Leveraging Expectations

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People often give you more than you want when you least expect it. However when you want more from them they give you very little. It’s interesting how the human psyche will make you take your game up an notch when you feel as if you need to but you rarely go as hard as you should when you don’t necessarily have too.

Where does the problem lie tho? Sometimes we expect far too much from people because we have our own ideas of what life should be. Experience teaches us that we have to keep our expectations in check because sometimes we pursue the unimaginable in an effort to get what we want when we want it.

Disappointment will humble you but also make you think differently about a person because they failed to meet your expectations a time or two. Continue reading “Leveraging Expectations”

Putting Things Off

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Habits are ridiculous. We often take things for granted or assume that it will be easier to put things on the back burner until another day. Why do human beings feel obligated to put things off for later that could be easily done at the current time? There are several factors that contribute to the inclination to put things off.

Life comes at you fast and allocation of time is pertinent. Whether you are taking trips or you have a lot of jobs to take care of, managing time is essential to success. How many times have you taken a trip and forgot something that you should have easily packed away but because you waited until the last minute it went completely unnoticed and was forgotten?  Continue reading “Putting Things Off”

A Broken System: The Tale of 2 Candidates Nobody Wants

A Broken System: The Tale of 2 Candidates Nobody Wants

How is it that the political system is so screwed up? Thousands of people are frustrated because they feel as if their vote really doesn’t matter. In the age of primary elections, caucuses, and delegates we have a system that appears to be somewhat broken. How might you ask? The whole system of delegation makes sense when it’s left up to the people but the SUPER DELEGATE is somewhat of a mystery. Super delegation appears to carry more weight than it should.

2016 will be the year of the candidate that no one likes. It’s going to be more party driven than ever before. There appears on the surface to be no clear love or respect for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump as candidates for President of the United States. If America doesn’t love them, how can you expect the rest of the world to love them? Continue reading “A Broken System: The Tale of 2 Candidates Nobody Wants”

Sacrifice For The Greater Good

Sacrifice For The Greater Good

Within our hearts we find reasons to want to own things. Whether its property, or pieces of another person, we want what we want and will live by any means of collecting it. Sometimes we have to let go of things that we hold dear to us to make room for the unexpected or what we are working for. It may cost us opportunities but the reality of change and persistence will make life easier in the end.

Hard work is extremely important. People put in a lot of time and effort to make sure they can provide adequately. If you’re a person that loves to travel or you have relationships that pull you in different directions, work will often keep you grounded. Work may ground you, but sometimes it may feel like all you do is work.

The past few months work has dropped to less than normal but there is still a lot to get accomplished. It may seem strenuous at times but if you love doing what you do, it doesn’t always feel like work.

This it the point in the story where people start to give thanks and praise but not everyone subscribes to that rationale.

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It Takes Someone Strong To Make Someone Strong

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When I think about my role as a father it’s been a rocky road. Finding time for my daughter and balancing a few jobs usually means weekends and several days without seeing the one person on this planet that I love more than life itself. It doesn’t happen every week but when it does, I long to get back to her because I understand my significance in her development into a young lady and a productive member of society.

When we get to spend time together I try to reinforce great qualities in her. I teach her to finish what she starts. I teach her to never give up on things just because she doesn’t understand them. I also teach her that just because things don’t go her way immediately doesn’t mean that they won’t turn around for her if she persists.

Expectations on my daughter are pretty high.
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Words Can Cut Deep

Words Can Cut Deep

There are very few things in life that get to me. I’m not a robot but I have a keen ability to ignore things that would bother most. However nothing can cut a man like hearing something hurtful and personal from someone that you care about. I was watching an episode of Ballers (HBO) where Annabel confronts Ricky and tells him that he’s just like his dad. The look on his face reminded me of the times where people that I care about the most hit me with some truthful things that were personal and cut deep.

Hearing those things from someone that you care about or even love may be the hardest punch a man can take. In fact those words cut so deep that they wound the soul. The soul unlike the body can’t be repaired easily. No amount of self-confidence or amount of comforting can bring you out of this type of pain immediately. Continue reading “Words Can Cut Deep”

Why Prince Was More Than Just An Icon

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Growing up in the 80’s meant you were growing up in the annals of two of the greatest performers of the latter part of the 20th century. Prince and Michael Jackson were the kings of music and entertainment. I was never admittedly a huge Michael Jackson fan. I mean I loved some of the music but I enjoyed the entertainment of his performances far more than the actual music itself. That’s not to say his music wasn’t great, because it was, but I have always loved the musical sounds of the live band.

Prince was a musical icon and performer, but to me it was more than that. As previously noted in another post, I didn’t have a great relationship or any real relationship with my father. For various reasons (if you clicked the link you see why) he and I were never able to get on the same page and enjoy time together.  Continue reading “Why Prince Was More Than Just An Icon”