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There are no high-rise corporations erected here. No new patents are being filed, no risks wagered. Not a single life-changing speech nor future bestseller is being written in the graveyard. It is written, “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work or device or knowledge or wisdom in the grave where you are going.” Make reservations for your destiny and check in-you might as well because even if you’re a no-show, your life’s Visa is being charged anyway.

Like it or not, life’s adversities, unfairness, trials, and tribulations will only debit your account. What you did with each day-the opportunities seized or how fast you acted to recover when you lost; what you stood for, and who you mentored is what credits your legacy.

Just because we were born naked, helpless, and ignorant doesn’t mean we have to depart that way. Leave nothing in reserve-the only thing you can take with you is regrets.

A Failure’s Birthday

Posted: July 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Today, I have made it 38 years; it is also the day I give birth to a future that I have total control over. The only thing that is certain is my past; my future waits to be written. Circumstances are tests of character, experiments of perseverance- in the last 38 years I have failed many of them miserably, but I never lost. Loser’s quit-they give up and begin blaming everything and everyone for why they are the way they are. Failure’s find out what didn’t work and realize they are that much closer to a breakthrough; thank God I am a failure.  I have survived 38 years; I will begin living the rest of the ones I am blessed to be able to attend. Today marks my day of birth, but more importantly, today marks the beginning of something big; I am still here and my job is not yet finished. Hell, everyday I resolve to have a birthday, what’s fun about a past day?