LOVE


I have seen throughout my life the outcome of “LOVE” so many times. I have seen people fall in love and it turn out to be something positive as well as something negative. I have learned of how GOD “LOVED” the world so much that he gave away his only son for all of our sins. I have witnessed the things people will do to prove their “LOVE” during my lifetime whether they were good or bad. Now love to me isn’t all about kissing all over one another. To me it’s about the affection you have towards one another, the care you have towards one another, things you are willing to do for one another, and most importantly the things that you are willing to overcome for one another. Now it doesn’t seem like there is much love out there for one another. We kick, fight, scream, and treat each other so different. Whether it’s because of our skin, our beliefs, what we eat, or even the way we walk. We will find a way to treat one another with no “LOVE”. You know so many people have gave their time and life away just to cause a difference in this world. For us all to come together and “LOVE” one another like we are suppose to. We’ll follow along with it for a while, then all of a sudden we change, and go back to what we were doing before. Basically giving those who truly care about us a BIG slap in the face. We must learn how to check ourselves first, before we can check someone else, we have to learn how to do what Michael Jackson said and that’s “Start with the man in the mirror.” We have to stop hating each other and start loving one another. Cause if we don’t no alien,Tsunami, or even giant astroid is going to be the cause of our destruction. WE ARE GOING TO BE THE CAUSE OF OUR OWN DESTRUCTION. So spread the “LOVE” because that’s the only way that we can make things better is by coming together.

“Love means always praying for greater happiness for everyone.”~ RYUHO OKAWA

Live Life To The Fullest

Everyday I get up I have 3 things on my mind. 1 Make my bed , 2 Eat something, and 3 Live my Life to the fullest no matter what. I believe we can live our life to the fullest everyday by spending less time complaining about things or worrying about what someone has to say about you. Can’t spend your life worrying about what people are saying about you because whether you realize it or not people are going to talk down on you no matter if you are doing good or bad. And most importantly you can’t spend your life complaining about things if you aren’t going to find a answer for them. I’m a person that believes every problem has a solution, I believe there are so many solutions out there for you, you just gotta find the right fit for you. I believe in order to live your life to the fullest you have to leave the past in the past and focus on the present. Some might say focus on what’s going to happen in the future but I say live in the present so you can prepare for the future. Live your life with no regrets, do whatever it is you wanna do, and enjoy every moment cause you never know when it will be your last.

“Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.”~Matt Cameron

Accomplishments


Something I have started doing at the end of each day is write down my accomplishments for that day. Whether they were big or small, I write them down. That way I can see my progress for each day. One of my goals is to improve everyday even if it’s something small as making my bed every morning or finishing work early. I learned that once you start appreciating the small things in life, you will start receiving the big things along the way. It just takes time which means you’ll have to be patient and take it step by step each day. Sooner or later you’ll start seeing a difference.

“Make time to celebrate your accomplishments, no matter how big or small.”~Unknown

Struggle

You know growing up in life my family and I have been through so many struggles. It would be times where the electricity would be off, where the water would be off, where we couldn’t pay the bills on time, so we had to move out either the next day or next week. It was a time where my mom had to be both the woman and the man in me and my brothers lives. Not because my dad didn’t love us or anything it’s just that he would always get into some trouble and wouldn’t be around at times. But even though we went through these things, we would always keep going and we would always find a way to make it out. I have to give thanks to God and my mom for that one because she never gave up! It didn’t matter if she had to work 2 or even 4 jobs, she would always find a way for her kids to make it out. I remember the times when we would be down and she would always keep us encouraged whether it was her telling my brother Jaylon to not give up on football and to keep going, or telling my brother Roderick that he can do anything, he sets his mind to, or even telling me to not listen to what people had to say about me. And from that I have learned that it doesn’t matter what obstacles you’ve faced in life, you can make it out. Doesn’t matter what struggles you have, you can get through any obstacle that comes your way. I remember reading the bible and it said that God wouldn’t place anything on you if he knew you couldn’t handle it. So I’m telling you now that it doesn’t matter what you are going through, you will make it out. Might not be today or tomorrow, but sooner or later it will happen. Hell look at me I grew up with no silver spoon in my mouth and now I’m on the path of becoming a motivational speaker. My brother Jaylon is on the path of playing college football. My brother Roderick is on the path of becoming an actor. And my mom is on the path of doing what she always to do and that’s becoming a doctor, so she can help people. So as you can see if we can find a way to make it out of what we were going through, then what gives you the reason to not make it out of what you have been going through? You have to be willing to either find a way out or make a way out of your struggles. Because if you don’t you will continue to struggle until you get fed up with it one day. The grind don’t stop.
“Where there is no struggle, there is absolutely no progress.”~ Eric Thomas

