Posts tagged: wisdomdump
When there’s talk about game, I always find myself amused.
The game you play should reflect the person that you want to be, not the person she wants you to be.
Some guys are pretty good at playing a type of game that can appeal to almost every girl
but you can only play that game for so long.
If they don’t appreciate your game, take the hint and
find someone who does.
The New Year always brings together a few things:
1. Families and Friends
2. Arguable music performances on TV
3. New Beginnings
I personally like the last thing on the list. Before I go about compiling my list of things to do in 2012, I told myself to remember a few things.
The end of year isn’t just about making amends for the way you’ve hurt people or let them down. It’s about learning to be a better person. It isn’t about making new goals in place of old ones. It’s about realizing the goals that you didn’t have time to get to.
Keep dreaming and make sure to scare yourself once in a while. You don’t want to get too comfortable.
And if you don’t want to take it from me, take something from an individual that has changed the world, one way or another.
“Stay hungry. Stay Foolish” - Steve Jobs 1955-2011
Home isn’t where you’re comfortable or familiar with streets, houses, or spots to kick it.
Home is where family is.
Lately, I’ve noticed that my family is no longer measured by blood. My family are those that I have been blessed with through laughs, trials, failure, and success.
My family are those who I spend the best times of my life with.
I used to think that I was a very considerate person and that, that would be enough to have a good relationship. Little did I know, I had a very different definition of being considerate and thoughtful than I do now.
It isn’t about just making sure they’re happy even if you aren’t. It isn’t just helping them get to their goals before you get to yours. It isn’t just thinking about their feelings first.
It means making sure the happiest moments are spent together. It means achieving new goals in inspiration of one another. It means expressing feelings openly and honestly.
It means caring, understanding, and listening when no one else does.
Relationships are hard. I’ll leave that one for another day in the very distant future when I get married and finally understand how things work.
But as for now, I think I’m making good progress at becoming a better friend.
A reputation is the one thing that man can truly call his own.
Growing up can mean different things to different people. To me, it means choosing which things to change and which to keep in order to be the gentleman that you want to be.
Whether it be habits, vices, philosophies, or beliefs, it’s your choice.
But at the end of the day, you also make the decision of what you let people believe and what you prove wrong.
You can’t win them all. The best you can do is live every day learning how to better become the gentleman that you want to be.
As I’ve been going through the motions of building my future career foundation, I have also been taking inventory of the things that are most important to me. I have come to a few conclusions:
I enjoy my family, friends, and anyone willing to have a decent conversation.
I enjoy hosting good company over food, beverages, and holiday spirit.
I enjoy the weekly spring cleaning of my room and car.
I enjoy being able to listen, watch and appreciate good music, art, and shows.
I enjoy making memories that will last a lifetime.
What future career will allow me to be successful financially and successful in maintaining my inventory?
My “two cents” in this scenario is simple. Don’t be greedy.
Unfortunately, in the world that we live in, time is money. The more time you spend with family and friends, the less time you have to make money. Pick your battles and take your victories.
I’d like to spend my time with the ones I love, not dead presidents*.
*dead presidents - lowercase “P” indicating the subject as currency itself. No disrespect intended to our deceased Forefathers.
Every day has it’s own value in a week.
You succeed, fail, laugh, love, and learn a lesson with each and every day that passes by.
It’s up to you to make these days worth the time. Most importantly, try and help others reach a goal, take a risk, laugh, love, and grow.
ChallengeOfTheDay: Do something worth remembering.
It’s true that a drunk man’s words are a sober man’s thoughts.
It is also true that a drunk man’s actions are those of a fool’s.
There is no excuse to ever put the integrity of a gentleman on hold. But if you do, the only way to redeem yourself is handle the situation like a gentleman; apologize, take the consequences and learn the lesson.