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Preparation & Responsibility

By Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.   But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

 

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look, like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

 

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

 

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

 

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

 

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

 

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

 

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

 

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them?

 

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.

 

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

 

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

 

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

 

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

 

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . . .”

 

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

 

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

 

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

 

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

 

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium filled with every teacher in the school.

 

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations, ever.  I was prepared.

 

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free.

 

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . . .”

 

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

 

Ouch!

 

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

 

Preparation & Responsibility

Will SmithBy Walter L. Hilliard III

 

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.   But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them?

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . .”

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium full of every teacher in the school.

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations ever.  I was prepared.

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . .”

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

Ouch!

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

POETICS: 360 Degrees

360 DEGREES

Walter L. Hilliard III

In search of something seemingly elusive, fleeing, free– something that cannot, shall Not, will not be captured because “it,” or thy “Being,” is deep within the soul, the Spirit– a spirit that also demands we, first and foremost, be comfortable with the Deepness and Attractiveness of our Blackness, preparing us for a journey that leads To our discovering our very own uniqueness, far away from the Shamelessness of Sameness or being nameless, not knowing who we are because we’re not reaching For the Stars, thus, we really RE-gress when we don’t PRO-gress, so move we will, Backward or Forward, 360 Degrees around the horn, following our Higher Power’s “Form,” pattern, a right of way to Our destiny or backwards, reversing and rehearsing A life indelibly tied to the monotony of yesterday, The past, what was, or even worse, What never was– 360 degrees around the horn, back and forth and Forth and back, Again and again we lose, we Win, but the journey is always unique, sometimes Discreet; other times we compete against others or our “Selves”– and every arrival leads To a Departure, for there is no Place for complacency, a place to sit and wait and see– no, we will Move Away from whence we came, 360 degrees, Eventually discovering our humanness, happily or Unhappily, depending on our direction, Which equals our destiny: to Become one with our mission, Or lack there of, and so our Higher Power, despite the fact that our Blackness may be a Distraction to Others but, still, we cannot let it distract us, subtract from us, lessen us, demean us, prevent us from Traveling 360 degrees, hopefully, in the right direction, living and giving, learning our lessons, Again and again, living our lives 360 Degrees . . .  And counting.

Walter L. Hilliard III

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 minds 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?  And if you’ve achieved quite a bit in your life, but you still aren’t living up to your potential (not that you’ll ever fully reach it) or you’re not challenging yourself, this is a problem, too.   Nonetheless, 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?

Be Inspired: Talent And Persistence

Walter L. Hilliard III, Excerpt From An Inspirational Book I’m Writing: 

Talent And Persistence.  Sure, talent can carry the day when it has been a discovered and nurtured; however, it is persistence that will endure the night, the dawn and eventually give life to yet another day, yet another chance for your talent to rise and see the light.  Talented Black people, or any people, cannot wait to be discovered and nurtured by the dominant culture; they must be self-sufficient and persistent.

  • “I AM VALUABLE, AND I WILL PERSIST UNTIL I ACHIEVE MY GOALS.” WLH III

Making Peace With Fear

Over the years I’ve accomplished quite a bit once I learned how to make peace with fear.  What works for me may not work for you and vice versa; thus, I’d like to simply share – with a dose of dramatic flare –  the type of dialogue that has helped me achieve different things, as well as get me through some tough emotionally trying times.

The entertaining dialogue I’ve laid out below is between my Fear and my Confidence.  Because you may not always be conscious of your fears, the following type of dialogue may be helpful to you when you’re afraid of something or feel that your fear is making excuses as to why things cannot or will not go the way you want them to.

Unfortunately, many people turn to drugs and alcohol when they’re stressed out or afraid of something.  Still, others become angry or abusive.

The bottom line is that we remember to “Keep it simple, stupid” – and remain calm.  Whatever you’re afraid of probably isn’t going to kill you, but stress and anger surely will, eventually.

Here we go:

My Confidence:  Ha, ha – my man (smiling and sounding like Denzel Washington)!  There you go trying to cause trouble in my life again.  Boooooy!  You never stop, do you?  But that’s why I love you, you keep me on my toes.