Failure


In life at times we tend to fail at many things. Whether it’s at beating a game, taking a test, or even that business that we wanted to start. But one thing I have learned in my life is that you never really fail, you just learn. You learn for the next time so you can do better, you learn to not make mistakes you have made before, you learn that when life knocks you down you get back up and you keep going. Don’t just stay there on the ground and cry and say it’s hard and how you are never going to get to where you wanna be at all because you can’t take a little failure. When things start going down and start to look bad don’t roll into a ball and give up easy. Rather than admitting defeat get up and go at it again, give it another shot, even if you fail back to back each time you will get wiser and better as you go. Life is going to throw many things at you, but you have got to be willing to take it and keep on going, take it and use it for a extra push an extra drive to get you to where you wanna be at in life. Sooner or later you will achieve what you have fail for over and over, just got to be willing to fail for it in order to receive it.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”~Michael Jordan

Failure


In life at times we tend to fail at many things. Whether it’s at beating a game, taking a test, or even that business that we wanted to start. But one thing I have learned in my life is that you never really fail, you just learn. You learn for the next time so you can do better, you learn to not make mistakes you have made before, you learn that when life knocks you down you get back up and you keep going. Don’t just stay there on the ground and cry and say it’s hard and how you are never going to get to where you wanna be at all because you can’t take a little failure. When things start going down and start to look bad don’t roll into a ball and give up easy. Rather than admitting defeat get up and go at it again, give it another shot, even if you fail back to back each time you will get wiser and better as you go. Life is going to throw many things at you, but you have got to be willing to take it and keep on going, take it and use it for a extra push an extra drive to get you to where you wanna be at in life. Sooner or later you will achieve what you have fail for over and over, just got to be willing to fail for it in order to receive it.
“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying.”~Michael Jordan

GREATNESS


When we think of greatness we think of people like Michael Jordan, Tom Brady, Cristiano Ronaldo, and what they have achieved. But yet we never really think of our own greatness that we can achieve. We never think about how, we could be the next big thing because for some of us that’s a vision that we don’t seek out. Instead of focusing on our own greatness, we look at others, and say how we can not picture ourselves in their situation. The truth is, you aren’t suppose to picture someone else’s greatness. You are suppose to picture your own. So the question is how will you be great? What will you bring to the world and how can it impact someone’s life? What is your greatness? Because every person that has achieved greatness in their lifetime, always had a reason behind it. Whether it was for their family, for the title, for the lifestyle, or simply for themselves. I believe that everyone has greatness within them and that they can give it to the world. Whether you are a talker, a swimmer, a writer, a reader, etc. Everyone of us has something that we can bring to the table. Just have to be willing to share your own greatness with the world. Yeah you might fail at first heck look at Michael Jordan. The man didn’t make his varsity basketball team at first. Now he is considered to be one of the best basketball players of all time. Look at Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson he started off with just $7 in his pocket, now he is on the list of being one of the best actors of all time. Look at Steve Harvey, he was divorced and homeless. Now, he has beautiful wife, has his own television show, and he is one of the best comedians of all time. You see these people didn’t achieve their greatness because they were lucky. It’s because they knew they had greatness within them, and were willing to go for it, even if it meant failing at first. So face your fears, take on challenges, and most of all find your GREATNESS.

“Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em.”~William Shakespeare

Excuses

Since I was a little kid I have seen many people make excuses for things they never achieve. I heard it a lot during school when the teacher would ask for homework and most students would say “oh I was too busy to do my homework “or “I didn’t even know we had homework.” We see it all the time in our life where a person would say “I’ll do it tomorrow” then the next day they’ll say it again “I’ll do it tomorrow.” We get to the point where we figure they aren’t going to do it at all. Not going to lie, I made a lot of excuses in my life. There have been plenty of times where I would say I’m going to do something, then I turn around and make up excuses of why I didn’t do it. As I got older, I realized that in order to get to where I wanna be at in life I have to stop making EXCUSES. I have to get up off my feet and seek out my vision, I have to change my mindset, and go after what I believe in. Because no one is going to do it for me, if I want to reach my goal in life all the excuses I made were going to have to go out the window. And I’m telling you that we have to stop making excuses, we have to get up and go after what we want. Doesn’t matter if we fail or not at least we decided that we weren’t going to make any excuses anymore, and that if we want a better life for ourselves we were going to go out, and get it rather than wait for it to come to us. Because if we go throughout our entire lives making excuses, we will never reach the level that we’re suppose to be at. We will never build the next Apple Company, we will never be the next Oprah Winfrey, we will never be the first millionaire in our family, and we will never achieve anything greater than what the generation before achieved if we keep making excuses in our lives. It all starts with us, we have to make a better future for ourselves by first putting a stop to the excuses that we make in the present. In order for us to live a better life we have to get rid of our EXCUSES. We have to turn those excuses into ACTION starting now not later, but NOW because if we don’t start now, then we won’t start at all. So stop making excuses and start taking action in order for you to create that life that you’ve always wanted for yourself and for your family. The excuses stop with you they stop right here and right now because you have the power to shift your current situation. You just have to stop making excuses and start making reasons. Reasons why you work the way you do, reasons why you want to be what you set out to be, reasons why you want to travel, reasons why you want a new house, car, and etc. Once you turn you excuses into reasons then you will become unstoppable, you will become knowledgeable, and you will become accountable.

