Sic Parvis Magna is my favorite Latin phrase, commonly translated as “greatness from small beginnings”. Generally speaking we can get caught up longing for the “I’ve made it” moment in our professional careers. From a new high profile job, to the big promotion, it’s very easy to casually overlook the small victories that lead to that grand opportunity. In actuality, the small victories along the way were the true catalysts for said big win. Overnight successes are anomalies that rarely have true longevity and often times most don’t get an opportunity to see all the behind the scenes time, effort and dedication that it took in order to level up.
We’ve all been there. An overwhelming majority of us are probably still there right now; I know I am, scrambling, anxious, all stressed out about something, someone or maybe both. Hopefully you’re not dealing with both at the same time because that would be a lot to endure. But whatever you’re coping with as tough as it may currently seem, I can assure you in time that this too shall pass. As we push through the second half of 2018, here are some tools to hopefully help you alleviate some of your stress and anxiety.
Jacky Wright has worked on numerous projects. From managing 2x Grammy-nominated songwriter & singer Kenyon Dixon and author Thelma Wright, to working with actor Michael B. Jordan. This kid from Philly touched on his love for his hometown, the behind-the-scenes of working on the movie Black Panther and the purpose behind his new brand wrighteous™.
Most people never “fail big” because they’d rather “play it safe.” Here’s the thing, there’s nothing wrong with playing it safe, but how could you expect to really fulfill your purpose if you don’t step out on belief and fate that you can actually achieve your goals? God doesn’t make a move until you do, that’s just how this works. Generally speaking there are dreamers and there are doers, I’m challenging you to be both.
Here are a few recommendations of books that have truly resonated with me over time and books that I’ll be continuously be reading over and over. Hopefully when you have an opportunity, you can add some of these titles to your list. Maybe you’ve already read a few (or all) of these, but whatever the case may be, here’s five books that have helped me along my journey so far.