Guest Star: "I Spent Too Much Time Trying To Make Other People Happy"

Monday, Jan 3, 2011 12:05AM

Written by SOHH for Paul Wall

[With 2010 now a distant memory, Paul Wall admits his biggest mistake made over the last 12 months, and reveals what the "People's Champ" will represent in 2011.]

I think my biggest regret of the past year, in 2010, is something that really sticks out. When you look at 2010, it's really been a great year as far the economy, the recession, market crashing and all the negative things that's been going on, it's been very positive for me. I've been able to sit back and [count] all of the ways I've been blessed.

Things could have been a lot worse, but God's come through. Me and my family have seen through it all. However, one of the regrets I have when I reminisce about the year is that I spent too much time trying to make other people happy instead of making myself happy and making my family happy.

My New Year's resolution for 2011 is to not make anyone else happy but me and my family. I'm focused on making us happy and that don't mean I'm gonna stop being "The Champ" and showing love to people. I will but I'm also going to do things [while keeping in mind], is this going to make me happy? [The year won't be spent] trying to do everything I can to make everybody else happy.

Being the "People's Champ" is what I've been known for. I've always done things for the benefit of others. I've always tried to make decisions off of what's gonna make other people happy. But for 2011, this year's gonna be all about me. I'm going to do things for me. Bill Cosby said that he doesn't know the key to success but the key to failure is trying to please everybody else.

So, I'm gonna try [to live by those words] this year. 2011, I'm not gonna please everybody else, I'm gonna please me.

Be sure to check back tomorrow when DJ Whoo Kid reveals his biggest regret of 2010.

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