You Didn’t Wake Up To Be Mediocre

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What it do,

After today stop waking up starting your day expecting less. Expect more. Don’t expect more from others but expect more from yourself. The average person is dissatisfied with his/her life. Here is why,

1) Change your mindset

(Focus on what you want to see, instead of focusing on what you are use to seeing)

Your mind is under constant attack from the time you wake, till the time you sleep. Half of those mental attacks that you’re having are not external, it’s internal. Yes, internal. Your environment plays a significant role in moding the person that you are today. So how do you combat this? It is time for you to be the first. Stop allowing your environment to dictate your life’s outcome. Most of you come from backgrounds that is filled with doubt, unbelief, uncertainty, regret, lack of hope, etc….. These things that you have both heard and seen has filtrated your mind and life up until this point. However, you have more life to live. It is not over and you don’t have to accept less, but you’re deserving of more. It is time for you to cancel these reruns. Stop replaying the same old episodes in your mind. It is not doing you any good. Listen to this, the reason why bad, the unexpected and the usual stuff keeps manifesting in your life. Is due to you constantly thinking on it, calling it forth and expecting it. You have to give this negative mindset the “Freddy Krueger” treatment. If you don’t fear it or pay it any attention then your negative mindset won’t have any power over you.  Now if you take that same mindset that you have for negative or what I like to call average and apply it to some positivity then you will begin to see a abundance of positivity manifest. If you want change to take place you must first tell yourself what good and positivity you expect to see and want to happen. I will end it with this “IF YOU CAN’T SEE IT BEFORE YOU SEE IT, THEN YOU WILL NEVER SEE IT.”

2) What’s your blueprint/ strategy

You just made a life change and this is fairly new to you. However, you need a blueprint/strategy so you can be effective in succeeding in this new life that you have. This is how you do it. Surround yourself around people who are where you want to be.

Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

Amos 3:3

Surround yourself around some like minded individuals where you can learn and absorb as much knowledge, information and understanding as you can. Being around these like minded individuals gives you the opportunity to be around people where you all will be operating off of the same wave frequency. Also, being around these people bring a level of accountability; being held to a higher standard. There is a level of accountability that will be placed on you to challenge yourself to grow and evolve everyday. Not going back to the same way that you were but pressing forward. This is good because the time that you used to spend being unproductive. Will be filled with task/objectives for you to accomplish everyday.

3) Invest in yourself

(Stop looking at others/what they got and have)

Stop spending so much money on making others rich and wealth. Take that money that you earned and go fund your own success. Don’t tell yourself that you can do it because you can. There is no excuse. You are spending way too much time being a spectator, being a fan watching others win and you could be out there winning as well. We are all bank accounts, stocks and bonds. You have to add value to it before it becomes profitable, “YOU GET OUT WHAT YOU PUT IN.” Investing in yourself does not cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. All it cost is a made up mind. Are you ready to make your mind up??

4) Fear No More

Cut that computer, television off and put that cell phone down. Stop living vicariously through others people. Quit watching them win on every level and you sitting back marvelling at this. Tssss, you have the same drive, effort, focus and tenacity within you. You just have to access it. “You will never know unless you try, so why not start with yourself”- fisherofmen. Stop sitting back wishing upon a star. Go out and go get what you want. Whatever you want it is yours. Move past the fear because it is hindering you from your next level. There are steps that you have to take in life and you keep falling constantly remembering that pain allowing yourself to stay in the crawling stage because those hardwood floors hurt. Metaphorically speaking.

5) Walk with Assurity

Yo, you are walking down this new path. You don’t know what obstacles, road blocks, situations or conflicts lies ahead of you. But make no doubt about it you must keep the faith. Know that what you are seeking for, asking for and working toward will and shall happen. You will be receiving criticism, hatred, etc from North, south,east and west. But still walk in assurity. Look the enemy is just messing with you. His plan and purpose is to decide you. The enemy will even go as far as talking to you in your in your head with your own voice saying, “you don’t deserve this. You know it’s too good to be true. You don’t have what it takes, because if you did it wouldn’t take this long me to see any good happen.” The enemy is sowing seeds of doubt and unbelief. It’s a trick. He peeped your future a long time ago and seen how mighty you really are and will be. So it is his mission to stop you. He wants you to deviate from the plan and purpose of your life. He knows that you are trying, your are fairly new at this so you don’t know everything that is and is not supposed to happen. Still walk in assurity. Don’t allow all your hard work to go to waste. There is nothing more sweet than seeing what you have been working toward come to fruition.

