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Be the indispensable lead of your own life story


“If you don’t build your own dream someone else will hire you to help build theirs.” — Tony Gaskins Jr.

It’s better to be the indispensable lead of your own life story than a dispensable part of someone else’s.

Remember to live your life by choice not by chance.

“Don’t put the key to your happiness is someone else’s pocket.”

Have a purpose. Set goals. Aim high. And take action.

“When writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen.”

Direct your life. Don’t just drift.

“The amount of satisfaction you get from life depends largely on your own ingenuity, self-sufficiency, and resourcefulness. People who wait around for life to supply their satisfaction usually find boredom instead.” — Dr. William Menninger


Collect value by contributing value

Excerpt from: A person of value

Collect value by contributing value.



Provide the inspiration that others can use


Provide the inspiration that others can use to provide the inspiration that others can use.

Lead by by example.



We’re in this together


“I don’t know how to save the world. I don’t have the answers or The Answer. I hold no secret knowledge as to how to fix the mistakes of generations past and present. I only know that without compassion and respect for all of Earth’s inhabitants, none of us will survive—nor will we deserve to.” — Leonard Peltier

The world’s problems will not be solved by building walls, discriminating against anyone who isn’t like “us”, or harming innocent people.

Hate, violence, shutting people out, and turning a blind eye to the needs of others never solved anything for long.

Want to make enemies? That’s how you do it.

The world’s problems will not be solved without taking steps to work together for the common good of the inhabitants of this planet.

You can help by acting with kindness, showing tolerance, and being the kind of person you wish there were more of.

Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” — Kurt Vonnegut



“How do we stop those who are hell bent on the death & destruction of anything they oppose?” is beyond the scope of any single individual to answer. And is certainly beyond the scope of this post.

That said, we should not allow the extreme minority to dictate the actions, attitudes & behaviors of the overwhelming majority in a way that makes the world a more violent, hostile, and unfriendly place to live.

“Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.” — Martin Luther King, Jr.

We should not allow the disruptive actions of a few cause us to turn against each other or act in a way that is contrary to how we would wish to be treated.

It’s one thing to deal with these kinds of people directly. It’s another thing entirely to discriminate against and turn our backs to those who have nothing to do with the negative actions of those causing problems.

Stop encouraging mediocrity

Seen in a meme:

  • You’re amazing!
  • You’re beautiful.
  • You’re perfect!
  • You’re awesome.

The mere fact that a person exists does not make them awesome, amazing, or beautiful.

Contributing something positive to people’s lives and adding value to the world does.

Act and encourage accordingly.



True value

Excerpt from: Today is day one.

The more that you incorporate things that you truly value into your life — from knowledge to skills to people to activities — the more value you not only bring to your own life, the more value you bring to the people and places you encounter on a daily basis.



Be the kind of person that your heroes would be proud of.

Be the kind of person that your heroes would be proud of.

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Be the kind of person that your heroes would be proud of.


Originally published on: Dec 31, 2013 @ 22:20

Treat the world as if those you want to impress the most…


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Treat the world as if those you want to impress the most are the ones who have to clean up after you.

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Originally published on: Jul 12, 2014 @ 14:48

Be the embodiment of the qualities you seek in others.

Excerpt from: Want to feel better?

Be the embodiment of the qualities you seek in others.


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