- The power or faculty of the mind by which one knows or understands, as distinguished from that by which one feels and that by which one wills; the understanding; the faculty of thinking and acquiring knowledge.
- Capacity for thinking and acquiring knowledge, especially of a high or complex order; mental capacity.
- A person possessing a great capacity for thought and knowledge.
Are you an intellect or an imposter? Do you possess intellect? If so, what qualifies you to proclaim such? Is it the way that you procrastinate through those tasks that may propel you from your ordinary self to the extraordinary being that you were created to be? Is it the way that you make grand excuses instead of contributing to that which could be grand? Is it the way that you require others to buy in to your mediocrity and savor the bullsh*t that you attempt to serve on a platter? I implore you to not waste my precious time with the illogical nonsense that you have accepted as fact. Refrain from capitalizing on this camouflaging of the truth any further; just get it over and accept that you don’t possess the staying power that it takes to become great. You are lazy. You love the feeling of a good night’s sleep more than you love the feeling of accomplishment. You are selfish. You lack goals and the ability to push yourself into anything other than your favorite pair of dress slacks that have become too tight. With the mainstream media or hip hop’s spotlight being shined on the terms “BOSS” and “BOSS CHICK” you aspire to become that which you perceive as having control over others, authority, and the ultimate decision-maker. Yet, you have not mastered control over that which is yours to control, your own life. You can’t be a BOSS at work and secretly a servant to self; it just doesn’t happen that way people. Seek that which is in your control first. Mastering your own life will enable you to be entrusted and empower you to master other more complex obstacles.
Let me clue you into something that I know for a fact: The success that you crave and witness in others doesn’t happen overnight. It is the result of years of tears, pain, perseverance, re-tweaking, prayer, and desire; you can’t buy success and it will NEVER be handed to you. Even those that seem to jog gracefully through life and are, seemingly, handed their success only remain at the top for so long before those around and above them identify them as IMPOSTER and reduce them back to the starting point because the work ethic and the quality of the product delivered (whatever it may be) is less than acceptable. It is easier to be an imposter than it is to be an intellect. Truth be told it is easier to lie to yourself about yourself than it is to swallow the ice-cold water in the face reality that you purchased a one-way ticket to Loserville and the box office is closed at the present moment.
How badly do you want it? What are you willing to sacrifice to get it? Success, that is! How hard are you really willing to work to change those bad habits, maladaptive thoughts, negative peer influences, and the mode of thinking that governs your actions? My brother, my sister, let’s make a plan to free you from the prison that you have created for yourself; I can’t promise you that the quest to change will be easy, but I can promise you that no effort will result in no change.
Your reality tells your present story, but you can define a new reality that will guide your future story. Therefore, when you see me in public and you decide to strike up a conversation in which you are blaming life and others for your present and pathetic self, be sure that you are prepared for my response. Instead of the sympathetic ear that I have been trained to hold and the rote empathetic words that may normally follow, don’t be surprised if I opt to give you a dose of what may one day make you stronger. The truth. If you think your life is difficult now, just wait and observe how 10-20 more years of doing absolutely nothing will improve your situation. Riddle me this, can you afford how much worse life can become? No, then what are you waiting on.
Are you an intellect or an imposter? The choice is yours to make.