5) Yahuah (God)

Lastly,

 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:13

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

Remember Your life is designed for a great purpose not mediocrity

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Cleaning Out The Closet

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Imagine cleaning out your closet. It don’t matter what season it is, pick one. You walk toward your closet and open the doors. You stand back and anaylze how your closet has a mixture of old styles and new styles. Now your rummaging through all of your clothes taking each piece off the hangers trying them on to see what fits and does not fit. You stumble across some memorable pieces that make it hard for you to let go. You tell yourself “I’m not giving this away, it can fit me.” But when you go to try it on it is clear that you have out grown this particular pieces of clothing. But you’re determined to make it fit. You don’t want to let go. So you force you body into a pair of jeans and t-shirt, walk to the mirror and say, “see it fits.” While at the mirror you’re tucking in your stomach and standing in a particular way decieving the eyes of it’s reality. But eventually you come to your senses and say, “yeah, it’s time to let go. These clothes have served me well.” You continue cleaning out the clothes trying on clothes to see if it fits or not. By time you are done you have five to seven pieces left in your closet, but the box marked donate sitting on your bed has over twenty-five plus pieces in it. You walk over to the bed with some tape and close the box. You take the box downstairs, grab your keys off the table and walk out to the car. Now you’re on the road driving to Goodwill. On your way there you’re happy because space was made in your closet enabling you to have new clothes. You make it to Goodwill and you drop off the box of old clothes. While you are waiting for your receipt one of the store clerks look through the box of clothes and say, somebody is going to have a nice wardrobe.

By nature people are naturally horders at heart. We hang on to things whether clothes, materials, answers, solutions, etc…. But remember you do grow up and out grow things. Most of the times those things that you have out grown can be passed down to someone else that is in need of it. Remember those things that you are holding onto was once passed down to you from someone else who out grown it. So why not you do the same?

I liken this unto cleaning out the closet. You throw away or donate old clothes as away to free up some space so you can have for new clothes right? Well that is how you are supposed to be with kind words, nice gestures, solutions, answers, help just all around positivity. If a person is in need of some help and you are in a particular place in your life where you can give help. Do it. Don’t sit back and watch someone struggle; holding their blessing, answer or solution in the palm of your hand. Someone will do you the same to you when it’s time for you to need help.

If you have it, give it. Hand it over and don’t be filled with regret, mumbling and complaining. Just know that what once was called old helped you. Now it’s being passed down to help someone else in need. By you doing this you are making way for the new, so it can pick up where the old left off and further you in life.

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Discouraged No More

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Discouragement (n)

  • the act of making something less likely to happen or of making people less likely to do something
  • : a feeling of having lost hope or confidence
  • : something (such as a failure or difficultythat discourages someone

Everyday something is happening to us that we can or can’t prevent. And you know it that does suck. When certain situations are in your control and it just slips through your fingers. Man another missed opportunity. Or when certain situations arise that go undetected, situations never showed up on the raider. It’s in stealth mode. These situations come in like a flood and catch you off guard and just wipe you out. Man, that hurts because it shook up your world and left you to die. You could feel how cold it was. In its eyes you see no care, no grace, no compassion, no mercy.

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You were not prepared for a category 7 situation. You are left not knowing what to think, what to make of this and what to do with the remains of this catastrophe.

In the words of Hustle Man, “you gotta pick up the pieces.”

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Don’t sit back and allow what has happened to you weigh you down. Don’t walk around blaming yourself for situations that were in our out of your control. Keep going. Don’t sit back and relive the same tragedy over and over again, because it won’t solve a thing. All of these things that you are constantly holding onto is a form of pity. Avoid it at all cost because pity……….. well it’s a one shot kill to your courage leaving you wasted and your situation remaining the same, never changing.