My Fear:  Ha, ha – right backatchu!!!  Good to see you again, too.  I’m just trying to protect our guy, Walt, from being disappointed.  You know, he might get his hopes up and not get what he wants . . . and before you know it, he’s overwhelmed and panicking.  I don’t know why this guy is always trying to do things he shouldn’t be trying to do?  He really believes he can do anything.  I don’t know why his momma taught him that.

My Confidence:  I gotta give you some credit – after all these years and all that he’s accomplished, you still show up, trying to scare him.

My Fear:  I’m just doing my job; I’m trying to protect him from himself.  Doesn’t he realize some people laugh at him when he fails?  I’m just trying to stop him from failing.

My Confidence:  Yeah, but you have a bad record.  He doesn’t listen to you, he listens to me.

My Fear:  I have my moments . . . .

My Confidence:  Yeah, but not many.  Fear is a part of life; it’s a part of being human.  Nobody, as far as I know, is devoid of fear.  But I must admit that I enjoy you showing up and taking you butt-whippin’ like a man.

My Fear:  Look, we both have his best interest at heart.

My Confidence:  I know.  We really do work together.  I’m just glad we can sit down and talk like men from time to time without tearing up the guy’s life.   Like I said, you keep me on my toes.

My Fear:  . . . And you, me.

My Confidence:  Hey, I’d love to sit and chat with you all day – we both long-winded, for sure.  But he’s already started working on what you told him he couldn’t do.  He told me you  got here two seconds before I did and was trying to talk him out of it, but I rolled in and, as usual, dropped my “If not me – who.  If not now – when” line on him and off he went.  But it’s good to see you again.

My Fear:  You, too.  See ya soon.

My Confidence:  Peace!!!!

Russell Simmons & The Key To Life

I recently watched a video of Russell Simmons responding to a 10-year-old’s question to a panel he was sitting on.  The young lady said she was tired of seeing and hearing negative videos on TV and hearing inappropriate music/lyrics on the radio.  She continued that she wanted to see and hear more positive music and wanted to know how long she had to wait for this to happen?

Surprisingly, Simmons, the Godfather of Hip Hop, apparently not wanting to bash rappers and having been through this drill before, said he was going to pass the question to someone else, but ended up giving a very thoughtful response.

His response:  You have to do it yourself; you have to do the things that you want to see.  The world is what you see . . . violent . . . or positive.   You have to do it . . . giving is all there is.  Everything in this world is a manifestation of what you give this world.  It is what you give the world that you get back [or see] from the world.

There’s a redemptive power that making a choice has, rather than feeling like you’re an effect to all the things that are happening . . . make a choice . . . you just decide what it’s going to be, who you’re going to be, how you’re going to do it . . . from that point, the universe is going to get out your way . . . it’s water, it wants to move and go around stuff . . . you really can make what you want.  I can create whatever I want to create . . . if I can put my head on it right, study it, learn the patterns . . . I feel strongly that we are who we choose to be . . . I will not be outworked.

My interpretation of Simmons’s comments are that to be happy, successful, and supportive of others in life you have to be a “player” – not a fan sitting in the stands of life.  Don’t feel helpless, be helpful.  You have to decide who you want to be, how you want the world to be, and how you want to live your life.  Don’t hope for change, “be” the change by doing something to make things better for everyone, and your experience, your life, will be positive.

Please write down and reread the aforementioned statement – carry it around with you all day if you need to – every time you feel helpless about changing the world or changing your life.

You are truly a creator, not an effect.

Preparation & Responsibility

Many years ago, I sat in a college classroom at Kutztown University enjoying my exchanges with a “hippie throwback” professor who had fallen and was unable to climb out of the long gone ‘60s.  But his brilliance taught me a thing or two and laid titles on my views about a corporate-run American society struggling to stay on track on a runaway train driven by Wall Street and ignored by politicians.  And here we are today still licking our wounds after that train crash.

