It’s Your Life, J.A.M. On It . . . Or Just Go Home


By Walter L. Hilliard III

Ready . . . Set . . . Uhhhh, Never Mind!

First, you have to . . . .

J – JUMP Start Your Motivation.

If you’re lucky enough to rise yet again, and live another day (when many have passed on), why not try to make it the best day ever?  And what could be better than starting your day with a short pep talk while you’re staring into that mirror at that underachiever, shaving or brushing his or her teeth?  Also, make sure the tone of your pep talk inspires you, so if you have to swear or chastise your “self,” do it.  And make sure you mix in how much your enemies would love to see you fail or lead a miserable life.   In fact, I spoke with someone who knows you today, and she told me her friends used to laugh at you when you walked by, calling you a loser, but she just felt sorry for you.  

Okay!  Maybe I’m being a bit dramatic and I’m actually stirring up some old feelings and upsetting you, well — good!  That’s the point.

And write down the following affirmation and put it in your pocket with your keys so you know you’ll have to pull it out and read it at least couple of times a day:  “We have a planet full of WINNERS who ACT like Losers.” 

Next, You Gotta . . . .

A – ASSESS Where You’re At In Life, Mentally, Emotionally, Etc.

Every morning I get into my car and head to work, the question, “Where you at?” comes to mind automatically, and I consider how I’m doing, emotionally, and what I need to do next.  What are my goals?  Can I do something big today?  What are my obstacles to getting what I want and feeling how I want to feel – and what can I do about them ASAP.  Focus, maaan!

And Lastly . . . .

M – Movies Move You Towards Where You Need To Be. 

Imaging – or creative visualization – exercises can be done anywhere, anytime.  So imaging exercises require that you try to see yourself in your mind’s eye doing whatever it is that you’re working towards.  For example, if you want to be social worker, visualize yourself enrolling in classes, finishing your degree, going to work and helping people.  Who are you helping?  How are you helping?  Add color, people, words, scenes, etc.  The point is that your subconscious mind controls your behavior and doesn’t know the difference between you seeing what you see with your eyes open, and you actually closing your eyes and visualizing whatever it is you want to see. 

So, but of course, the choice is yours.  You can do what you’ve always done, and get what you’ve always got?  Or try something different.   Whatever the case, you must challenge yourself by going back to the statement made earlier — “We have a planet full of winners who act like losers ” — and ask yourself if you are taking the easy road in life?  Are you a winner acting, or living, like a loser?

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