Positive Quote

Today I share with you a positive and inspiration quote from Colin Powell. It is a little long but worth reading. The message is powerful and enlightening.

“The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.
Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity. An
important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative
thinking and negative acting people. As you grow, your associates will
change. Some of your friends will not want you to go on. They will want you
to stay where they are. Friends that don’t help you climb will want you to
crawl. Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream. Those that
don’t increase you will eventually decrease you.

Consider this:
Never receive counsel from unproductive people. Never discuss your problems
with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who
never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how. Not everyone has
a right to speak into your life. You are certain to get the worst of the
bargain when you exchange ideas with the wrong person. Don’t follow anyone
who’s not going anywhere.

With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it. Be careful
where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life. Wise is the
person who fortifies his life with the right friendships. If you run with
wolves, you will learn how to howl. But, if you associate with eagles, you
will learn how to soar to great heights.
“A mirror reflects a man’s face, but what he is really like is shown by the
kind of friends he chooses.”

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you
closely associate – for the good and the bad.

Note: Be not mistaken. This is applicable to family as well as friends.
Yes…do love, appreciate and be thankful for your family, for they will
always be your family no matter what. Just know that they are human first
and though they are family to you, they may be a friend to someone else and
will fit somewhere in the criteria above.
“In Prosperity Our Friends Know Us. In Adversity We Know Our friends.”
“Never make someone a priority when you are only an option for them.”
“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things,you develop the habit in little matters.
Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude..”..” (Colin Powell)

ATTACKS IN GERMANY

 

A teenager armed with an axe and knife attacked about twenty passengers on a train in Germany.  Nineteen people were hospitalized as a result and the attacker was shot dead by police.

Whether we like it or not we are at war. Terrorists are trying to spread fear all across the world. The weak minded are being brainwashed to believe there is something heroic about killing innocent defenseless people.

There is nothing heroic about shedding innocent blood. You do not become a martyr from killing defenseless people. You will not come back from the dead to another life you fools, you are going straight to hell.  You do not die looking like a hero you die looking like a fool!

Orlando Massacre

Once again there is another mass shooting. Once again the country is left in mourning. Once again we say R.I.P to the ones whose lives have been cut short unexpectantly. When will these shootings be taken seriously enough to warrant a ban on the sale of guns like the AR 15 assault rifle. How many more will have to die before enough is enough.

Words of Inspiration

Each day be grateful for life and the chance to do the things that you have not yet accomplished. You may have trials and there may be times times when you might get frustrated but hang in there and persevere. Have faith and do not allow doubts to keep you from fulfilling your dream.