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What’s the most common advice do you find yourself giving people nowadays?


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I find myself telling people that you can’t get made at someone for not doing for you what you can do for yourself. If you want the best for yourself go after what you want. Quit waiting for people to acknowledge you. Quit wait for people to give you chances and opportunities. If you’re waiting for people to lay down and just let you move into your destiny then you’ll be waiting for a long time then my friend. Get up and go after it. Period

Now you answer what is the most common advice that you find yourself giving to people?

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What life advice do you value the most?

One if the life advice that I value the most came from my mom. “If you don’t stand for something then you’ll fall for anything”.

I value this because it taught me earlier on to have morals and values. Set a standard for my self. Think individually and don’t let anyone dictate to me what I know for a fact to be. See when you have something that you stand firm for people can’t sway to believe any and everything or involve yourself in any and everything. You know who you are, what you are, why you are, and how you are. Don’t ever stop growing and learning yourself. You never want to stunt your personal development. People will come and test you. They will try to shake you, break you and move you and trick you. So stand for something and stop falling for anything that you know is not you.

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Train the brain


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The former head of the United Negro College Fund coined the well-known phrase,

“A mind is a terrible thing to waste.”
Arthur Fletcher

What do you think are good ways to train your brain?

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There is no gym equipment out there in the world that can strengtheneth your mind. That muscle is physically untrainable.

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What Are You Holding On To That Is Holding You Back From Your Purpose?


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Read this and ask yourself, truly ask yourself. Why are you telling yourself that you should be further in life than you are currently? Then follow the question with, what are you holding on to that is holding you back from your purpose? Sit back and allow yourself to be humbled you will be surprised of the answer that you find out about yourself.

Yesterday I was having a conversation with myself. Yes I do that from time to time. I’ve been noticing that more and more people are walking around feeling unfulfilled. Regretting that they didn’t capitalize on their opportunities. I hear

“If I knew then what I know now I would be in a better place.”

“I should be further in my life then where I’m currently at.”

I politely ask why do you say that? Their response is I was being foolish when I was in my youth. I chose the streets instead of wisdom and knowledge. I rejecting the advice that my elders gave me. I traded in my obedience for sacrifice of the life that I should be having for the life that I wanted to have. I seen value in a temporary lifestyle instead of a everlasting lifestyle. I wanted things quick fast and in a hurry instead of taking my time.

I sit back in amazment because the people that I am talking to aren’t eighty or ninety years of age. They are in their mid to late twenties, thirties, fourties, fifties and late sixties. And it’s amazing how they have accepted defeat. It’s truly sad and at the same time humbling because they are not realizing that as long as they have life in their body. As long as the most high keeps waking them up. They can always live again They can always try again. They have a chance. They don’t have to quit, throw in the towel and accept defeat. They have a chance to live right, do right and be right. They don’t have to accept their circumstances and predicaments.

It’s humbling because my dad always told me that you don’t have to touch the fire to know that it is hot and will burn you. Just observe people lives and you will know what to do and what not to do.

However, what’s truly amazing about all of this is all the garbage that they are still holding onto that prevents them from succeeding in life. I question What’s holding them back from what they deserve to have. What’s holding them back from taking that next step toward a better tomorrow? Why can’t they access what’s theirs? Why can’t they let go and allow Yahuah (God) to truly have his way? What aren’t they letting go that is effecting their present and future. What are they benefitting by being hardhead? Why make life more difficult for yourself than it already is? Why aren’t you realizing that today is a new day. All those things that have happened on yesterday is old. You have another chance to live again? Why are you finding comfort in continuing to stay blind and deaf to your opportunities that you have now? Why do you like being alive physically but dead mentally, spiritually and emotionally? You are a warrior. Now why did you trade in your armor for some magic beans? Who told you that this is where your life ends?

Now you answer,

What are somethings in your life that you are holding on to; not allowing yourself to be humble enough to receive direction, that is preventing you from elevating to a level in your life that you believe that you should already be at?

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MARATHON Your Way To Success


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Runners take your position.

On your mark

Get set

And……. The gun goes off

You’ll be surprised how many people quit before the gun go off. The race has started and there are people still at the start line in a runner’s stance. Here’s some irony, that ribbon at the finish line. You know the one that gets split in half when the race has been completed. It’s spilt in two but no one ran or finished the race.

If no one started running then why is the race already finished? Check this out…..

1) Seen the end from the beginning

Don’t be so concerned with finishing the race. While finishing what you started is important. Your attention and focus should be on the journey, where and how you begin. The consequence for looking that far causes fear. You scare yourself because you get a glimpse of what you will have to endure. The trials and tribulations that you will face every mile in this race will frighten you.

Do not do this because you are not ready to handle those challenges just yet. You are building and are not fully matured mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for what this marathon will throw at you as you progress in miles. Do not get ahead of yourself. There’s nothing wrong with taking your time. This is all new and you do not know what to expect. So try this instead, take it one mile at a time. Take every quarter mile serious. Allow yourself to develop endurance and stamina. Allow yourself to establish the correct footing on how you should run this race. Use every quarter mile as a way to prepare you for the next mile.

