Are You The Ant Or The Grasshopper?

“Never waste your time. Always be prepared for the days of necessity.” -Johora Papri Keep this in mind when you find yourself with free time on your hands. Every minute that you have is precious, so you want to use your time wisely for when tough times may come up. When you choose to waste you time, you waste money, opportunity, ideas, and a lot of other things that can be of benefit to you when such times come, but now they are not there because you wasted the chance to acquire them. In watching the video, The Ant and the Grasshopper, it reminds me of my wife and I. I do find myself as the ant who uses every minute to find ways to plan, acquire, and make things happen in anticipation for whatever life brings. My wife, the grasshopper, will take frequent breaks and do not feel the need of preparing and storing for anything. The beauty of

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Are You The Passenger Or Driver Of Your Life?

“There are two primary choices in life; to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.” -Denis Waitley Keep this in mind when you are faced with situations that leave you with these two options. In choosing to accept conditions as they exist, you are allowing for other people and things to dictate what happens in your life while you take a passive and helpless stance. When you do that, you become a spectator to the point that you never know when you should step in to take control of your life. When you do accept your role as the person that must change the conditions, you go from allowing other people and things to take control of your life to you being the one that makes the moves and changes things in your life for the better. That will make you feel like the driver of your life versus being a passenger. I remember prior

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Do You Take The Advice Of Your Fears Or Your Confidence?

“Do not take counsel of your fears.” -George S. Patton Keep this in mind when you are faced with how you are going to deal with your fears. As strong as your mind may be, if you take the advice of your fears, you will find yourself quitting and never trying anything new. When you choose to go against that same advice and listen to your confidence, you can overcome your fears and move towards accomplishing your goals and dreams. In moving out on my own for the first time with my wife, when we were dating at the time, I was presented with a situation that had me wondering. She had shared with me that she had quit her job and that the job she was hoping to get did not come through, which left her without any money to put towards the rent for the first month. As you can imagine, the inner fears were creeping in, and

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Are You An Excuse Maker Or a Action Maker?

“If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse.” -Unknown Keep this in mind whenever you are deciding how important something or someone may be to you to accomplish or have. When you find yourself not believing that you can or not wanting to do or try something, you will find an excuse that will get you out of it. The results for doing this is that you remaining in your comfort zone, never reaching your potential, and always wondering after the fact if maybe you missed your opportunity. When you find yourself valuing the thing or person that you want, you will look at every way possible to acquire what you need and actually do what it takes to get it. The results for doing this is that you will start to make progress in your life, always opening yourself up for new opportunities, and things and people will attract themselves

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What Is Stopping You From Reaching Your Dreams?

“The only thing that stops you from reaching your dream, is you.” -Jindavil Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out why you have not reached the goals and dreams you have envisioned for yourself. It is easy to point the finger at other people and things, but the reality is that nobody can affect or stop you unless you give them the power to. In addition, whenever you find yourself doubting your own goals and dreams, it is very likely that you will stop yourself from realizing them. Growing up, I had a cousin who had dreamed of becoming a wrestler one day. We would watch wrestling, talk about wrestling, and even practiced the moves from time to time. As of today, he has not yet realized his potential of becoming that wrestler he had envisioned. It is easy to blame family members who may have doubted him, or the circumstances that he was faced with,

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How Do You Become The Expert?

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.” -Unknown Keep this in mind whenever you are trying to figure out how did a person become good at what they are doing in life. Experts are not exactly born from the womb, nor do they pop out of thin air. To be the expert at anything, you have to become a beginner and start learning. Through learning, planning, action, and adjustments along the way, you start to refine your craft until you eventually become an expert yourself. I can remember growing up wanting to have a successful marriage, but could never figure it out because there were not a lot of them for me to see. In order for me to accomplish this, I had to be a beginner through learning what is the model of a successful marriage from both my uncle and mentor, who both still long and successful marriages.  By asking questions and watching them, I came up

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