One of the greatest lyricists of all time, Eminem has overcome a life of poverty, abuse and child bullying amongst other things to become one of the best-selling artists of the 21st century. This song as well as the movie 8 mile, show us a glimpse of his life and his struggle to fame. As a teenage dropout, Eminem found a way to express his passion for language and used his love of hip-hop as a mental release for everything he was going through.
“The truth is you don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow. Life is a crazy ride, and nothing is guaranteed.”
Lose Yourself received an Oscar in 2002, his most commercially successful and inspirational song. The lyrics are meant to wake you up and demonstrate through his life story that we have to “seize every opportunity and never let it go“. It’s important for everyone to understand that we don’t live forever and some opportunities only come once in a lifetime. Like Eminem says, you should lose yourself in your craft, go after your dreams and seize the moments that you will never get back.
Now signing off with the reminder: Don’t wait for the world to recognize your greatness, live it and let the world catch up to you.