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Change your mentality and you will change your reality. Don’t think and confess with your lips that your life is over. Don’t make peace with your situation. Don’t lay out new covers, place pillowcases on pillows, and lay out bedsheets. This is not a sleep over. Give your situations the hotel treatment, “checkout is at 7pm. All calls end, turn in your keys and key cards, and any damage to the room will be added to your bill. Have a nice day and please fill out a survey through our website leaving a friendly comment about our services.” But get into the habit of waving your hands to your situations telling them “bye and don’t come back now.” 

Stop throwing yourself a pity party. Yes it happened. Yes it brought you alot of pain and misery. Yes it caught you off guard. But by you holding onto the memories of it, it’s only going to further injury to your life. Allow yourself to heal and let it go. You deserve a new beginning. Lighten the load, let that baggage go.  I liken this unto going to the grocery store buying at maximum 15 bags worth of groceries. Let’s say that you have a friend there with you. I would hope that you are not being a muscle man/women but you realizing that you can’t carry all of this home. So instead you lighten the load and hand about 6 to 7 bags to your friend. This makes walking home easier, bareable. Instead of you walking down the street struggling.

Look situations happen it’s just apart of life. There is no way to escape it. However, there is a way to deal with it. Yes there is a way to deal with it………

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Hunger for knowledge, thirst for understanding

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Oneday I will say……..

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And Yahusha said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Matthew 17:20

You know there are mountains in your life. There are mountains in your way blocking the path. These mountains are making a simple journey very difficult. However your mindset is that you don’t want anything to stand in way. So you make no excuse for not continuing your journey. So you begin to climb these mountains only to look up and notice that you are no where near the top. You were halfway up one mountain but you climb back down to the ground. You take a step back to anaylze your surroundings. You notice that there are multiple mountains identical to the one you just climbed. You begin doubting because from the look of things these mountains are Giants. These mountains present a great obstacle. These mountains are time consuming. These mountains make you feel unforsure if you are equipped with the proper materials to be able to take on such a challenge. These mountains look impossible to overcome. These mountains look firm and sturdy. They don’t look as if they can be moved. But don’t lose faith. Don’t give in or be dismayed. Don’t look at your situations with doubt and unbelief. If you were to just have a little bit of faith; keep telling yourself “oneday, I will say, I did it.” Yahuah(God) will take care of the rest he will place power and authority in your words that you will be able to tell your mountains to move and go elsewhere. What was once a impossible journey for you. Well, it will be clear of potential hazards and road blocks and it will be Possible.

Remember keep the faith and keep working. You are almost there, don’t stop. Continuously tell yourself “ONEDAY, I WILL SAY, I DID IT .”

In the words of a wise fish don’t give up just keep………..

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Having the ability to drown out criticism aka not give a……….

What it do,

So this morning I was watching ESPN’s Get Up and they showed a clip from a interview that a reporter asked Mr. Westbrook about the criticism that he has been receiving about his shooting and guard play in the NBA. His response at the 0:15 was “I have been blessed with the ability to not give a f-bomb.”

Yo, let’s be real about something. Sometimes a person’s is correct about you. Other times a person’s criticism just let it roll off your back like water off a ducks back. Sometimes you gotta ignore them. If a person’s criticism was of any relevance and importance they themselves would take their own advice and be off doing better. Apparently they didn’t do that. All a critic is, is a hater who is jealous of the fact that you are going after and accomplishing what you set out to do. While they are still sitting back wishing upon a star for their dreams to come true. Or they are mad at the fact that they could not become what they are critiquing you about. A critic ain’t nothing but a fan, a spectator that looks at you and envy you for having the mindset, the courage, the will, the tenacity, the fortituted, the strenght, the determination, the ability, the balls to take that leap of faith and apply works that’s needed in order for you to go after and obtain and maintain what yahuah (God) has for you. There are so many times in life where you are striving to be more, do more and have more in life. You will have critics critiquing your every move. You will need to develop a thick skin so you can stay focus on your goals, dreams and aspirations. Sometimes in life you got to not care what others think or feel about you. You can’t pay too much attention to that outside nose. You got to just run your race. Do what the horses do, put those blinders over your eyes and just focus and stay the course. Stop paying attention to what someone is saying or doing on the left or right side of you. Just look forward and keep on going.

