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15 Motivational Messages From Jeezy's Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101

Jeezy's been motivating us for 10 years.

Ten years ago, Jeezy was Young Jeezy and he was setting the rap world on fire.

The rapper - who unleashed his debut album Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 on July 26, 2005 - didn't just drop a slew of hits. He also delivered a motivational project for the streets, clubs and everywhere in between.

Yep, the Snowman had powerful messages about self-love, friendship and honesty. So, as the project turns 10 Sunday (July 26), MTV News looked back at some of Jeezy's most motivational lines from the classic LP to make you a better person.

  1. Believe In Yourself
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    "You gotta believe/ You gotta believe," from "Thug Motivation 101."

  2. Always Be Honest

    "I speak the truth / Every noun, every verb," from "Thug Motivation 101."

  3. See Opportunity Where Others Don't
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    "Look up in the sky, tell me what you see/ The clouds? Naw n---a not me/ I see opportunity, I'm an opportunist," from "Let's Get It/Sky's the Limit."

  4. Remember Where You Came From

    "I used to hit the kitchen lights, cockroaches everywhere/ Hit the kitchen lights; now it's marble floors, everywhere," from "Thug Motivation 101."

  5. The World Is Yours

    "The world is yours, and everything in it/ It's out there, get on your grind and get it," from "Let's Get It/Sky's the Limit."

  6. Always Remember To Grind
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    "Anything you put your mind to/ Put your grind to/ Forgetful ass n---a / must I remind you," from "Let's Get It/Sky's the Limit."

  7. Realize Life Is Full Of Ups And Downs
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    "It's all in the game, the ups, the downs," from "Let's Get It/Sky's the Limit."

  8. Be Observant
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    "I see you lookin', with your lookin' ass," from "And Then What."

  9. Never Change Your Essence
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    "What did you expect man, I came from nothin'/ Real street n---a and wouldn't change for nothin'," from "And Then What."

  10. Be Good To Your Friends
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    "Got my n----s out the hood, it's such a wonderful feeling/ Three car garage with the twelve foot ceilings," from "And Then What."

  11. Stay Away From Guns
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    "Now who the f--k wanna play with guns?/ A lot of holes, a lot of blood, dog, the sh-t ain't fun," from "Go Crazy."

  12. Don't Pretend To Be Something You're Not

    "This ain't a movie, we are not actors," from "That's How Ya Feel."

  13. Don't Waste Time
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    "You out of line n---a, I'mma straight line/ And I don't believe in wasting time," from

    "Don't Get Caught."

  14. Love Those Who Love You
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    "The streets love Jeezy and I love 'em back," from "My Hood."

  15. Believe What You Want To Believe
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    "N---a I'm the sh-t and if I ain't/ Y'all let me think what think," from "Over Here."

Want to continue getting motivated? Listen to the full LP below. And then let us know some of your other favorite motivational bars in the comments.