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What I know for sure!

Beyond just gracing the cover of the most prestigious Men’s magazine, Denzel Washington is a brilliant actor! One of the few in Hollywood whose marriage has survived the fame and attention that comes from being constantly in the spotlight. Monitored by millions of fans and critics, he is a man who continues to re-invent himself. One thing I picked whilst researching on his works was what he said about growing up on the streets until he was 14 when his mother relocated to another side of town and sent him to a private school, Oakland Military Academy in New York. That decision, he said, changed his life.

In Denzel’s words: “…because I wouldn’t have survived in the direction I was going. The guys I was hanging out with at the time, my running buddies, have now done maybe 40 years combined in the penitentiary (prisons). They were nice guys, but the streets got them!”

The “streets” can be anything that is stopping you from realizing your full potential. The “streets” can be that habit that is holding you back from living your best life. The “streets” can be anyone who persistently drums fear and doubt into your spirit. The “streets” can represent anything. For Denzel, the “streets” were friends who were heading in the wrong direction. But he was lucky to get out of it, and for the last 20 years the world celebrates him, adores his works, and respects his craft.

It is time to let go of the “streets”. Whatever it is, tell yourself I am letting go of it now so I can fulfill destiny!

Happy Friday!

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