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Common’s Life Lessons  was originally published on thelightnc.com

1. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

To be great you have to find your path, believe in your path and live your path.

2. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

Common said that when living in your path there will be obstacles, but you have to know that in each situation (obstacle) there is a blessing.

3. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

Common says he realized that even when he was depressed that God was with him.

4. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

If you want to be great you have to work at it; you have to train. ~ Common’s uncle

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When asked why he has used his music and fame to uplift others Common responded: Through music, art and education we can uplift each other.

6. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

Common was very candid about how he used to view politicians, stating: I used to think politicians ain’t for us. But [now I realize] we need them. They are another layer to the solution.

7. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

8. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

I started working on myself and surrounding myself with people who believe, like Kanye. He would do listening sessions when he was promoting his first album, The College Dropout. He would jump on the table and perform. There were songs I didn’t even like but I started liking it because he believed. I learned belief is contagious.

9. Common’s Life Lessons

Common’s Life Lessons

I realized through grieving my relationship with Erykah that I was willing to dim my light to let others shine. I was reminded of something I was told long ago. Don’t put the lamp under the bed. Put the lamp on the stand. Let your light shine.