Persistence

Persistence defines success. It’s not the work you do, how much money you make, or where you go that makes you successful, it is how you got there, the path you paved, the hurdles you jumped over, and the trenches you dug, and the accelerative pace in which you do any work that makes you prosperous.

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; Unrewarded is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
-Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)

You ever start a project that may take more than a few seconds, minutes, or days, or years to complete? Or maybe you want to start a diet and/or exercise program to get in better shape. Do you find yourself with many tasks that just need to get done, but then easily get distracted by something else? What is stopping you from completing those assignments?
We all aim to accomplish things whether it is through work or pleasure. It all starts with the ideas we develop in our minds to reach those accomplishments. However, something may corrupt those ideas with distractions. It is a strange form of human nature to get distracted by something, or someone for that matter. I guess that’s because the world is so full of ideas in all kinds of different shapes and forms.
This Earth was created to keep revolving, and all things like nature, food, water, and even us humans were put on it to do exactly the same thing, keep revolving, expanding, growing.
Somebody created all things to move in a motion of growth and hit the repeat button in the process of doing so in effort to keep it going nonstop, without interruption. That same person also created Humanity, and though there is a repeated process of mass population, reproduction, or procreation, there was a portion of that movement left up to the human being to keep up production for one’s self. However, the self within humans was meant to be disrupted in life for whatever reason.
You see, it’s up to you now, your self to keep growing, and to never stop. Sure, nothing lasts forever, what goes up, must come down, things die, people die, but while we as a human being are alive, we may as well make the best of it. Those ideas and/or actions one commits too can simply get disrupted by something or someone who may influence a person to move towards another idea, thought, or action which in turn interrupts the flow of process of movement.

A good example of disrupted forces could be the television as the media tends to distract us with all kinds of drama in movies, sitcoms, or even commercials. It is the vicious cycle of a soap opera that keeps us yearning for more. We all must buy into that product being sold in the infomercials. Now days there is the element of Reality on TV where we watch someone else relish in all the glory and successes.
Today’s society is also fueled by a ton of social media outlets which allows people to connect to one another. This single attraction is probably the most toxic of all distractions as it has forced an attraction to look down at our phones for that latest news and created a new way of gossip through text messaging. This method of social interaction can be dangerous because it takes out attention away from focusing on what is ahead, including the traffic we drive in. You cannot move forward with a phone in front of your face, and if you are not careful, that life cycle that is meant to keep growing, could very well end abruptly.
Therefore, we must all learn to put our phones down, turn the Television off, tune out social media from our lives from time to time, but more importantly, stop wondering what could have been. If you really want to finish the job, lose the weight, or simply just fulfil a dream or desire, we all must learn to cut out those distractions, and fight back temptation from any and all resources lurking outside of our common goal(s). Thus, stay focused on achieving the task directly in front of us, and we must not look back, down, or give up. Instead, get up, look forward, and get the job done.
This is called Persistence. It is the act of Firm or Obstinate continuance in a course of action despite difficulty or opposition. Persistence is the ability to keep going no matter what. Persistence doesn’t allow distractions, or any other obstacles for that matter to stand in its path. Whoever created us, instilled humanity with this quality to keep moving forward, but perhaps created the obstacles, and distractions to test our authority towards achieving a way of living our lives to the fullest.

We as people are not perfect though either. Our creator knew that full well that mistakes will be made. But that person did not create life just so we all things will be condemned to death the moment that something goes wrong. So, we all must be persistent in knowing that life goes on despite any interference that may come our way, and If we react positively, our possibilities can be endless.

Successful people bleed persistence. Chefs like Guy Fieri, Athletes like Jerry Rice, Business people like the late Steve Jobs, and home innovators like Chip and Joanna Gaines all are great examples of this. These guys, and gal have all earned the title of Entrepreneur; people who have worked tirelessly to be the best at what they do. They did not just become famous overnight. They are all where they are today based on the persistence and determination to make a name for themselves, despite any obstacles they faced.
Persistence defines success. It’s not the work you do, how much money you make, or where you go that makes you successful, it is how you got there, the path you paved, the hurdles you jumped over, and the trenches you dug, and the accelerative pace in which you do any work that makes you prosperous.
Early Century Scripture, such as the above quote from Calvin Coolidge, or books other books such as the bible tells us that you do not have to be a genius, or be talented, or even educated to be successful in our lives. These are scriptures merely just suggest for us to live our lives at a consistent level and never give up in our pursuit of happiness.

 

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Keep digging until you find what you are looking for.

