Jermaine Lamarr Cole, known by his stage name J. Cole, is an American rapper and producer. Brought into the spotlight by Jay Z, Cole managed to make a great name for himself in the rap industry due to his talent and love for music.
Now, J. Cole has the life that many don’t even dare to dream about, but things haven’t always been this way. Shortly after he was born, his father left his mother and him.
Struggling with financial problems, they used to live in trailer parks until Cole’s mother remarried. Unfortunately, his stepfather became abusive and the marriage ended; soon after that, his mother became addicted to crack.
Cole taught himself how to rap and produce music, worked hard, sold great amounts of records and produced tracks for various artists. The rapper keeps himself busy, but he still finds the time to lead his own nonprofit foundation.
Here are 20 J. Cole quotes to motivate you to achieve all your goals.
Anything’s possible, you gotta dream like you never seen obstacles.
Don’t let bridges you cross be bridges you burn.
I put a lot of pressure on myself. I think something’s not good enough, and I won’t stop until I feel like I’ve made it.
You are perfect exactly as you are. With all your flaws and problems, there’s no need to change anything. All you need to change is the thought that you aren’t good enough.
We got dreams and we got the right to chase ’em.
Hard to move on when you always regret one.
Sometimes our dreams come true, sometimes our fears do too.
If you truly believe it, that’s step one. Step two, is, you know, the hard work that goes along with it.
I’m here to spread a message of hope. Follow your heart. Don’t follow what you’ve been told you’re supposed to do.
They say time is money but really, it’s not. If we ever go broke, time is all we got.
If they don’t know your dreams, they can’t shoot them down.
I feel like this: Whatever is in your path and in your heart, you need to do.
Never give up until you’ve given out all your very best. It’s better to fail trying, than wondering what could have happened if you tried.
Take a chance, because you never know how perfect something can turn out.
I’d rather be happy being myself than sad trying to please everyone else.
You have to hurt in order to know. Fall in order to grow. Lose in order to gain. Because most of life’s lessons are learned in pain.
Nothing lasts forever, but at least we’ve got these memories.
I had a lot of resistance, and not just to fame. I was always conscious of not changing.
You have no control over what somebody else feels about you, but you have 100 percent control over how you feel about yourself and how you feel about the people around you and how you handle life.
I feel like I am officially in the game, but I also feel like I’m not where I want to be. I’m far from it. I got a lot more things to do. I got a lot more respect to get…