I lived all but maybe 2 years of my childhood in a mobile home. My home literally rocked side to side during strong storms and tornadoes. I went years where I had to be careful where I walked in my home because I might have fallen through the floor if I stepped in the wrong spot. The list goes on and on, and even followed me into my adult life. You know what though, I’ve been on a steady upward mission ever since.
I love my parents for everything they did for me and my siblings, but my obligation is to make sure that my family has it exponentially better than I had it, and my obligation is to teach my children to ensure that their kids have it exponentially better than them. This should be all of our missions. I don’t say any of this for shock or the awe factor, I say this because there are others out there who are going through rough lives. We must inspire them to believe
This post is not about your home. Homes are only being used as an example. It’s about your entire life and the mindset you take through life.
If we are born in the upper-middle or in the upper socioeconomic class, we should not take it for granted and feel that we are better than anyone. Just because we have it good from childhood doesn’t mean we’re better than those who were born in poverty or lower class.
I don’t care where you are in life, I DON’T CARE!, if you drop the excuses, if you make the sacrifices, if you stop trying to compete with everyone else and start competing with the you of yesterday, you WILL make it around the bases and to YOUR home plate in due time. Cut out all the desire for instant gratification. It’s going to take time to see the fruits, but you better not quit sowing!
As long as you are putting in work to make it to the next level, they are a success!
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During this holiday season, just as most, I would like to give thanks for all I that I have been blessed with.
First, I give thanks to the Highest and All Mighty for allowing me to live the life that I live, at the capacity which I live it. I thank Him for my strength and intelligence to capitalize on the opportunities that He places before me, I thank Him for all the blessings He has planned for my future and definitely thank him for giving me my positive and optimistic outlook on life.
Second, I want to give thanks for my family which is currently three states away spending the holidays with my wife’s side. I’m thankful for the joy they bring me, the challenges they bring me and the opportunity to work hard at setting up and providing for a positive wonderful future for them.
Third, I give thanks for my parents who directly and indirectly instilled so many values in me that have developed me into who I am and continue to develop me into who I will become.
Lastly, I want to give thanks for all you friends and associates who have been and continue to be supportive and encouraging forces in my life’s endeavors; and at the same time I am thankful for all you negative people who do not believe in my dreams, who doubt my abilities, who do not support me even after you act as if and even saying that you will support me. I thank you for being a source of indirect motivation for me to become more than you could ever imagine.