I believe in hustle over hype,
in praise over gripe,
in dedication over type,
and cold hard cash over swipe.
I believe in excellence over perfection,
free form over a set direction,
trusting your talent over micro inspection,
and true leadership over a rigged election.
I believe in heart and soul
over winning at any cost,
I believe that sometimes the goal
should be to get lost.
I believe that silence is golden
and that words matter.
I believe you’ve gotta know when to fold ’em,
and to block out senseless chatter.
I believe in red ice over yellow ice,
in integrity over shine,
I believe in naughty and nice,
and the indwelling divine.
I believe in practicing how you’ll play,
in speaking from the heart,
in truly seizing the day,
and truly playing your part.
I believe the only reward for good
hard work is being given more,
and that whenever I could, I should
hold open the door.
I believe in grit and grace,
in diversity and voice,
a sacred written space,
and always having a choice.