 

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Just Do It

Ever procrastinate a thought or idea in your head? Don’t hesitate it, because you never know how it could really turn out. Taking Action, Moving forward is a positive action in which to move forward in our lives. Take that step, JUST DO IT!

 

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My friends, I have a cool shoe idea that I wanted to talk to you about.

No, it is not a Nike Shoe, although I am endorsing a slogan that Michael Jordan himself made very famous. I am no shoe salesman, nor am I trying to convince you to spend your money on something you never seen before. I do not have a sales pitch, or not even a shoe design to showcase in this article, but perhaps I can sell you a pair of motivational shoes.

It’s the shoes that you are already wearing, but more importantly the feet in which those shoes show semblance to.

All I ask is that you appreciate those shoes that you are wearing now and do me a favor, take a step forward. Can you do this? All you got to do is take that first step without any hesitation whatsoever. In fact, Here’s an old clip from Shia LaBeough to further elaborate on the subject.

Still feeling skeptical? Is there something inside you giving you doubt? Why don’t you talk to it? Tell it you really feel. Is there another voice telling you to just keep going? You need to talk to that one too. For most of us, it is called prayer. However, I understand, not all of us are spiritual. It doesn’t mean that there is someone still talking to you though. After all, that is you who’s talking. For those less spiritual, let’s just call it inter-monologue. It still tells you something right? Well just to let you in on a little secret for those of us who are spiritual and maybe do pray, we talk back to it that voice, even that positive one, except keep asking for forgiveness and mercy for our sins caused by that voice trying to bring us down.
Well even as spiritual and as the believer that I am, this is by no means a story to pursued others to follow Jesus. Really, that is your own choice, because I am also a firm believer that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. All I am trying to encourage you to move forward, and keep moving forward, because this world moves fast in a forward’s motion as well, and if you keep taking steps back, or don’t move at all, you are going to miss out on what is happening right in front of you. And it is that voice that keeps telling you to do something, therefore you must listen to it no matter

Take Action
Remember that step that I asked you to take earlier in the story? A step is an act of moving. Moving is an action in which one must take to go a certain direction. Nothing will ever get accomplished if no form of action towards that goal/dreams that you wish to achieve if you do not get up and move.

To create this motion, it requires a simple mind trick, to just, Well, Get Up and Go, Just Go! And for Christ sake, do not hesitate. Sure, it is indeed human nature to decipher any consequences in your head, as you should always be cognitive of any situation, but if whatever it is that you are conjuring inside your mind makes sense to you, then Take Action.
I can tell you first hand by personal experience, that if you do not act on alluring thought in your head, and don’t take that first step, you may find yourself in the dark place of regret. Regret is a state of mind that one must not live in no matter what. Though it is not natural disease such as diabetes or cancer, regret still can disease the mind with catastrophic consequences. To regret something is simply looking back in your past, therefore you are taking steps backwards in your life. It is perhaps the single most applicable deterrent to taking that step forward and making progress. It is perfectly natural to regret things in our lives as we are all human and make mistakes, but you are not living your life to the fullest if you do not take responsibly and hold yourself accountable by learning from those mistakes and moving on by taking action to correct them. Don’t ever dwell on your mistakes in life, because you will never get anywhere. You won’t ever achieve any goals, accomplish any tasks, or just simply live life in general.
Learning from your mistakes is the best way to move forward in life. Taking the steps to correct those mistakes helps us grow as the person that we want to be and need to be. So, I beg of you to hold nothing back. Just put on your shoes, or sandals, or whatever it is you like to wear on your feet, and move forward in your life, and be grateful of the ground in which you walk on. Don’t look down, nor behind you. Keep your head up always, looking ahead to where you are going, while confidently knowing where you came from.
Go Ahead!
Just Do It.

Manic Monday

Let’s face it, Monday’s Suck! It is the day when we all must simply get back into that daily routine, which for a lot of us means to get back to work. It is a day that requires us to basically just hit the start button all over again. That start button can also be referred to as the snooze button on your alarm clock. I’m willing to bet most of us hit that snooze button more often on than not, in effort to not get out of bed the first time it goes off.

 

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Why is this?

