By: Yours Truly, The Mind Of Myron
Loyalty Loyalty Loyalty
On one side of the spectrum, if you get a new boss at your job and you aren't feeling their dougie, that doesn't mean quit. We know for a fact Okoye was devasted by T'Challa losing the throne to Killmonger but her loyalty was to a bigger cause, the throne. Your loyalty is to getting that bag. I'm sure you still have bills to pay, possibly mouths to feed and a variety of other things. You might not be loyal to the boss but you do have to stay loyal to the grind, your job, and continue to work hard.
However, on the other side of the spectrum is you have to know when the BAG is sacrificing your dignity. Sometimes you have to be like Nakia and know when to walk away. Your lively hood is important but working for someone corrupt not only makes you look bad but can put you harms way. Loyalty is key and important but make sure you know what and who you're being loyal to.
Fear > Right ???
Straight up to my faceeeeee
YOU DON'T WANT PEOPLE LIKE THIS ON YOUR TEAM!
Oh and if we look at the BEGINNING of Black Panther, we see from an even better point of view of how IT BE YA OWN N*GGAS! We see N'Jobu (Sterling K. Brown) get betrayed by his best friend Zuri (who was spying on him for T'Chaka). You have to make sure EVERYBODY, even your best friends, in your circle are solid!
Taking Your L in Stride
Check In your Baggage in order to fly
Seize Your Opportunity...
I know (trust me I know) it can be difficult to get our foot in the door in some of our fields but when we do, we have to be like Killmonger in a sense. We have to seize our opportunity and go after it like its the only chance we will ever have. Killmonger was not leaving that room without getting his chance to become king and he ultimately got his shot. Of course our situation more than likely will not involve becoming royalty, but we have to treat it as such. We trained our whole life for our shot, so when we finally get on the court, we have to SHOOT and MAKE! Settling for just getting on the floor (an opportunity) is not enough.
My advice for you all working toward your career goals is to continuously work on your craft. Do so whether you are working in the field you want to at the moment or not. There is always something you can learn or like Shuri said in the movie "just because something works, doesn't mean it can't be improved".
...Then Take Advantage Of Your Opportunity
You also have to take notice to T'Challa's reemergence. In life we aren't awarded many second chances. So when you get them, it is vital that you capitalize off it. When T'Challa got his second chance against Erik Killmonger, he was victorious.
All in all, if you get an opportunity in life, don't settle just getting it.
Go forth and take advantage of it. .