard that sentiment over and over again. No matter if you’re a Grammy winner or just another kid just starting out in the studio; as long as you are working towards something and giving back to the world, you are touching success.
“I’m just trying to show people that it’s not about money, it’s about doing what you love and giving back to people who actually need it.”
Stay Humble and Remain Positive
THANK YOU TO THOSE FEATURED IN THE VIDEO
Jill Scott (@missjillscott)
Harry Hudson (@HarryHudson)
Bjon Wilson (@DOIIAxDOIIA)
Music: "An Old Peasant Like Me" - Explosions In The Sky
WE DO NOT OWN ANY OF THE RIGHTS TO THIS SONG, PLEASE BE COOL GUYS.
YOU CAN BUY THEIR SONG AND ONES LIKE IT HERE: amazon.com/Prince-Avalanche-Original-Picture-Soundtrack/dp/B00DECS3UA