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One day someone asked me……

One day someone asked me why I go so hard? Am I trying to keep up with someone? Am I afraid to get left behind? Who is my competition?

For a split second I almost told them don’t ever ask me a dumb question like that. There’s nothing on this Earth that a person has that I want and need that I’m in constant competition with them everyday for it.

Then a light bulb went off…………

I’m in competition with no man, not even myself. I have the victory over external and internal forms of stimuli. I just have to walk in that authority. Who I am, what I do and who I am supposed to be will be measured to no man but the one who is above all. Look in the mirror and tell me what you see? Do you see what’s staring back? When ever you stop, quit and don’t continue that, that thing right there. You know, your past, doubts, fears, worries, insecurities, etc it will catch up and it’s not just interested in catching up. No, my friend it’s coming to consume you. So now my friend, TELL ME what’s your competition after hearing me say all of that?

Wassup world. I am Keyshaun Jamel Collins and what can I say about myself. First thing is that I never thought that I would be sharing my life, thoughts, experiences, ideas, and dreams aka my business with the world. I’m simply an introverted guy who views the world differently but prefers to keep to myself. I graduated from college nine months ago with my Bachelors of Science degree in psychology. That’s a big accomplishment for me. Yet, that’s not about me. I am a Chicago native born and raised to a black dad and mom who are still married till this day. That don’t describe me. I got a Puerto Rican and Mexican fiancée; my guy friends I had to break free from them because they were jealous. Couldn’t understand how I had the tools to get that one girl, while they stepped up to the plate swung and missed. That’s not about me. Went outside day after day practicing on what started as a dream in hopes of one day becoming a reality. I did not have the mental strength to let this curricular activity go, so I could realize that this was meant to be metaphor to teach me life and prepare me for my true gift. Now that’s me. I am a firm believer in to whom much is given, much is required (Luke 12:48). My goal is to give back, it is very easy to receive so much in life, but the real reward is to give back that knowledge so you can help the next fellow man under you struggling in whatever his/her situation may be. Through this website I have an opportunity to inspire, encourage and motivate. Paint a picture with my words while telling a story about my struggles, hard aches and pains; also the down falls and faults that I bare witness to everyday while I interact with numerous people everyday. How am I able to achieve this, simple I know myself. I know my self worth as a man because I envision it, claim it, speak it and walk in my authority confidently because I understand it. Like my dad and mom always say “If you don’t stand for something than you’ll fall for anything. Now that’s me.

5 comments on “One day someone asked me……

  1. I think we should not waste our time and compete against us or against anyone. We should just live our life, enjoy every moment and keep going! Have a great day! 😊

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  2. We all face ghosts from our past, mistakes that we have made, and tarnished love. Fortunately, the sun comes up to proclaim a new day.

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  3. This life is not to compete with anyone but just live it with gratitude . But sometimes we are just pulled back by our past., worries about our future. Thank you for sharing this wonderful thoughts .

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