Every day I run into a few individuals that simply don’t want it. Too many of you are just fine being mediocre. As bad as I want people to be great, I can’t want it more than you do. Too many people do not take losing personally. I don’t mean you have to be a sore loser. I’m talking about the actions you take after you feel a setback. Most people never take the necessary actions they need to get back in the space they were winning at before. It’s all in your mindset. The energy you put out is the energy you get back. You have to believe that the only option you have is to be great. Do not give up on that mindset, not even for a little bit. Negativity is stronger than positivity because it’s easier to be that way. It’s easy to make the decision to give up. The hard part is staying the course not knowing the outcome.
Take it personally! Take failure personally! That’s the only way you will be able to defeat it on a consistent basis. Believe you can be great because a person with conviction cannot be stopped. You cannot be considered a loser if you never accept the loss in the first place. What I love about goals is we control the finish line. We control the moment we decide we won. “I have a goal to be a millionaire in 2 years.” You have set your own finish line and here’s my favorite part. You and only you are responsible for hitting that goal. Only you are allowed to answer to yourself. When you look in the mirror I don’t want you to see someone who is failing and not hitting your goal. I want you to see that you cannot lose if you do not accept the loss and take the fear of losing personally. You can do anything! Believe that! Be Blessed! Be Inspired!
I know a great way to get nowhere fast. It’s the single thing that will hold you back if it’s present. Excuses! Excuses are always subconsciously in your mind. Everyone has them and the sad part is not everyone wants to get rid of them. It’s what keeps you warm inside your comfort zone. The beautiful thing is you can get rid of them and nobody will hate you for it. Progress is always one step ahead of you. Excuses are always subconsciously in your mind. So, how do you beat the one thing that’s constant in your mind to catch the one thing that’s always a step ahead?
Learn to be more confident. Confidence in yourself and in your daily duties will leave the excuses behind. Most people make excuses because it’s easier to be lazy than it is to get up and be great. What many don’t realize is excuses are a smoke screen for the uncommitted. “Oh, I can’t do this because I have to wash my hair.” The excuse is usually something silly as to why you can’t do what you know needs to be done to get the result you see in your dreams. Get committed, get confident and leave the excuses behind. Your future self really does depend on it. Be blessed! Be Inspired!
Today there will be a solar eclipse. It got me thinking about what certain things in my life mean to me. I am not talking about the obvious things like my family, I am talking about what in my business life is important. For me, it’s people. I Love people. I love how everyone is similar but so much different. I’m the go with the flow type guy.
What is important to you?
This is an important question to ask yourself because it puts everything else into perspective. We as human beings are creatures of habit. We tend to spend the most time in spaces that we feel comfortable in. I make it a part of my mindset to adapt and be comfortable in more situations than anyone else. This is my definition of winning. Learn to play at a championship level in any arena. Live your life everyday asking yourself is this important. One of my mentors told me to look at every moment and before you make a decision ask yourself is this a millionaire moment? I will always carry this mentality because it put a millionaire mindset into perspective. Do not do anything that isn’t important to your success and future. Take this message with you on this beautiful Monday. Enjoy the eclipse! Be Blessed! Be Inspired!
“Love is very dangerous if you just have love and don’t have the ability to be lovable.”
I usually give you a short message on Sunday but today we will do some Friday Spotlight style blogging. I wanted to pay homage to Dick Gregory who passed yesterday. Rest in paradise, sir.
There are many many quotes I could have taken from Mr. Gregory but this one always speaks to me. It reminds me that Love isn’t enough if you aren’t putting the kind of energy you need to be lovable. I always say the energy you put into the world is the energy you get back. The dangerous part of love is it can be misunderstood if an energy portal isn’t opened to receive love. Be careful to not put positive energy out in the world and not be willing to receive it. This is crucial to the world shifting for you. When you make a definitive decision to live a great life the world will move out of your way, but only if you want it to move. You have to accept the changes that come along with that good energy. Most people aren’t willing to give up their old ways to live a different life. Ultimately that is what we are talking about here, Living a different life. A better life! If everyone followed this simple thought process the world as a whole would be a sensational place to live in every day. Be blessed! Be Inspired!
“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress” – President Barack Obama
I have always loved this quote. It’s no secret that Barack Obama is my favorite person of all time. My only “celebrity” Hero. I love this quote because it’s true in every aspect of anyone’s life. Walk down the right path and you will succeed.
Let’s get into the meat of this quote and its meaning. Many people fall off the righteous path because they lack the patience it takes to breed the success. You need to manifest the success through the pain and failure. Just walking the right path is not good enough. Nobody ever said the right path won’t have hurdles that need to be jumped. That is the disconnect that most people have with success. They believe that if they are walking the right path for a week, a month, a year that everything will be easy. No! It won’t be easy but it will be worth it.
How much are you willing to lose?
You will no doubt lose many things and people on the road to your success. The issue with this is a lot of people would rather get off the righteous path just to hold on to the one thing they need to leave behind. It’s all in the mindset! Get your mind right and make things happen for yourself. Lose yourself in the thought of being incredibly successful. You got this! Be blessed! Be Inspired!
Before we get started here I want to make something very clear…
I LOVE TACO TUESDAY!! LOL
With that said, we love taco Tuesday for the Tacos, of course, but the biggest caveat of that truth is the fact that the tacos are cheaper. We all want good cheap stuff that we feel we have gotten a deal on. It’s sort of a short cut to the destination or a not so hard route to the destination. Do not do this with your life. Do not take the short cut or in this case the discount. Read every page of the books, finish every thought, write every word, say what you mean with your heart. Short cuts mean openings to show your weaknesses. What I mean by that is if you are interviewing for a job and you didn;t study as hard as the next person you will get beat out for that job. Why? Simple, because you didn;t want it as bad as the next person. They read every page of the self-help book, they studied harder, they wanted it more. Do not be in 2nd place by falling victim to the easy button. Do your due diligence. Your destiny is depending on it. Be Blessed! Be Inspired!
Yesterday I had a terrible day. Nothing seemed to go right for me. I started my day off by waking up later than I wanted, still with a positive attitude I set out to a meeting about 45 minutes away from where I lived. I get there with the right mindset, ready to handle some business and help a family and I got no showed. That’s right, I was stood up. I called another family in the area and nothing came of that. The day continued to go like this for a while. I was down and out which is unusual for me because I’m always happy and positive. Heres why. Later that day I surrounded myself with great friends and a positive environment and good things began to happen. I got a message I had been waiting on for weeks. A great email, a few laughs. It made me realize that through the struggle there is always beauty. Bad days are my choice! YOU get to choose whether it will be a bad day or a few bad moments throughout the day.
Find the beauty in every thing that you do and you will never have a bad day. I’m so grateful for the people around me and this platform to vent every now and then. I know we can all relate to this because of course, everyone has days where it seems like nothing goes right. Keep your head up and know the sun still rises every day. Even in the darkest of moments, there is light coming. Just don’t give up before you get to the end of the tunnel. Be blessed! Be Inspired!