So this is how you treat a critic. Who is a spectator that bought a front row ticket to watch this play called, “your amazing life.”

1) Don’t pay them any attention

That is all a critic wants. You see their life is so sad because it is filled with so many questions of “what if?” You see these people are hunted by their past and are mad because they are physically present at 2019 but can’t get over the early 2000s. These are times in their life that they wish that they had back so they can be at the place in their life that feel that they should presently be in. You, you my friend because they are around you so much and watching you and others like you sore higher and higher in life is a constant reminder to them that they could and should be doing more and better for themselves. They can’t handle it and be a man/women and take responsibility for their short comings in life and seek out help, knowledge, understanding. You know get that closure they need so they can move on and have a better and more productive life. So instead they use you and others who are doing good for themselves and they try to live through you, become relevant.

2) Don’t add fuel to the fire/ keep your composer

They are constantly targeting you, because they are seeking attention that they desperately need and want. Really it’s not about you, it’s more so you are collateral in their world, it’s them moreso who they are mad at and can’t get over. They are seeking a form of relevance. Still don’t pay them any attention. Their claim to fame is knowing that they ticked you off. They got you to break character and focus on someone that is not important. Keep your composer. Yes it will bother you that they are talking but it will bother you more knowing that you responded to someone that is not worth your time, energy or effort. You have more to lose in this.

3) This is chess not checkers

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Allow them to say what they want. As for you “HEAR NO EVIL, SEE NO EVIL.” Take a second to step back and assess the situation. You have to realize that they are upset at you because you are at a place in your life that they wish they were at. At night when they close their eyes to sleep they dream of this only to wake in the morning realizing that this is not there reality. So they are hurt because they are still in the same place, stuck at the same job, living the same life for the past 5, 10, 20+ years. Now listen to me, this is not your fault, you did not cause this unto them. You are not the blame for this. However, apologize anyway and be the bigger man/women walk up to them look them dead in the eyes and talk to them. Get to know them, listen and hear their insecurities, faults and failures that they believe that they have. Next, extend your hand and offer some assistance. Offer some assistance, don’t ask them anything because they may feel like your offering them sympathy help. Say, “I can show you how to accomplish that so you can have what you want.” Be genuine about this don’t do this to be a a-hole really offer them some services, point then in the right direction.

Checkmate

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4) Watch how fast their demeanor changes

Watch their facial expression, they’re going to look at you with both excitement and confusion. Meaning they don’t know what to make of this, they are stuck questioning. This is because they thought that someone like you, who they view in their eyes as having everything would never take the time out to bless them, to think about them and help them.

So this means they are blinded by their own negativity. They never would expect help. They would never see it coming. This is a perfect opportunity for you. To who much is given much is required. Take advantage and bless them whether they use it or not. Still bless them anyway.

Now sometimes this works and other times you just gotta walk the other way and “let it be what it’s gone be.” You never know that once enemy may turn into a friend. Sometimes in life people are hurt, mad, jealous, envious and bitter toward us is due to them feeling that they never had the opportunities that we have had that perpelled us into our level of success. But they are ignorant to the fact that you struggled just like them. You didn’t always have it perfect and easy just like them. You had to bust your butt just like them. They look at you through the eyes of lust, greed, covetness, not realizing that if they were to take that same energy and effort and mindset that they have toward feeling bitter, angry, regretful and hateful toward you a person who didn’t do anything to them, let alone you probably don’t even know them. If they were to turn that negative mindset into a positive one they too would be in a better place in life.

Drop the mic one time for the one time

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Reminder a critic is nothing but a hater, just jealous and envious at the fact that they can’t be you and will never be able to do what you do. We call those people fans of yours.

Also you change your mentality, you will change your reality.

