At Some Point…

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At some point in your life, you have to stop asking yourself the question where to begin and simply BEGIN.

At some point in your life, you have to stop asking yourself the question of where to end. When you are successful there is never an ending process, there are only short mental breaks that will prepare you to propel and continue to accelerate your careers, reach your goals, increase your happiness, and life longevity.

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At some point in your life, you have to let go of what has been holding your back in order for you to progress and move forward in life. No one ever wants to continue to be dragged by the coat tail of another individual, be puppeteered, or be held back by a string that they have the power to free themselves or break free from.

At some point in our life, we all have to start to live the life that we want to live without the approval of others.

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We will all face transgressions. We will all be told no more times than we hope, and we will all be put up to the challenge of proving ourselves, mainly when others feel as though we are unprepared. This means staying prepared for the inevitable.

At some point we have to comprehend that there will be naysayers, dream crushers, and negative reinforcers. But what do we do with that? We continue to stride. We continue to move forward, allowing them to live in misery and jealousy; jealous that you have chosen to take on a leadership position even if its being the leader of your own life and accomplishments.

At some point in your life you have to know when you have met these goals, as you are the only person that is in control of your destiny and exceeding the measurable goals will only lead you to second guess yourself. Knowing when your goals are met will allow you to move forward, thus setting additional goals that will only attribute to you becoming a better you.

At some point in your life you have to set measurable and achievable goals.

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At some point in your life, you have to develop and altruistic attitude. This meaning, giving and not expecting anything in return. We often find ourselves having more than most others, those who cannot cope, those who have lost their job, those who are not afforded the same opportunities as we are. At some point we have to pay it forward in our successes but not in ways that will cause financial detriment but those that will result in someone not having to worry about where their meal is coming from the next day. How they are going to keep their lights on for the next month or how they are going to keep a roof over their head, at least for the next month. You must also take into account that you owe no one anything and your success is the bedrock of you overcoming hurdles and busting down brick walls barehanded, without ammunition or weaponry to get to where you are today.

At some point you have to put yourself in a position to pay it forward academically and professionally. We find ourselves to have gained a plethora of knowledge and professional experiences, when are we going to start teaching others? When are we going to start teaching others the skills of the trade that would allow them to accelerate professionally and academically? Most people do not know where to turn. Most people don’t know which questions to ask and often find themselves stuck. Most importantly, most people find themselves stuck because they are still in shock and awe by the overwhelming amount of No’s that they have received in a lifetime and no one has told them yes. What people don’t realize is that it is not about you being told yes, especially by someone who is jealous of you, who is racially biased, and who fail to recognize your potential irrespective to professional or academic experiences.

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At some point YOU have to find your place and life and not allow others to put you in a position, but you take the position that your feel that you deserve. You are no one’s puppet. You are not one’s slave. You are no one’s trophy or token. You are who you are, and you are who you say you are. Let no one put words in your mouth to tell you what you should and should not say. Speak freely. Let your voice be heard. Stop whispering and start shouting. Be a good troublemaker. Be THE troublemaker. Let others know that at some point that change is needed, and change is necessary. That change can start with you if you allow it. That change can start NOW.

Respectfully…

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