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2) Showed up to the marathon unprepared

Did you train? Now I know that there are no exercises in the world that can prepare you for life. No excuses. You still have to show up ready. This is how you do it, “make up your mind.” First come to the race with a made up mind that you will start your race. Second what are you racing for? Do you have something that is of value and importance to you? What in your life are you seeking victory in? Next remember what you told yourself. Use that as motivation throughout the race to keep going. Don’t wait until you run through the ribbon with your hands raised high to make up your mind. Do it before the race begins.

3) Stop looking at others

This reminds me of a sporting event and you have two teams preparing to play each other. However, you have one team on the end of the field or court going through their drills with their coach’s. They look prepared mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. The whole team is coordinated from gear to skills. Now the other team is supposed to be doing the same and going through their drills preparing for their match up. But they are caught watching the other team. They took their focus off of what they showed up to the game to do and became invested in what the other team is going to do. Here’s the thing it is known in sports and in life for people to make a scene and advertise what they are capable of. But they are doing that while no one is competing against them. They are doing that where there is no pressure place upon them to stay the course. You can not get caught staring because this is a intimidating tactic used to place fear into the opponent head. Getting you to doubt in your skills, talents and abilities. Getting you to question why you are even there. You don’t belong. This is used as a psychological deploy Beating you before the game, life even begins. Stop letting fear have your game in it’s back pocket.

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It can be very intimidating to be around others who seem like they got it together. They look like they been there and done that. They dressed the part and look the part. They came with headbands, special sneakers, water bottles, customized shirts, etc. Remember this is a singles race. Yes, you like everyone else is at the marathon getting ready to run the race of a life time. However, they have their own reasons for being in the race just like you do. At the end of the day it does not matter how prepared someone looks on the outside. What matters is how prepared someone is on the inside. That’s what wins the race.

4) Entered the marathon with a unrealistic mindset

You may have entered the marathon thinking that this was going to be easy. Thinking that you are going to zip through the race and some how finish first. There is nothing wrong with you being confident. However, let’s be realistic if this is your first time going after what you want. What you deserve. You don’t know what road blocks lies ahead. So many times when you go into a situation with a unrealistic mindset it can cause a setback. You may say to yourself dang, i thought it was going to be easier than this. Or I didn’t imagine it to be this way. This can cause you to give up and throw in the towel. Just because your expectations didn’t match the reality of the situation. So you may want to caution yourself and observe the track at every turn, dip and bumps in the road.You don’t want to go in a all out sprint and twist an ankle and can’t carry on. Look this is a marathon not a sprint. You must pace yourself. You’re in this race for a lifetime not a few minutes. You must focus on running this race and being both efficient and proficient as you possibly can to equal your overall effectiveness in this marathon.

5) Pace yourself

Don’t worry you will be victorious one-day. You will run through that ribbon with the hands held high knowing that you succeed. You know alot of times we GPS a destination to see how many miles and how much time is projected for us to travel. Once we see that it will take us longer to walk then drive. We set course to our destination. However we never consider that just because traveling by car may be faster than walking. The GPS does not change the road conditions, hazards that you will stumble across while traveling to the destination. It’s a marathon not a sprint. Think about it.

6) What’s your expectations for yourself

Stop walking around telling people what to expect from you. When you don’t expect it from yourself. When you do this you’re giving people a preview of what’s to come and if you are not going to live up to the words you speak do say anything at all. You have placed a expectation on your shoulders that people are going to remember, question you about and are looking forward to seeing. If you are not serious and just like to say things because you hope that the praise and approval of others will elevate you to going forth and doing. I’m here to tell you don’t. You are going to embarrass yourself and lose all creditability.

For example, you know when these studios put out these movie previews and the trailers look dope. I mean the story, the plot, action, music, drama, suspense all rolled up into one film. Then it’s opening day and you go to the theater and the movie is a flop. You feel like you lost 2 hours off your life that you can’t get back. The studios let you down, they got your hopes up just to watch something that the previews were better than the movie. You want your money.

Now the same studios that put out a terrible movie may try to redo the movie over or come out with something new. But it will be harder to promote because the studios lost some if not most of it’s viewers trust. You see trailer flash across the TV screen. The first thing you are going to do is think back to the last let down. You may even say if the last movie was trash why are they remaking another. Or it ain’t going to be good. The studios lost creditability with it’s fans and they lost creditability with themselves as a company that can make blockbuster films. So you are not going to invest your hard earned money, energy, time or effort in trying to go see another movie.

Think about it

7) Fear

Let that fear go. You can, shall and will make it to that finish line. Even if you have to crawl to the finish line. You will be able to say you did it. Helpful tip, don’t be afraid of something that you never started. It is very easy to be afraid of something that is precieved as impossible. However I encourage you to try and watch what was once impossible becomes possible to do.

8) Differentiate

Simply put stay focus. Keeping this marathon in it’s proper perspective. Winning the marathon is the goal. Staying the course, enduring the trials and tribulations, remaining focus, having that stamina to not quit, determined, consistent and hungry is the objective.

9) Keep the faith

I can do all things through Mashiach (Messiah) which strengthens me.

Philippians 4:13

But Yahusha(Christ) beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with Yahuah(God) all things are possible.

Matthew 19:26

10) Go get it

In life no one is going to hand you anything. No one will lay down and allow you to walk on by and grab what’s rightfully yours. You are a man/women you have to take it “go get it.” Don’t reach, don’t ask, but take it. You were granted anything inside world, anything that you imagine you can possess.

Remember you are in competition with no one but yourself

What are some reasons why you haven’t begun your marathon?

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


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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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