Well it very well could be for the simple fact that Monday’s especially follow what is most commonly known as, “The Weekend.” This is usually a two to three-day period in which no work is required, at least not in the corporate world anyway. And it gives us all an opportunity to hit the metaphorical reset button and take a break from our work schedules. This is also the time we all get a chance to interact/hang out with our friends and family, and just be our natural selves. Although sometimes to be our natural selves, we need a lot of rest and relaxation hence the reset button.
Mind you, a lot of us mostly use the weekend to get work done around our homes, whether it is cleaning it, mowing lawns, doing laundry, etc. However, when you are finished with said projects, the rest of your day off can be present a time for you to partake in fun activities that don’t involve those corporate projects that you may normally do during the week.
Rest and Relaxation is what we all yearn for every single day of our lives, and of course, who doesn’t want to have fun? And the weekends just don’t ever seem to provide enough time that we would all like to keep enjoying ourselves in that time of need.
Unfortunately, that dreaded Monday lurks right around the corner, as well as the other four days of that week in which doesn’t really present such happy times either. All you need to do though is just think of it as one more day closer and closer to that fun weekend off again, especially when you get to Friday. Friday’s are the days that beckons the weekend and provides us all a glimmer of hope that the weekend is right around the corner.
So generally, I guess this makes Monday’s the most dreaded day of the week? Well what if perhaps we can all look at it from the perspective of a good day. After all, we all need to start somewhere right? Might I encourage you to stop hitting that snooze button and jump right out of bed with the mindset of a fresh start towards a new weekend. Matter of fact, don’t dread any of the weekdays at all, because every day is a new beginning always, no matter what. You may not get a lot of opportunities for leisure activities, or spend as much time with your family and friends as you would like to during the week, but as long as you at least woke up, and got out of bed in one piece, than you should be able to get through the day as long as you keep in mind that the time for pleasure will come in due time. You just must move toward it.
There are a lot of days and weeks we all just wish would come to an end, or simply just not have to go through at all, and Monday’s are one of them. We all beckon for that End result, our just simply get out. When you get into something, that’s all you want to do is to get out, but just always keep in mind that the best way to get out of something, or simply just get to the end, you must go through it.

Inspiration

What are some things that Inspire you do get through this rigorous thing called life?

What is Inspiration?
Let’s face it, things just must get done, whether your working on a project at home, even exercising, cleaning the house such as cleaning the bathrooms, doing dishes, vacuuming etc. If you live in a house that has grass, you need to maintain it by mowing it, watering it, trimming bushes, pulling weeds, you know, all that fun stuff. Maybe it’s sitting down to figure out/pay bills, doing taxes, stuff like that. Or maybe you just really must go somewhere like school, a Doctor’s appointment, or that dreaded thing called a job.
All these things require you to get up and move. But we all tend to get tired, have no energy, or think too much about something that leads us to put those things off, procrastinate. Therefore, we lose focus, and our momentum gets drained too quick.
What gets us moving and keeps us moving? Perhaps that is the Million-dollar question. What gives we as people the power to do things when we are in a slump, feeling sluggish. It is that spiritual, growing, inherited feeling that we all must inhabit with ourselves. It’s called Inspiration. Inspiration is the form in which ignites our souls and enlightens our spirits to move forward.
So, what does that for you? What get’s you excited and motivated to move about your day?

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For a lot of us it is caffeine that does the trick, generally in the form of coffee. I’d venture to guess this is the most common form of inspiration for a lot of us, because coffee is a beverage that you would normally use to wake yourself up even more after getting out of bed. There are chemicals in coffee that just scream inspiration for a lot of us.
Caffeine such as coffee opens our eyes and lifts our spirits for the day ahead, but there are many other forms of inspiration too.

For example, a lot of us need music to carry us through the day.

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Music is also a huge form of Inspiration and motivation that stems from the tone of the music that is being played by the instruments, and if you really have an ear for music, you can also be inspired by the message that the song is delivering, and the words in which the musician is using to sing those songs.
Maybe your inspiration comes in the form of reading books such as the bible, or anything that encourages Positivity and Motivation; wink, wink.

Bottom line is that we all need Inspiration to keep us moving forward. Everybody is inspired by something. I’d like to know what inspires you the most to get through this thing called life?

in·spi·ra·tion
[ˌinspəˈrāSH(ə)n]

  • NOUN
    the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, especially to do something creative:
    “Helen had one of her flashes of inspiration” · [more]
    synonyms: creativity · inventiveness · innovation · ingenuity · genius · [more]
    the quality of being inspired, especially when evident in something:
    “a rare moment of inspiration in an otherwise dull display”
    a person or thing that inspires:
    “he is an inspiration to everyone”
    synonyms: guiding light · example · model · muse · motivation

Mojo

Mojo is the moment when we do something purposeful, powerful, and positive, and the rest of the world recognizes it. The word “Mojo” originally referred to a folk belief  in the supernatural powers of voodoo charm, often in the form of a piece of cloth or a small pouch. Over time the word has evolved to describe a sense of positive spirit and direction, especially in the shifting tides of sports, business and politics.