Yes, during and after college I was afraid, very afraid.  So I decided I’d had enough of self-important politicians speechifying about voting for them and decided that I’d go out into the Community and “do” what we vote for politicians to do for us.  Many moons and successful grassroots programs later, I still have little desire to talk with politicians.  I mean, have you ever talked to a politician (they’re all the same) and then have them give you that look like, “Uhhh, I’m sorry, what’d ya say, I wasn’t listening?”

My Life Response:  “Uhhhm, sorry, I was simply asking you to get your ‘career’ out of my way so I can continue working.  Thank you.”

Activism and real grassroots programming is what’s missing in America.  And Barack Obama is viewed as Rock Star and a Messiah because too many of us have been “dressing in the dark,” waiting for someone to open up our minds and shine their light onto aspirations we don’t believe we can act on.

The thing about excuses: if you have them, you’ll use them.  Community and personal responsibility will always be our only saviors. Barack is not going to save us.

We all loved Michael Jackson for his talent and charity work, but he refused to grow up and take on his responsibility to be a man, always blaming his father, Joe Jackson, for his abhorrent behavior and unhappiness.  Swim around in your sorrows and life makes you pay.

Bottom line: after high school, you can start a family, fight in a war, or do anything you want to do so stop blaming your parents for your shortcomings.

Many of us are hiding our greatness in church pews and behind mates, but we will always be the leaders we are looking for.

 

Will Smith, a multi-billion dollar entertainer and businessman, said:  “If you stay ready you ain’t got to git ready.” Does Will know what he’s talking about?  Well, eleven or so of his movies have earned over $300 million, EACH, and every rap album he’s made has gone gold (500,000 sold) or platinum (one million sold).  And to think of all the rappers who had laughed at Will and said his rapping style was corny.  Ha-ha – I’d tell you their names, but . . . I can’t remember them.

Anyway, we should admire Will more for his community service projects, such as the New Village Academy he started in Calabasas, California, giving students with limited opportunities a chance to succeed in life.   

Big Willie, or so he calls himself, said that what separates him from others is that he will not be outworked by anyone. “If we were both on treadmills,” said Will, “you’ll fall and give up before I will, or I will die on the treadmill.  While the other guy is sleeping, I’m working.”

What could you accomplish if your work ethic matched Will’s?

You Can Run from Your Greatness, but you Cannot Hide from Your “Self.”

There will never be anyone like you – your work can never be duplicated.   And don’t let fear, a self-fulfilling prophecy, hold you back.   

What if Martin Luther King had ignored his desire to change America and said, “Nahhh, it’s too dangerous, I’ll just play it safe and chill in my church?”  Thus, there would be no Barack Obama.

And Dr. King didn’t have two brains. Would Martin accept your excuses?  I know your mama and friends are tired of hearing your excuses:  “But mama . . .”

Are your dreams going to join the millions buried in the graveyard?

How do you awaken:  “Good morning, Lord!” or “Good Lord, it’s morning!”

And don’t let the unhappy people “gift you” their miserable reality.  Misery doesn’t just love company, it wants to move in.

 

Your Reputation Is Based On Your Preparation.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

I remember – after agreeing to do a presentation for a few teachers – pulling up to the high school and asking my friend if there was a basketball game that night because of all the cars.  Needless to say, I discovered I was the only game going on that night when I walked into an auditorium full of every teacher in the school.

I paused to smile at my friend, with revenge in my eyes, turned to the crowd, and gave one of my best presentations ever.  I was prepared.

Talk Isn’t Cheap, It’s Free

Talking too much is like Novocain, it numbs your sense of urgency to take the action your subconscious mind needs to help you develop the habits that will make you successful.  If talking alone made success a reality we’d all have everything we wanted.  “Don’t talk about it, be about it.” Waiting is a trap:  “One day I’m gonna . . .” 

“. . . You gonna, what – die?  Well, you got that right.”

Ouch!

When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail, and our world is the lesser for it.

