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MORNING STATUS 40

An important key to happiness is remembering what’s important and spreading your energy accordingly.   Remember FAMILY comes before anyone or anything!

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Real Is As Real Does

It’s not about what you SAY you are, but what you SHOW yourself to be!

What movie is this from?

Talking big is one thing but actually proving what you say is true is a completely different matter.  In my experience I’ve found that the average person likes to talk about themselves.  There is nothing wrong with this to some degree.  There is a degree of self-confidence that we all need to have and talking about ourselves sometimes is healthy in that it reaffirms how we feel about ourselves (and we should DEFINITELTY feel good about ourselves).

What I find disturbing however is when people get over into bragging.  I don’t like bragging.  I prefer the more humble approach to life.  First of all whatever you are bragging about should be evident right?  I mean if you look so fly we should be able to look at you and tell right?  If your kids are so awesome we should see it.  In fact if you have it so good, shouldn’t we be telling you and complementing you?  Not to be super spiritual or anything but there is a scripture about this in the bible.

Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth;

A stranger, and not your own lips.

That’s a good rule to live by in my opinion.  When we brag about ourselves and who we are all we do is create pressure to live up to what we claim.  Some people like this pressure but the way I see it, we have enough pressure from just life itself so why add more?

Others like to put people down to make themselves feel better so they brag about things that they know the next person can’t say about themselves.  To me this is also lame.  If you have to put someone else down to make yourself feel better then you obviously don’t feel too good about yourself to begin with.

The way I look at it, people who constantly brag are really trying to convince us that they are something.  If you’re sure about who you are then you don’t have to convince anyone of anything.  Again everyone can see who you are so the constant bragging and proclaiming really isn’t necessary.

What do your actions speak?

No matter what you have to say out of your mouth your lifestyle and corresponding actions tell the true story.  Again most of the time when people make it a point to say they are something, they probably are far from it.  The best way I can explain this is to do a simple social networking exercise.  Go to your Facebook or twitter page and look at the screen names of your friends/followers.  Notice how many people use the word “real”, “realest”, “ride or die” etc. in their screen name.  You’re probably laughing now because we all know that those are usually the fakest people around! If you’re so real we will notice.  No need to remind or convince us!

In time, the true character of a person will be revealed.  If you’re a good person we will all see that.  There is no need to put on a front for other people in order to impress anyone.  Just wake up every day and be the best that you can be.  In time, others will be singing your praises for the great person that you are and if not, who cares?

 

By the way what movie is the above picture from?

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MORNING STATUS 16

“Blessed to see another day, there’s no time to lose
Time to meet more goals, and find new ways to improve”

Mornin Fam!

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Morning Status 9

“I wake up to live another day

Although many didn’t get to see it

So no matter what comes my way

I will NEVER be defeated

Success is on my agenda

Somehow I know I will win

I give my all on this day

‘Cause once it’s over I’ll NEVER see it again”

-Onrea

Let’s make it count Fam!!!!!

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GIVE YOUR DREAMS A CHANCE

Giving your dreams a chance….

Everyone dreams.  Deep down it’s there.  Growing up there is always something that kid’s dream of doing.  Usually these dreams are astronomical.  Being some type of entertainer, professional athlete, doctor, or lawyer all seem like great and very realistic options for you people growing up.  Then life happens.

See, children don’t know any limitations.  Dreams seem realistic for them because they have not been conditioned to think that they can’t do something.  Anything is impossible to them.  You ever heard the term “childlike faith”?  Meaning that a child does not doubt at all so why doubt?  As parents it’s a good idea to build upon this way of thinking in our children by agreeing with them that they can do anything that they put their mind to.  Often the opposite occurs and many parents claiming that they don’t want to get their kids’ hopes up.  They want to be “real” with their kids by lowering their expectations.  For many, they are disappointed and unhappy about their own life being a disappointment so they subconsciously are threatened by their kids’ potential.  Terrible I know.

We are trained to settle, mainly based off of examples that we see from others.  We see others fulfilling their dreams and in the back of our mind we think “what if”.  This leads to feeling of insecurity and inferiority.

Why live your life thinking what if?

Here’s the thing.  We only get one life to live.  If we live a mediocre life and never pursue our dreams we would always think “what if”.  On the other hand if we give our dreams a chance what do we really have to lose?  People think they can’t afford to give the time and energy to their dreams.  I say you can’t afford not to.  People say they don’t want to struggle yet most of us struggle anyway! LOL I would rather struggle following my passion that to struggle doing something that I hate.  If things don’t work out you can always go back to doing what you’re doing now.  It’s time to stop being afraid and go for the life that you’ve always dreamed of.

Develop a plan. 

Start in your spare time.  Do some soul searching and first decide what it is you want out of life.  What does it take to get there?  Think baby steps.

Don’t do anything drastic like quit your job.  Do what you have to do but begin to slowly work on your dreams.

Stay Consistent.  There is so much power in consistency.  If you’re really passionate about something, then you will look forward to doing it every day.

So what are you going to do?

Live your dreams.  What if you don’t accomplish everything?  If you follow your plan you will get much further and be more satisfied than if you did nothing… Think about it! 2012 is right around the corner!

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Mary J Blige My Life II… The Journey Continues – Motivational Review

Motivational Review

Mary J Blige – My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act 1)

Let me first say that the original My Life is my favorite Mary J album hands down.  It was her second cd and had so much emotion in it.  So to do a part 2 after 15 years is a bold move.  She has grown as an artist and a person since then and she runs the risk of not being able to recreate the magic of the original My Life.  The original My Life was very inspirational.  The title track My Life makes me feel strong emotion even until this day.  If you ever had to struggle or go through difficult times to get somewhere then you can relate.  The original also had a strong hip hop influence with the interludes with some of the best hip hop artists at the time (Keith Murray etc.)  Sequels rarely live up to greatness of the originals and this CD is no exception.  Having said that, I did find some great inspiration on this album.  Here are some of my highlights.

Feel Inside is a cool song and frankly is a feel good track.  Me being a hip hop dude I can appreciate the legendary Nas.  This track is just fun.  Content wise she is just trying to be happy in the relationship and she’s telling him how she “feels inside”.  This is a good back and forth between her and Nas.

 

All of my other favorites that have motivational value are all bonus tracks.

You Want This is another feel good favorite.

This Love is For You is a good song and should be a theme song for good people who have great relationships.  This is a bouncy track produced by Tricky Stewart.  I think this is probably my favorite.  Wanna dedicate this to somebody special?  You might wanna do that when you hear this one.

 

While not in love with the song One Life, I’m def in love with the words and message behind the song!  I personally feel like with only one life to live we have to give our best effort everyday.

All in all ML2 is a dope album.  Very motivational.  While I didn’t highlight them she has some cool songs with other artists like Drake and Rick Ross as well.

Click the link below to purchase on Amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/II-Journey-Continues-Digital-Booklet/dp/B0065XYF1Q/ref=sr_shvl_album_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1322419062&sr=301-2

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WHY WAIT?

I wrote this a while back for my old blog.  Every now and then I will reset some of my best work from the last few years.

Why Wait?

Why wait to give your best?

Why wait to chase your dreams?

Why just sit and fail the test?

Why has your vision lost it’s steam?

Sometimes I sit and wonder

Should I really give my all?

When problems keep striking like thunder

I hold back ’cause I fear I may fall

But yet still I have to keep going

Cause success is not an option

Take hold of my future ’cause I’m knowing

That my destiny is not up for adoption!!!!

Yes I will win

Even if I dont know how

Let my domination begin

Starting RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!

Let’s Go!!!

What are you waiting for?

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