It is not the movement of the clock that produces a newness of life It is a movement in your thought You’re gonna hear all kinds of things to say something about you, Hurl it behind you The enemies that you see today, you will see them no more No artillery assembled against you shall be able to prosper Every tongue that rises against you, God will censure This is my time Truth of the issues with everyone in here is going through a change You don’t have to be ashamed of yours We are all in the process of converting to a higher, better face of myself Let this be the year that I birth a higher, better saying of myself Don’t let the habits of my past prevent me from this metamorphosis New Year, New Me New year New Me.
What separates us is translation, the possibility of change the desire to evolve the passion to get up off the foot and stop devouring clay I’m tired of doing what I used to do If I ever do what I’ve always done, I’ll always be where I’ve always been I’m gonna throw it behind me Somebody in this room that nobody would think “would’ve been” a religion tonight that you reaped them to this place tonight because you want them to be a new me and a brand-new time and have a new posture and a brand-new judgment cause the real battleground is in your thought.
That’s where the fight is, you lay down with it, you get up with it you go to work with it you can digest your menu because of it Smiling in front of populations and none known to be There is gunfire croaking off in your top It’s not a geographical location, it’s not debt It’s not money, it’s not haters It’s not opponents, it’s not liars It’s not backbiters.
That’s not the battleground Stop squandering your weapons on what people say because it is not about what they say about you that matters It is what you say about you that peril your fate You will never be defeated by what they say about you You will be defeated by what you say about you. I dedicate this to you, to the greatness in you and to the fantasy that you established up on countries around the world to produce.
It is simply this – If you miss a act bad enough to go out and fight for it, to work day and night for it, to give up your time, your peace and your sleep for it, If whatever it is you dream and arrangement is about it, and life seems useless and worthless without it and If you gladly sweat for it and chafe for it and plan for it and lose all your fear of the opposition parties for it and If you simply go after that occasion that you want with all of your capacity, strength and sagacity, faith, hope and confidence and stern pertinacity If neither freezing, privation, famish , nor gout, sickness nor tenderness of body and psyche can retain you away from the thing that you want If bird-dog and shocking you beseech and haunt it, With the aid of God, YOU’LL GET IT! You have Greatness in you. What I’m trying to tell you beloved is that You can have a brand-new time But it don’t mean anything if you don’t have a new mind.
I’m telling you that You can buy a new auto but If you throw the old person in a brand-new auto You’re still gonna have the aged experience I’m telling you that a brand-new house doesn’t make a new wedding I’m talking about A brand-new outfit doesn’t start you a new person and if you think you are magically gonna be a new person I dislike to be the bearer of bad news because New life comes from a New mind and a New way of looking at your life.
I cannot step into the future and still think in my past, I cannot let the rumors and the grime of what they said about me destroy my opening Slap somebody and tell em I gotta kill it tonight I gotta destroy it tonight I gotta get rid of it tonight I gotta throw it behind me tonight I can’t drag that same old mess into another time.