My dear, when people show you who they are, why don’t you believe them, why must you be shown 29 times before you can see who they really are? Why can’t you get it the first time when people show you who they are, believe them the first
Time your biggest enemy is you. My whole book is about you battling yourself. People don’t understand, Is you against you? The only person that gets in your way is you. Nobody else. Do not go into a job thinking about money, because if you go into a job thinking about money, you’re not going to get the most out of it. If you go into a job loving it, being passionate about it, you won’t get everything you got coming out of it. But if you go into that job saying, I’m going to make a whole lot of money, this job is going to pay me this, you ain’t going to get nothing out of it. You have to love it first. And I felt like I’ve always loved rap more than I love money. I love rap more than I love anything. That’s why I built this facility so I could work whenever I want to, as opposed to someone telling me, Hey, Snoop, I think it’s time for you to make a record. I think you should know. I think I should shoot a TV show, make a record, shoot some baskets, lift some weights, ride a bike, play with my grandkids all in one day because that’s how I work. Hmm. I told my mom when
I was 16 years old, one day, one day I’m going to be successful. One day, one day I’m going to be successful, and one day I’m going to help a lot of people. I always say this. Pay the price today so you can pay any price in the future.
Pay the price now. Ok, pay the price. A person’s character is not judged when they ride the wave of success. When everyone chants their name and you want to be their friend, no, your character is put to the test when your back is against the wall. And for me, that time is now. Failure gives you two choices you stay down or you get up. Well, I’m up and I am fired up because I have figured it out. I have figured out that I need to stand in this ring and just plain ol do something that I should’ve done a long time ago. People say you have to have a lot of passion for what you’re doing, and it’s totally true. And the reason is because it’s so hard that if you don’t, any rational person would give up. So if you don’t love it, if you’re not having fun doing it, you don’t really love it, you’re going to give up. And that’s what happens to most people. Actually, if you really look at