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Monday Morning Inspiration September 25, 2017

Posted Monday, September 25, 2017, at 1:10 PM

Now I told you there would be challenges and obstacles, and guess what, there an obstacle was. That obstacle was forgetting or should I say to forget to add writing to my daily agenda. As we start our day, certain things that are part of our everyday routine and others that need to be added. The problem is if we don’t make the things that need to be added a priority they don’t get added to the agenda. We forget about the things and continue business as usual. As you and I embark upon this journey of being the best we can be if we don’t stay steadfast and do what needs to be done nothing will change. We will continue doing good and great things, but we will never make it to phenomenal. To do this thing, we have got to be hungry. When I say hungry, I mean starving. When greatness is upon you, you tend to do things differently. You look at all opportunities life presents. You work to create balance in all areas of your life. You don’t sweat the small stuff. You embrace the past, savor the present, and appreciate the future. As Eric Thomas says when you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe then, you will be successful.

What does success look like? Have you even taken the time to visualize success? Better yet, do you know what success is? If you don’t know what success is, you can’t move in the direction of success? Let me paint a picture for you so you can be very clear about success. The following individuals have a full understanding of what success is and what one must do to experience success. They were not afraid of failing, stepped out on faith, believed in themselves, and never gave up. Marva Collins was not pleased with the Chicago Public School system. Instead of talking about the problem she took action and showed the world that if a child has a teacher that is genuinely concerned about their wellbeing and knows how to teach, every student will be successful. Jane Elliot took a stand and decided to teach her third graders about the institution of racism in America. She could have remained silent, but she made a decision to be part of the solution and educated her students on the importance of treating all men and women equal. Our success depends on what action we take. You have the power to make a difference. The question is, are you ready to make a difference?

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