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We want to start where we left off, with you! So…here are five ways for you to live as the best version of yourself. And we mean the very best... By the way, you are welcome!
#1 DO YOUR PASSION...LIVE YOUR PASSION
From personal experience, this is so damn important. I know some of your passions are different than your job. If your job is your passion that...
I have talked with many people and they tell me that they need to get motivated to do things. It sounds something like this: "I need your motivation, Rodney!" or "If I was motivated like you, I would be in shape!" Blah, blah, blah! This is not about motivation. Actually, I can't stand motivation. Screw your motivation! Your little motivation will keep you a step behind and a dollar short.
Motivation is an emotion that comes and goes. Sometimes, I am motivated to train in the gym and other times I am not. Sometimes, I am motivated to speak Spanish to native speakers at 5:00 a.m., other times, I am not. So, what is it then. This is about the commitment of setting the...
Everyday we are grinding to move our goals forward. Yet, in some cases, we get stuck and discouraged! The results are not coming fast enough and we want to quit. Listen, we never quit! We must hang on to the goal and pursue it. In this post, I am going to share three ways to follow-through with your goals. Let's work, people!
Most times, people have these big goals and they seemed overwhelming. On the other hand, why not make mini goals that align with the larger.
For example, rather than focusing on eating healthy foods for one month, it is easier to eat healthy for the next 2 days. Yes, the next 2...never forget...
Listen up, there is no reason you should deal with negativity in your life! We all should try to avoid it as much as possible. It has no benefit and brings our spirit down! So I have three steps to help you get rid of this negative nonsense...let's get started.
Gratitude is lethal against negative thoughts and actions. See, there are polar opposites and once you learn to be grateful, negativity has a hard time getting along with your grateful attitude. To start, say "Thank You". It does not matter if you say it in your head or out loud, we all have things to be thankful for...don't take what you have for granted.
Ron was working with first generation college students in his Upward Bound program, and I was a principal at an urban elementary school. Time and again we were trading stories about our students and the experiences they were having day-in and day-out.
We wanted to create something that the first gen student could pick and read on the spot. Ron and I wanted to talk with them and share our story.
Gritty was not meant to be a book about first generation college students. It is a book for first generation college students. Sure directors, professors, and teachers can read Gritty, but the book was created with the student in mind.
What does it feel like to always be chasing something? The chase!
Running…running…running…striving to beat a personal milestone that I placed on myself…running! My mind is always going! I hear the words in my head, "Rodney, you can do this…you got this…let's get this!"
My greatest curse is my greatest gift! My focus allows me to disregard anyone that does not believe in me and my goals. This can be good and bad, it depends.
At times, I am not worried about friendships, others thoughts of me, or the outside world. I am locked the hell in!
…and I love it!
While I may pass by others on the relationship meter, and the "having fun" meter, it did not miss anything on the...
I have never been the fastest, the smartest, or the strongest. Never! So, growing up, when you are like me, you fight for every second, every grade, and every rep.
Back in the day, in high school, I would stay after school to get extra math help on a regular basis. I would do agility drills to increase my speed, and I would do push-ups at night in hopes of getting stronger.
You know, I am not sure if you can tell, but my gift from God is my work ethic. When I want something, I blackout, lock-in, and focus like hell! I have got to get it!
At 36 years old, I am still this way! It is probably more intense now than my younger years. My gift has allowed me to accomplish...
Do something! Go ahead…get started! Your spirit is telling you to evolve, involve, and revolve around this passion, this gift, this formation. Life is gorgeous when this happens.
I know that it is hard to do, but move at your own pace! You are not in a race with anyone, but you! You do not have to compare yourself to your friends on Snapchat, Facebook and IG.
C'mon, go for it! The feeling we get in our stomach when we know we should do something, you know, it puts us out there a little more than we are comfortable with…but makes us take the next step! It is a high…better than any drug. Take some...
No worries…haters, hate. Complainers, complain. Nitpic...