Set a Good Example

I could remember as a young boy I would always hear these words,

“do as I say, not as I do.”

These words would confuse me because the person giving them was always an authority figure of some sort. How do you expect someone under you to respect and follow your directions when you yourself are always not living up to the words that you speak? You have to set a good example. You must practice what you preach. It’s not wise to always tell others what’s expected of them but they watch you undermine and do the opposite of what you tell them. Not only is it confusing but you are setting a example that it’s okay to have a good talk. Be able to say the right words and phrases. However, when it comes down to the action, simply put you don’t have to do it. You don’t have to live by it. What you say is more for others to be doing less for myself to held to the same standards that you expect form other people. Set a good example. You’re a leader not a follower.



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.

7 comments on “Set a Good Example

  1. Exactly 👍 well saidv

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  2. I have always said you lead through your actions more so than your words.

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  3. These very same words my father used to hand me. Needless to say, he wasn’t very successful in life.

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