A SOUL BREAK

 

Your Mind Is Your Life

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When you’re stressed out or simply feeling uninspired, but you have work to do, jump start your mind and emotions by considering the reward; then visualizing different scenarios (or creative skits) that are related to what you’re trying to accomplish, mentally, physically and emotionally.  This helps because . . .

If you can see it, you can be it!

In terms of garnering inspirational support for your efforts, visualize yourself holding conversations with key people – or an imaginary group of famous people who inspire you (you may call them your Power Group).  Ask and answer questions and even role play in your mind.  You’ll be amazed at how real and effective this creative visualization exercise is at solving problems and motivating you.

And don’t forget to “feel” the emotion related to your visualization exercises.  What you are really doing is using your conscious mind to program or reprogram your unconscious mind (will produce behavior based on what information it’s being fed), which cannot distinguish between what is real and what is your imagination.

Using your most powerful resource, your mind, helps you overcome the negativity that comes with the daily grind of life (just like reading a book set in another part of the world).   Typically, friends, family and associates cannot or choose not to always be supportive or understanding when it comes to you pursuing your dreams.

Why do they behave this way?

Because when you pursue your dreams, those that love you or know you, on some level, are forced to face their own shortcomings and the fact that they are afraid to dream big and pursue their desires in live, so they may laugh at you or even call you crazy.  A part of them doesn’t want you to succeed because when you achieve that which you want, how they perceive you may change.  And that can be scary to them; they’re used to you being the way you are.  People like predictability and being right.  They like to know who and what they’re dealing with.

Nonetheless, you came into this world alone, and you’re going to leave alone so use the  negativity of the naysayers and the haters to inspire you to keep going and prove them wrong.

If you really think about it, most people walk through life following the rest of the sheep in the Human Herd, grazing on the same ol’ lies about what others say they can and cannot do.

So if people aren’t calling you crazy or trying to stop you from pursuing your dreams, then you’re probably living life in the Safe Lane, too.

Winners & Losers

 

 

Every year there are 29 supposed losers and one champion in the NBA.  In the NFL, there are 31 of these so called losers with one remaining Super Bowl Champion.

Ultimately, there is only one champion in any league, but there are a lot of teams that have won way more games than they’ve lost, and a few who’ve won division and conference championships.

Still, most players feel that if they haven’t won the championship, their season was a failure.   Winning it all is how they define success, happiness, and sometimes even their own self-worth.

But whether it’s sports or something else people are competing for, most people seem to judge themselves based on a win-lose mentality, defining success based on unreasonable terms.

Yet we should all be reminded that losing or not getting what you want when you want it teaches you what does and doesn’t work, as well as how to get what you want or “win” in a different way the next time around.

You are the master of your universe and if you’re willing to take charge of your thinking, you can take charge of your life. You make up the rules as to whether or not you’ve succeeded or won when it comes to any and every experience.

When many among our planet full of winners who act like losers play out their “loser” roles they do so, for example, by acting like jealous teenagers when they’re in relationships; by making others miserable because they’re stressed out; by lying, cheating, stealing, and so on.

It’s also amazing how we judge ourselves, whether or not we’re successful or “winning,” based on how much stuff we have accumulated or how much money we earn a year.  However, we refuse to work towards and claim the one championship that means the most – our happiness.

Remember, when it’s all said and done most of us aren’t happy with who we are, what we do, and what we have because we’ve made decisions that “winning” or getting what we want is difficult, and that we cannot live the life of our dreams.  But the reality is that we accomplish a great deal more than we give ourselves credit for.  For example, I bet you cannot begin to count how many times you’ve helped someone in just the last month or so?

Helping others makes the world a better place because “what comes around goes around.”  When you help make someones life easier or better, you both “win.”

Don’t be a winner who walks around acting like a loser.  Negativity is a choice and it’s a symptom of emotional immaturity.

Play the game of life to win in all aspects, and if you’re not getting what you want just persist until you do.  Life cannot deny the winner who keeps on knocking because he knows he’s going to eventually open the door to whatever he wants.

Just because we have a planet full of winners who act like losers, doesn’t mean you have to be one of them.