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Liking what you do

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I remember about 2 years ago at a job that I was working in college. I was having a conversation with my supervisor. He was telling me how he and his friends rap and how they have a mixtape on iTunes at the time. I was very interested in listening to it. So he let me hear it. I was blown away I gave him his props. I let him know that his flow was good, but when you yourself don’t know how to rap anyone who can is better. He was talking to me about his life and particular thoughts that he had swirling around in his mind. So, I looked at him and said bro, that is something that you should put in your raps. I’m sure that alot of young guys that have faced a similar situation as yourself would love to hear someone that can relate. He looked at me and said naw, naw man. Put his head down and said nobody wants to hear that.

Without even thinking I said it doesn’t matter what anyone wants to hear, don’t you want to hear it? He put his head down and eyes began to sweep the floor as if what was said had a affect on him.

You know success is measured by money, fame and fortune. So much emphasis is placed on where you see yourself 5,10 years from now. Also what is your a, b, c, d, e, f, g plan and what are you currently invested in that will perpel you to succeed. As people we rarely take the time to step back and see that success is based on liking ourselves. Is there anything about you that is of value and is cherished that you have? It does not have to be big or spectacular. It can be small, but is it something you cherish and value about you. Do you like what you do? Being able to cultivate what you do naturally, effortlessly everyday and turn it into a ssuccess.Do you like how you do it? It should not matter to you if people like or dislike. What matters is do you like it.

Based on your life how do you view success?

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You have a job

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The job is not to clock in at 9 and leave at 5. The job is not to boss others around. The job is not to be in others business. The job is not focus on others and neglect yourself. The job is not make others in control of your life. The job is not to run from your problems. Not allow the situations from your circumstance to dictate the outcome of your present and future. The job is not to duck and hide. The job is not to fight against the process. The job is not to dream and dream. Want and want and don’t begin laying the ground work to see it come to fruition.

See everyday that you wake is a new day to give thanks and praise to Yahuah (God) that you are alive. It’s a wonderful opportunity to count your blessings. It’s a chance to complete, strive, try, do everything that you were not able to complete or start on yesterday. This is precious time. “USE IT DON’T LOSE IT.” It is not a time for you to quit. See you don’t get a chance to quit. You don’t have a say in this. If you look to the left, right, back and front of you there is someone watching that needs to see a good example.

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In this life, in your life you don’t get a chance to quit. You are stronger than that and it’s not an option. It’s not over. You have more life to live. I don’t care whether you are 9, 29, 39, 59 heck even a 109. You don’t quit.

The day you stop pressing forward is the day you close your eyes for the last time and take your last breath. Until then……………KEEP ON KEEPING ON.

Yes it’s challenging but it’s more challenging when you don’t begin

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Jump: is there more to life

 

What it do,

I am guilty myself of this. I was once was caught up in this as well. I thought that gifts were singing, dancing, jumping and dunking adrinking a ball. I found out later in life that those are talents. That is not a gift. Some of my friends and myself used to think that the only way to be successful was through being a athlete or a rapper. My friends really didn’t come to terms with this and God bless them I hope that they make it. However, I always wondered was there more to life? The most high was pulling on me letting me know every step that he has placed more in me. That what I wanted was becoming a idol and blocking me from my true gifts. Anywho enough about me I just thought that this my be something of a eye opener for others out there search, questioning and wondering “Is there more to life.”

Don’t keep wondering, find out

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Circumstances

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What it do.

You know a person’s environment plays a big role in their development. The things that they see, hear, touch, taste and smell can influence the way they develop. However, I don’t want you to fear your environment. I don’t want you to give so much power and control to your environment. When you allow the circumstances of your environment to dictate your outcome you become bound by delusion of it was destiny or fate that my life turn out to be this way. You know Yahuah (God) never design your life to be determined by fate, destiny or circumstances because that means that you have no say or opportunity to choose the path that you want to take. Robert Frost said it best, “two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by.” You have a free will to exercise. You can choose to sink or swim. Obey or sacrifice. Live or die. Stay bound or be set free. Most importantly not become the product of your circumstances.

Hunger for knowledge, thirst for understanding

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