Monday, October 19, 2015

Life is like a bicycle. In order to keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein.


Life is like a bicycle. In order to keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein. This is a statement that has stood the test of time. Achieving your goals and becoming more successful depends on you moving forward through ups and downs of life. Three ‘mantras’ help me move successfully through life:  (1) March 4th; (2) Energy is neither created nor destroyed; and (3) Be real with yourself.
March 4th :  Les Brown mentions in his speeches about a lot of his friends dying on March 4th. He suggests this is a way for his friends and family members to encourage us to March forward in life. Through the seemingly adverse times in life, it is essential to keep moving forward. Keeping thine eyes set on the positives and advantages of life gives your ability to capitalize on life’s opportunities.
Energy is neither created nor destroyed. Maintaining your energy, i.e. emotions is imperative when maintaining your balance. One way to maintain your energy is to keep focus on your dreams. By focusing on your dreams, it allows you to become unwavering in regards to your emotions. Whenever someone gets emotionally, it is usually due to not knowing the end results. Your dreams is the end result.
Be real with yourself. Sean Combs stated at Howard University’s graduation ceremony that whenever you get knocked down, a person needs to be real with themselves. What is it going to take for you to move to the next level? I do this on a constant basis. This helps me achieve my goals, especially at times when I think life is unfair.
All in all, these ‘mantras’ helps me to stay the course of success and goal achievement:  (1) March 4th; (2) Energy is neither created nor destroyed; and (3) Be real with yourself. The success I have achieved thus far has been partially due to me to continue to move forward. There is no stopping point in life outside of death. So as long as you are doing what you love to do, retirement is not necessary.
 
Ronnie O. Rice, Ph.D.

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