When you think of the word, what definition stands out the most?

Make believe?
Role play?

We all play a role. No matter who you are or how in control you think you are. As they say… Life is a just a scene without rehearsal. Each day is a new chapter and is just as unpredictable as the last.

Can you say with complete certainty that you are 100% yourself, 100% of the time?

If you can say yes then you must be the happiest person on Earth because being yourself and feeling comfortable with who you are is difficult in this society.

As children, we would sometimes pretend to be someone we admired or hoped we’d become ourselves.  It was fun and you felt alive and happy doing it because it felt real.  In the back of your mind, you set yourself on a path to making it a reality when you grew up.

As adults, we are still pretending.  It just goes by different names.

The American Dream.

The Standard of Living… house, wife, kids, family vacations, retire.

Some are comfortable pretending.  It has become safe.  Their end game.  Mission accomplished.

Others struggle to continue pretending.  Fighting anything that doesn’t fit the picture they have painted in their minds.  The Standard of Living everyone around them expects them to follow.

But if something truly isn’t working and not making you happy…

Isn’t it time to stop pretending?


I challenge all of you to shake up your reality in 2015.  Take the impossible or the “fantasy” of getting something you have wanted for a long time and make a real effort to get it.  It’s not about whether you succeed… it’s about pretending you already have.

Black Sovereign