Friday, December 28, 2007
A long time ago, my mom gave me 2 books. One was called the "Bible Promises" and we'll get to that in a future post. The other is called "The Little Book Of Confidence", written by Susan Jeffers. And it is literally a 'little' book. It fits inside of your hand. And in this book, it gives small words of encouragement to affirm your self confidence and self worth. What's interesting, is the fact that we all have the ability to shape how we are viewed. Just by believing in ourselves. I suggest you go out and get it. You can read it within 10 minutes probably.
Now, some people say confidence, I say swagger. Really, it's one in the same. But if you doubt yourself, others will doubt you. If you don't think you're capable or qualified, you better believe nobody else will. So it starts within.
So I challenge you to set a small goal. Doesn't matter what, but just set a goal for something and then do it. Go out and make it happen. Once you realize that you can do it with smaller things, you will eventually start to see that you can do it with all things. And then, you find that balance of preparation and readiness and when your opportunity comes, you'll be not only ready, but expectant.
"Behind me is infinate power.
Before me is endless possibility.
Around me is boundless opportunity.
Why should I fear?"
"Having money's not everything,
-not having it is"
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I have no clue where this year went! It flew by so fast, as do most years I suppose. And even though I got a LOT accomplished in the year 07, I feel like it was gone in a blur. But I took the time to sit down, and write out all the things I was thankful for and all the things I accomplished in the year, and I had to sit and smile and thank God. He has brought me so far in so little time.
This is a marathon, not a sprint. And I've noticed that I've been planting seeds constantly since I've moved to Los Angeles. Constantly finding new talents and ways to make it in this industry. Constantly growing as a person and as a man. Sometimes, I feel like a seasoned veteran. A man who knows exactly what he wants out of life. A man who doesn't understand the words 'failure' or 'cant'. A man who has it all planned out. And then other times, I'm like a kid in a candy store. A kid who doesn't want to have it all figured out. A kid who wants to just go with the flow and see where this 'thing' takes me. A kid who smiles at the most random things.
I like those guys. Then there's the 'it ain't never enough' guy. He's the guy who comes out and demands deadlines and tells you that you aren't nearly as successful as you should be. Work harder! Grind harder! He takes the other two and kidnaps them and comes out to take control. He's the guy who gets stuff done, but can't even enjoy it, because he's on to the next thing. He doesn't come out often. I try to keep him busy. He's never full. So the more I stay busy, the more he's satisfied. I don't think he'll ever truly get full, but I can keep him satisfied.
But, 07 is almost gone and 08 is about to rise over the hill in a few weeks. I don't do new years resolutions or anything. But I do map out a plan for the year. Goals I want to meet. Things I want to accomplish etc. It's a good feeling. And, I wrote a blog last year (Let's Get It http://jlee25.blogspot.com/2007/01/lets-get-it.html) Go read that. What's funny, is that everything I wrote in that blog, came true. I looked at my list and I had to smile to myself.
So continue to grind it out and make your dreams happen but take them day by day and be thankful along the way. Nobody can rob you of your dreams faster than you can. Trust me. Go make your list. Holla!
"If you are what you say you are
then have no fear
the camera's here, and the lights are on
and they want a show!"