Wednesday, December 7, 2011
OPIPHANY #22: Contrary to belief, the best workers in life aren't HARD workers, but rather SMART ones. Working hard only wears you out and usually always leaves you one step behind the person that discovered a smarter way of doing or accomplishing the same task. Ingenuity and innovation is birthed from the mental ability to see beyond the norm. Think outside the box and become your own trailblazer.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
OPIPHANY #21: A balanced diet is necessary for good health. Different foods supply the body with nutrients that all play a certain role. As such, a person must learn to aggressively seek balance in their life. Overindulgence in one thing or person, and negligence in other areas create deficiencies that weakens proper growth and functionality in life. One healthy meal won't make the world of difference in one's overall health, instead one must seek to live a healthy lifestyle to experience long term benefits. Balance in life is a lifelong decision, but once applied makes life that much more fulfilling for you and the ones closest to you. Balance produces well-rounded individuals better suited for greatness.
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
OPIPHANY #20: It's hard to uplift a tree when it's matured and its roots have deeply grown into the earth. As such, one has more leverage when attacking issues sooner rather than later. It's in the early stages extreme complication can be prevented. Each second put off is one more second of additional difficulty one will encounter on the day they finally decide to face those problems. There's nothing worse than living life constantly looking behind you awaiting the dreaded day a problem negligently left, resurfaces.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
OPIPHANY #19: Your mind and heart was not intended to be a lifetime vault for concealing woes. Just like the efficiency of a computer, we must learn to frequently release and dispose of such files that essentially slow us down and hinders efficiency. You can't effectively search for answers or process what life gives you when these areas are bombarded. Our mind and souls work better when they are refreshed and free of clutter.
Monday, October 31, 2011
OPIPHANY #18: Emotions are funny in that they are often times provoked by others but in a healthy mental able body are solely controlled by that individual. Stop blaming others for how you feel. Learn to control how you respond to certain situations and own the role of the gatekeeper to your emotions. A lack of control only further complicates issues.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
OPIPHANY #17: Anyone can be a follower, but it takes a special person to be a leader. The act of leading is a selfless act. It requires the courageous sacrifice of personal gain to properly position oneself to birth a vision that is for the betterment of others. The greatest leaders aren't memorialized for what they did, but for the impact they had on the masses. A leader that keeps this concept at the forefront of all that they do, will continue to harvest ingenious methods of bringing their visions to fruition.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
OPIPHANY #16: Solutions are birthed from the presence of problems. The best advice can often come from people that have experienced the subject matter at hand or have an intimate understanding of it. Failure can sometimes become one's catalyst to success. Embrace your tribulations for it may hold the key to your victory and breakthrough.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
OPIPHANY #15: You cannot begin the process of understanding someone's point of view until you first drop your own pre-conceived notions that you carry. Only then do you have free hands to hold their point of view and fully examine it objectively. Frequent arguing can often times be resolved when a commitment is made to understand each other better. UNDERSTANDING = putting your thoughts UNDER, and STANDING IN the other person's shoes for a different point of view.
OPIPHANY #14: The biggest obstacle you can place in your way is YOURSELF. Things like negative thinking, pessimism, and insecurities are all forms of self abuse. We don't recognize them as such, but they all carry the same destructive consequences. It's never a good thing when the person keeping you from your dreams and goals is YOU. Become your #1 fan and attain what is rightfully yours.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
OPIPHANY #13: The beauty of life is that no human is exactly the same. We were all created with our own identity and purpose. The moment you TRY to be unique is the moment you are trying to be like someone else. Be YOUnique and embrace individuality. Once you fully accept who you are you will build a bigger threshold of tolerance for others. Like a puzzle, we are all one of a kind pieces that complete a bigger picture -- don't lose your piece.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
OPIPHANY #12: Don't spend life worrying about making the wrong decision. Be concerned about not making one at all. You can't stand without a backbone and you can't fully assess a decision or benefit from it if one was never made. LIVE to LEARN and LEARN to LIVE.
Friday, October 21, 2011
OPIPHANY #11: Selfless Love. It's a concept some find second nature to do while others struggle to practice it. Until one realizes their purpose in life has nothing to do with them they will never reach their maximum fulfillment. Make it your duty to make enriched deposits in others lives, and you'll receive more from life than you could ever imagine.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
OPIPHANY #10: You don't buy a book to read the first and last page for you would miss out on the essence of the story. Life doesn't come with cliff notes. Stop worrying yourself about the end result, realize that part is inevitable. Your life will be remembered not based on how it ended but on what you did. The best books are remembered not for their ending, but for their memorable story line. Take time and enjoy writing your story..you only get one book..make it great!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
OPIPHANY #9: If you only had one eye, your perception of DEPTH would be greatly altered. We have two eyes for a reason. In life we ought not just see things at FACE VALUE but to also apply effort and due diligence in seeing what's behind it all. Choosing to be ignorant is walking through life with impaired vision.
Monday, October 17, 2011
OPIPHANY #8: PASSION is the element that makes good things GREAT! It's the difference between a bad lover and a good lover. It's the difference between day dreaming and LIVING your dreams. Passion is the adrenaline of all emotions..let it fuel the things that matter the most to you and you will always come out a winner. Passion gives what you do and how you do it purpose and sincerity.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
OPIPHANY #7: Words are powerful..they can breath life into something and can also damage a person. Sometimes words from people you value feel painful because they expose truths about ourselves. Constructive criticism is the pressure and heat that turns coal into diamonds. Beauty comes at a price..learn to stand the heat.
OPIPHANY #6: Take comfort in knowing NO ONE is perfect and even the best still flawed. Don't allow the feeling of inadequacy created by others to paralyze your progression in life. Rather let it serve as a catalyst to your REFORM. When you make it your duty to build a strong fire..the illumination becomes blinding to the eye of the critic. Everyday you're here on earth is another day to do and be better.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
OPIPHANY #5: Love is like an article of clothing. In its most basic form it's intended to cover someone. However, everyone wears it differently according to their prerogative. How you display or perceive love might completely differ from someone else. Like an investment, love has no guaranteed return..BUT you might miss out on great wealth if you forfeit taking the risk. Don't be passive with love.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
OPIPHANY #4: Putting up walls help keep unwanted bad people out. Coincidently, it also keeps good people out as well. Make sure your wall has a door, and on that door make sure you have a screen. Instead of blocking everything, learn to filter. Life is about living..make sure to enjoy the ride.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
OPIPHANY #3: Devices no matter how expensive they are, require the user to be knowlegable of its features to maximize its full potential. People's lives are no different. We were all blessed with gifts, talents and skills. Yet some of us rarely or ever utilize them. Stop selling yourself short. You never know what untapped facet of your life will bring you.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
OPIPHANY #2: The best way to practice your rights as a consumer is to simply not support businesses that fall short of your satisfaction. The same applies to people and systems in your life. Don't be mad at the person and things that continue to fail you..be mad at yourself for continuing to entertain them. An act is only as big as its audience.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
OPIPHANY #1: A gift never given loses its essence and its good intentions loses relevance. Life is too short to not share with loved ones how much they mean to you or what you feel for them. It's the easiest gift to give and often times the most cherished. It's a gift that truly keeps on giving.