“IF IT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU, YOU WILL FIND A WAY. IF NOT, YOU’LL FIND AN EXCUSE.”~ Daniel Decker

Love Yourself

We’ve all heard the saying “You have to love yourself first before you can love someone else.” And yet we still don’t fully understand what that means. Many times we always say how we love ourselves and that we are ready to love someone else. But then we turn around and we bash ourselves for the smallest mistakes we’ve made. If something doesn’t go as planned we blame ourselves for it over and over, and if someone mistreats us we say that we deserved it , and how it was all our fault. You can’t live your life like that and you can’t expect to love someone when you don’t even love yourself. You are basically giving that person 50% of yourself rather than all of you. You got to learn to love yourself, take yourself out to eat, buy stuff that make you feel good rather than buy it to impress someone else, build healthy habits for yourself, do things that you love to do for yourself. I believe that whatever energy you put into yourself, that’s the same energy you will put into someone else whether it’s negative, or positive. You are the one who decides that.

“To fall in love with yourself is the first secret to happiness.”~ Robert Morley

VISION


We all have a vision in mind. Whether our vision is to go play for our favorite NFL team, become an actor and perform on Broadway, or simply just for us to make it out of our current situations. I know for me, my vision is to open up my own motivational company, travel the world, and teach as well as motivate people to achieve things they never thought they could do. But, I know everything has a start, and I know that everything takes time to process that’s why I’m willing to chase after what I truly believe in, and that’s my vision. I know many of you have a vision that you are passionate about and I know many of you have given up on that vision all because of the excuses that you make. Some of you might say “oh I have children now, I can’t do what I wanted to do” or “I don’t have enough money to do what I wanted to do.” Many successful people have been through the same thing you have been through and still reached their goal. They have reached their goal because they refused to let anything keep them from achieving it, they have tried and tried, over and over again till they reached exactly what they have been working for their whole life. They used the fact that they have children or that they are broke to motivate them to make a better life not just for their kids, but for themselves as well. Yeah it was hard work, shit going after your vision will be hard work it isn’t going be easy. It’s made to not be easy, it’s made to test you everyday whether it has to break you down every second of everyday in order to get you to realize that you can make it. You will make it, but all these excuses, blaming people, and saying you’ll do it tomorrow isn’t gonna cut it. In order to reach your vision you have to start with yourself, you have to push yourself everyday because I’m going to tell you right now that your vision might look blurry, but behind all those clouds is something bigger and brighter than you could ever imagine. It’s all just based off of how hard you are willing to work and are you truly willing to go through hell in order to get to your VISION.

“Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes the time. Vision with action can change the world.”~Joel A. Barker

Being Scared

In our lives we are scared of many things. Whether it’s the monster up under our beds, scared of being rejected from society, scared of being told no, and also scared of our own success. For me, I know that as I got older and started to follow my vision. At times it got scary, heck it’s scary now. It’s scary because I feel like at any moment all of it can go away, at any moment one bad thing can turn everything else around for me in my life. But I have learned to JUST DO IT. Because at the end of the day if you fail at least you tried, at least no one can say you didn’t do what you said you were going to do, at least you didn’t settle for less, and you lived your life to the fullest rather than play it safe all because you were scared of a little risk. Can’t go through life scared, can’t try to play it safe. Take risk and do things that you said you were going to do, do things that nobody else is doing, don’t be afraid to go out there and achieve what you want all because you are scared.

Being scared isn’t the problem. It’s not running away that’s the hard part.~John Connolly

PAIN


We all go through pain in our life. Whether it’s falling down hard when we were a baby, being sick to our stomach to where we didn’t want to move at all, or being hurt by a love one that we really cared about. I know at times some of us think that the pain we go through will last forever. We think that what that person did or what happened will always stay with us and that there isn’t a way we can get through it. I’m here to let you know that, that’s a lie and that pain will not last forever. I’m here to let you know that the pain you go through someone else has been through, someone else has been hurt by a love one, someone else has been told that they aren’t going to be shit, and someone else has definitely been to the point where they felt like the only way to escape the pain was to end it all. You can’t let that pain drag you down forever, you have to turn that pain into a driving force to where whatever you have been through in your life you will not let it happen again. You will not fold, you will not bow down, and you will not give into the suffering. As soon as you do that the enemy has won because whether you like it or not someone in this world wants to see you down, someone in this world wants to see you suffer and go through pain. But you will fight back, you will stand up on your own damn feet and say enough is enough, and say I will not suffer anymore. Even if you have to do it on your own find a way to get through the pain and once you have gotten through it help someone else get through it. Not all of us can get through it alone some of us need someone to push and pull us over and over, until we build up the strength to fight back, and decide that we are fed up with it.

Pain is a part of growing up. It’s how we learn.-Dan Brown