To other people, Mojo is a more elusive sense of personal advancement through the world. Goldsmith’s definition of Mojo spins off from the great value he attaches to finding happiness and meaning of life. via slideshare.net.

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We all remember Austin Powers. The beloved movie character played by Mike Myers who when lost his Mojo, couldn’t be the International Man of Mystery whom he claimed to be. He couldn’t be his Groovy, Smashing, swinger himself that we all knew and loved, Honestly. It was once taken from him by an evil nemesis that went by the name of Fat Bastard. Watch a clip here.

Austin Powers was able to get his Mojo back and save the world from evil SELRES_d4a1d020-f533-4800-a8ec-349b6079b19eSELRES_97403997-3543-4d97-a7af-3595956f6c11at all costs.

You see, Mojo is inside all of us. It’s not just in a movie. It is a form of our well-being. Remember that voice in your head? That is your Mojo speaking to you. If you want to rid the world or even just yourself from the forces of evil/ negativity, than listen to that positivity speaking to you, and apply it to your everyday life. Sure it is easier said than done. There’s always that Fat Bastard inside of us that wants to always try to block it from you.

So I challenge you to ignore that bastard and keep telling that Mojo you know yearn for to, “GET IN YOUR BELLY,” and go out and fulfill the mystery of your life.

“YEAH BABY”

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Positive Energy Onsets People’s Lives Every day

Everyone needs Positive Reinforcement on a day-to-day basis.

 

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We all need a little jump-start to our mornings if we want our day to be filled with joy Happiness. Nobody wants to be sad and miserable all-day long. It all starts with positive thinking. You must always frame your mind around good things to have a positive outlook on life. Continue to focus on what you really want your life to be like and find ways to motivate yourself in effort to achieve all goals you may have to get to that happy life. After all, that is the true definition of success.
Now I know by now a lot of you are thinking, “Positive thinking does not make you successful.” Well what if I told you it does. Success is not all about just being rich and having a lot of money. In fact, not all rich people are very successful. We all were not born with silver spoons in our mouths, or born with gifted bodies to become athletes, or voices to become singers. Nobody gets lucky in life.
In fact, even luck is not something that just falls in our laps. Luck, believe it our not, still comes from a lot of hard work, perseverance, dedication, sacrifice, and probably the two most important factors, patience, and time. Do you know what causes these character traits in those of us who are lucky, making the big bucks, and just living their dreams? It is the result of having a Positive attitude in many different aspects of life, and no negative thoughts. Successful people know how to drown out the negative criticism, and fight through any type of adversities that may stand in their way.
The worst critic of them all though is us. The person inside you is the single soul that can easily drag us down. Our Human Being itself is the one that makes the final decision every single second of every single day. There is a voice in every single one of our souls that talk to us every day. Or better yet there are two voices. One in which is positive, and the other which is unfortunately the negative. It’s literally as if you have an angel on one shoulder, and the Devil on the other. One wants you to keep living, while the other one says stop living.

 

 

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It’s the power of persuasion living inside our own flesh. Which one should we choose? Well might I encourage you, even as a person who lives with this myself every day to choose the voice that wants you to live. That is my purpose of this blog is to motivate we as people to keep Being as part of humans. Can you imagine how much better this world would be lived with such positive style and grace? Perhaps that’s a little too inhuman to ask for, but I hope you get the gist of it.
So Do you want to be Successful?

 

 

 

My Journey

Who am I, and Why am I here?

My journey as a blogger started roughly seven or eight years ago. As an Arizona Cardinals NFL Football fan, I had joined many groups on Facebook. I would read posts as well as post material on my own. I would for sure critique others, or even commend them, while the same was given to me as well.
Through this, I discovered that many people just had no idea what was really going on. Sure, people are entitled to their own opinions, and they all have a right to be fans of the team. Maybe it was just the knowledge I have gained for many years growing up as a sports fan myself, but something just wasn’t right.
That is why I became a blogger, so that I can perhaps give others a better perspective of what is really happening. I believe everybody is entitled to their own opinion though, and it seems that in todays social media, many of us argue and debate, and not enough commending and/or congratulatory feedback. Because of this, I am choosing to go a different route with my writing/ blogging. Therefore, I have decided that I want to reach out to people differently to touch people using positive vibes. I intend for my blog to not only motivate, but inspire people to move forward with their lives, fight through adversity, and let them know that they can get over any challenge and obstacles that may stand in the way as long as you keep your head up and never give up.