Every Day

Do what you know your suppose to do.  It’s that simple.  That straight-forward.  Work hard.  Every day.  Be relentless.  Every day.  Stay focused.  Every day.  Live aggressively.  Every day.  Be you.  Every day.  Finish strong.  Every day.  Prepare, be prepared.  Every day.  Remain teachable.  Every day.  Be willing.  Every day.  Be open.  Every day.  Listen and learn.  Every day.  Apply.  Every day.  Give thanks.  Every day.  Live in gratitude.  Every day.  Get your needed sleep.  Every day.  Eat clean.  Every day.  Move.  Every day.  Challenge your mind.  Every day.  Face reality.  Every day.  Embrace the process.  Every day.  Reflect.  Every day.  Look ahead.  Every day.  Live presently.  Every day.  Dream.  Every day.  Be positive.  Every day.  Deny negativity.  Every day.  Be someone to follow.  Every day.  Be an example.  Every day.  Allow your actions to speak clearly, boldly.  Every day.  Live quietly.  Every day.  Walk in humility.  Every day.  Be ready to teach.  Every day.  Share your life.  Every day.  Express.  Every day.  Explore.  Every day.  Pursue uncomfortable.  Every day.  Love those around you.  Every day.  Run your race.  Every day.  Care for yourself.  Every day.  Be a servant.  Every day.  Be real.  Every day.  Encourage.  Every day.  God is good.  Every day.  Read.  Every day.  Write.  Every day.  Do what you know your suppose to do.  EVERY DAY.  It’s that simple.  That straight-forward.  EVERY DAY.

Don’t Get Sucked In

Don’t get sucked in.  Don’t get sucked into the games of those around you.  Don’t get sucked into the ways of the world.  Don’t get sucked into the desires of your natural being.  Don’t get sucked into mediocrity.  Don’t get sucked into complacency.  Don’t get sucked into negativity.  Don’t get sucked into gossip.  Don’t get sucked into pride.  Don’t get sucked into comparing, one-upping.  Don’t get sucked into doing, just to be seen, to be recognized.  Don’t get sucked into pleasing man.  Don’t get sucked into failing to listen.  Don’t get sucked into arrogance.  Don’t get sucked into trying to be someone else.  Fight each day, to avoid getting sucked in.

Improve

I have so much room to improve.  I have so much room to get better.  Every day is an opportunity to work on me.  To work on those areas within my life that need the improvement.  That need to get better.  I am not perfect.  I don’t have it all together.  I don’t have it all figured out.  I want to improve.  I want to get better.  I want to be the best version of myself.  I want to be someone to follow.  I want to lead.  I want to be an example.  I want to be more positive.  I want to serve others, help others.  I want to listen.  I want to learn.  Teach.  Mentor.  Grow.  Mature.  Explore.  Expand.  Connect.  Pursue the uncomfortable.  Resist the status quo.  I have to continue to remember that today is a gift!  Today is DEFINITELY an opportunity!  Life will not always go as planned.  Life will not always unfold the way I want it to.  It’s OK!  I have to go with the flow.  I have to be open.  Flexible.  Adaptable.  Willing.  It’s not about me.  It’s about others.  I work on me, in order to serve others.  In order to help others.  I don’t have to try to be anyone but me.  I am who I am.  I don’t have to worry about what others are or aren’t doing.  I take care of my business.  That’s it!  Don’t judge.  Don’t compare.  Don’t try to one up.  Run your race.  Run your race, at your pace.  Stay in your lane.  Have confidence, be confident in your abilities, your gifts, your work ethic.  Live boldly.  Live strongly.  Attack each day.  Take advantage of each day, each opportunity.  Stay focused.  Remember humility.  Remember kindness.  Remember what it’s all about!  relentlessly pursue excellence.  Relentlessly pursue your dreams.  Your passions.  Relentlessly encourage.  Relentlessly love.  Relentlessly rise above.

