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I was just reading all the rhetoric regarding Lebron James and I was truly sickened by the level of hate that is going out there.  The first person that is dishing out the most hate is the coach of the Cavaliers.  So he decides to throw his tantrum and display his upset by calling Lebron selfish.  Selfish?   If I’m not mistaken basketball players sign a contract and at the end of the contract period they have the option to either renew or if they think they have a better shot go play for another team.  This is the way that all sports have been operating for a long time now.  So in 2010 a basketball player decides to exercise his option to go with another team and he is labeled “selfish” among other horrific things?  Someone please justify this to me.

Second, while everyone was excited with anticipation over what team he was going to pick, he was the best basketball player.  Everyone was all excited about his 1 hour television special on ESPN, then he picks his team and suddenly everyone thinks it’s the dumbest idea ever for ESPN, a sports channel, to air a one hour special during draft time about a top draft pick?  Really?

This really does open my eyes to America.  It also gives me more reason to applaud Lebron James for going where he felt he needed to go for HIS career.  His coach, some of his fans have completely shown that it was never about Lebron anyway.  They didn’t have any real love for him to begin with, for most people who claim they love you don’t turn their backs on you so fast, especially when you make a decision to better yourself.  Most people who love you, while they may be disappointed that you leave understand and still wish the best for you.  They don’t burn your jersey and say that they will never support you again.  I guess it’s good he left a town where the love and support was fake.  It just goes to show you why they say that if you don’t look out for yourself no one else will.

So Lebron, go ahead and live your life.  At the end of the day you can always say that you lived your life for you and not for everyone else in the world who want to live their “would be” lives through you.

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Alright, so I decided that I would make a challenge out of my need to remain consistent.  The very first thing that should be done is to keep a list of all of the areas in my life that need to remain consistent.  Since the list is pretty long and I want to ensure that I will reach my goal, I will start with the most important areas in my life.

1.  Myself-  In this area would be the need for personal upkeep.   I need to make sure that I do my weekly haircare, my nightly face washing and my eyebrows getting done every two weeks.  It seems easy, but like some other areas in my life I am gung ho for a few weeks and then I just don’t do it anymore.  This area I will start with tomorrow.

2.  Health-  This area is extremely important in terms of consistency.  I would love to live a long time so, some consistency in this area now will prevent the, “I should have….. then”.  I need to make sure that I drink a minimum of 64 ounces of water daily, take my vitamins daily, do a yearly toxin and parasite cleansing, just to start.  Currently,  I drink a little under 32 oz of water and i take my vitamins sporadically and I am currently overdue on my toxin and parasite cleansing.

O.k., so I will start with the above for 21 days straight, thus, creating a habit and then I can present consistencies in other areas of my life.  It may seem selfish to start with myself, but remember, If you can’t help yourself then you can’t help anyone else.

So far I am maintaining my desire to be consistent on the blog, so Kudos to me.

What about you?  What is your consistency challenge to yourself on your road to excellence?

CONSISTENCY

O.k. so today’s theme for me is consistency.  As I look back over my life I notice that in some areas consistency has been lacking.  I am a mother, a wife, an employee, board member and an entrepreneur.  I have multiple projects that are in the works and have been in the works for years now.  I consider myself the “Jack-of-all-Trades” and I once I used to consider this great.  I take pride in the fact that I can be the best at whatever I do.  When I was a server, I was the best server no matter where I worked (Friendly’s, IHOP, Golden Corral, Cheesecake Factory).  When I was a dancer, I considered myself to be one the best  (Pennsylvania Ballet, Terpsichorean, Total Dance).  When I was a mortgage processor and underwriter, I was one of the best always closing the most loans, or having the best customer service.  I always have great ideas along with the business plans and would love to see them come to fruition ( Intensive boarding school for the performing arts; dance school, catering company, film production company, book writing).   All of these things I have started.  When I talk to people and tell them all that I am working on, it’s never a lie, because I am.  They do often wonder how I find the time to work on the above.  It’s easy to work on all of the above if I am not being consistent.  Yet, it’s this consistency thing that stands in the way of my projects flourishing.

I know, where did this come from?  This is all about random thoughts, right?  Today it started with my husband asking me what I needed to do to get my hair back into the health it was when we first met over 12 years ago.  I told him that I just needed to get it cut and make sure I take my vitamins.  I also told him that I usually do, but I’m just not consistent.  Then he had a revealing moment.  He stated that was our problem with everything.  After reflecting back, I always knew it but I guess it takes someone else to say it to really sink in.  Consistency would really solve all the problems.  By writing everyday, I could get closer and closer to finish the book, songs and blog that I am working on.  By taking care of my hair on a regular and weekly basis, like I should, my hair can get back to great health.  By eating the right way on a daily basis, I can lose the weight I have “supposedly” been working on for 7 years now.  By working out, I can get my body shape the way I want.  By meditating every day I can maintain my peace of mine and visualize the success that will arise out of all of the above.

It all seems easier said than done.  This wouldn’t be the first time I would pledge to do one of the above, but now I have the audacity to do all of the above at the same time.  I guess it’s time to live by my own motto, ” There is no try, you either do or you don’t”.  I believe  we all have the ability to do whatever it is we set our minds on, so now I am going to live by my word.  It would be quite foolish of me to know what stands in my way of success and not do it.   For accountability purposes, I will use this blog for consistency because I need to write here everyday.  I believe once I get consistency going in one area, it will help in the other areas.  Joy is always a trickle affect, so I want the joy from this accomplishment to trickle in all other departments.

Cross your fingers and let’s see how I succeed.  I challenge all of you who read this to do what you know it will take to succeed, by your definition, letting nothing stand in your way.

Thank you all for taking this journey with me.

Hello and welcome to my blog.

My blog is dedicated to random thoughts and ideas that pop into my head based on my five senses.  I have a lot of interests, so this blog should pose to be fun and will often times have some humor. While, this post is kind of short, sweet and to the point,  I can not guarantee that the rest will be the same.   I thank anyone, in advance, for sharing my world with me.