BIRTHDAY WISDOM

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To be able to look back upon one’s life in satisfaction, is to live twice.” Kahlil Gibran

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For my birthdays, I always like to reflect on what I have accomplished thus far. I am a big proponent of moving forward, always aiming to go higher and higher. Whether it be personally or professionally, I believe that we are not meant to stay where we started. If you are not moving forward, you are in fact regressing. I don’t really listen to rap music  (I’ll admit, I just don’t) but a couple of years ago, people were raving about Drake’s song “Started from the bottom.” These lyrics resonated with me, because I think that everyone should look back into their life and be able to say: “Started from the bottom, now we’re here!”

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Take inventory of your life. Are you where you wanted to be today? Have you made any progress since your January? Since June? or even since last month? Or are you just talking up a storm of the different projects you want to accomplish, but nothing ever gets done? Are you a TALKER or a DOER? What have you got to show for your accomplishments? I am not just talking financially, but every aspect of your life. Have you started those photography lessons you’ve been talking about or Netflix has taken up all of your time? In order to be successful, you have to make some sacrifices in your life? Are you willing to make those sacrifices and be able to look back 5 (10, 20) years from now and say “Ma, I made it!”

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I believe that it’s something that we should always strive for. However it should not be confused with “unhealthy” ambition, meaning people that would do ANYTHING (and I mean ANYTHING) to achieve a certain level of success in life! There is no need to sacrifice your integrity, to step on people in order to get ahead in life.

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Until next time,

xoxo

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