Small Bites

I am learning in life, it is not always about trying to accomplish as much as possible each day, but it is really key to work towards accomplishing little things each day, moving in the direction of completing larger tasks or goals.  Too often in life, I have found myself trying to take on too much all at once.  I then get frustrated because I try to do too much all in one shot.  This also leads me to procrastination and burn-out.  Instead of attempting to eat the elephant in one sitting, which by the way, WON’T HAPPEN, I am learning to take small bites over an extended period of time.  The result?  The elephant eventually gets eaten.  The task eventually gets accomplished.  The goal eventually is attained.  I avoid procrastination along with burn-out.  I get to enjoy the process in which I am endeavoring.  I am more apt to learn along the way, and keep my health as well.  It is important for me to stay focused on what I need to do.  NOT, what everyone else is doing or not doing.  It just doesn’t matter at the end of the day.  It is also important for me to stay in my lane, to run my own race at MY pace.  The world will always try to push, persuade, and pressure us into a certain direction.  People will always want us to do things their way, or, try to convince us to do it differently.  To do more.  To be more.  To move faster.  No thanks.  I know who I am.  I know what I need to do.  I now who I want to become.  I know my strengths, I am learning my weaknesses.  I know what pace I need to maintain in my life in order to accomplish what I want to accomplish.  I am learning all of this.  Learning as I go, learning as I live.  It’s fun.  It’s exciting.  I am thankful!

Be the Person

No one has life figured out.  No one has all the answers.  Those who would like you to believe they know something you don’t, are full of crap.  Those who paint the picture of an “all together” life, struggle as much, if not more, probably  more, than you.  I don’t care who you are, where you are from, how much money you do or don’t have, not a single person is immune to life’s difficulties, pains, frustrations, questions, and searchings.  All of us are mere projects.  Works in progress.  We are all failures.  We all fall short.  None of us have all the answers.  None of us have life figured out.  We all have fears.  We all have anxieties.  We all have insecurities.  We all wonder.  With all of our differences, we are all quite similar.  VERY similar.  We have all come from the same place, have the same origin.  Don’t get caught up in yourself.  Don’t get lost in yourself.  Blinded by yourself.  Don’t allow yourself to think you are somehow better, that you have arrived.  You aren’t better, sorry.  You haven’t arrived, sorry.  Check yourself.  You had better humble yourself.  Get over yourself.  You had better realize who you really are.  What you really are.  The sooner we realize our frailty, the sooner we move into growth.  Maturity.  Advancement.  Life is about moving forward.  Progressing.  Learning.  Failing.  Serving.  Exploring.  Expanding.  Loving.  Helping.  We have to let go, in order to grasp, in order to gain.  We have to be open, in order to see, in order to receive.  We have to be willing, in order to succeed, in order to positively impact.  We have to lose ourselves, in order to find ourselves.  Be the person who listens.  Be the person takes the time to spend with others.  Be the person who reflects.  Be the person who is self-critical, but gentle.  Be the person who is flexible, but disciplined.  Be the person who truly cares.  Be the person who is secure in who they are.  Be the person who shines.  Who brightens.  Who builds up.

Listen

If you want to be a life long learner, you had better learn to listen.  You are nothing.  You aren’t as great as you think you are.  You don’t know as much as you think you do.  You have weaknesses.  You have failed.  You will continue to fail.  You will continue to fall short.  Too often, people think they know.  They think they have something figured out.  They stop listening.  They stop learning.  They stop growing.  They stop progressing.  They stall.  They get stuck.  They remain stuck.  Shut your mouth.  Quit talking so much.  Get over yourself.  Humble yourself.  Open your ears, and LISTEN!

Positive

I will be positive today.  I will bring positivity wherever I go.  I will put positive, into the world, today.  I do not and will not allow negativity into my life.  Negative is poison.  Negativity rots.  Corrodes.  Destroys.  Eventually, Kills.  I have no time for negative.  The world is full of negative.  Full of negative people, negative situations, and negative media.  The world as a whole, is negative.  AWESOME!  I get to bring the positive!  I get to be a light.  I get to do it different.  Be different.  Talk different.  Live different.  I get to be a positive role model.  A positive leader.  A positive example.  What a privilege.  What an honor.  What an opportunity!  I am so thankful I get to choose who I am today.  I get to choose how I act today.  How I behave.  How I respond.  It’s on me!  NO ONE ELSE!  Today, I will choose, to put positive first.