UGLINESS: "Sometimes the most beautiful people on the outside, are the most ugly on the inside." S-I (Life Lesson #147) TRANSLATION: If You Get Your Thrills, Making Others Feel Bad About Their Appearance It Shows How Unattractive Your Perceive Yourself To Be. When You May Look Good to 1000 People There Maybe 1000 Others Who Think You’re a Goof! You Can Slow Your Roll Friend, You Aren’t THAT Hype!
WAITING: "Sometimes... when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing." ~From the television show Ally McBeal (Life Lesson #146). Translation: Sometimes waiting for the something or someone causes you to overlook the someone or something that may be perfect for you. Don't miss out, The man upstairs gives few chances to make things right! Don’t miss out!
LISTENING:“If A equals success, then the formula is A equals X plus Y and Z, with X being work, Y play, and Z keeping your mouth shut.”-Albert Einstein (Life Lesson #145). TRANSLATION: Ever Wonder Why You Have Two Ears And One Mouth? Its Because You're Supposed To Listen TWICE As Much As You Talk! So All You Need To D...o Is Shut The F*ck Up And Instead Of HEARING What The Person's Saying, LISTEN!
INDIFFERENCE:"If moderation is a fault, then indifference is a crime." -Jack Kerouac (Life Lesson #144). If There's Nothing On Earth That You TRULY And Deeply Care About, Why Are You Here? Find Your Love And Fight For It.
INDIVIDUALITY: “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzsche (Life Lesson # 143)
PRUDENCE: “A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult”- The Bible (Life Lesson # 142). TRANSLATION: Enough People Will Say To Cause Irritation, But If You Stick To Your Path And Filter It Out, You Won't Even Hear Or Care To Listen To The Distraction.
RISKS: "Progress always involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first."
~Frederick B. Wilcox (Life Lesson #141). TRANSLATION: Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained.
COMPLAINING: "I really haven't had that exciting of a life. There
are a lot of things I wish I would have done, instead of just sitting
around and complaining about having a boring life. So I pretty much
like to make it up. I'd rather tell a story about somebody else.” –Kurt Cobain (Life Lesson #140). TRANSLATION: If You Didn’t Attempt To Be Part of The Solution, You Can’t Complain About The Problem! (Life Lesson # 140).
ADVERSITY: "Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records." -William Arthur Ward (Life Lesson #138). TRANSLATION: You Do Not Know Yourself Until You're Backed Into A Corner.
ASSERTIVENESS: "Too many of us fail to fulfill our needs because we say no rather than yes, or perhaps later in life, yes when we should say no." - William Glasser (Life Lesson # 137)
MATURITY: “A mature person is one who is does not think only in absolutes, who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionally, who has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and all things, and who walks humbly and deals charitably” - Eleanor Roosevelt (Life Lesson #136).
ADVICE: "He only profits from praise who values criticism."- Heinrich Heine (Life Lesson #135). TRANSLATION: Hate Isn't The Same As Criticism. Criticism is CONstructive, Hate is DEstructive. Before you ignore the counsel someone gives you, REALLY contemplate the context in which the advice was uttered.
DREAMS: "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have
within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the
stars to change the world."- Harriet Tubman (Life Lesson #134)
LOVE: "You Can't A Tell A Woman You Love Her, Are You Stupid?/ Words Can't Express Your Love You Got to Prove It/" -Papoose, Where You At?( Life Lesson #133) TRANSLATION: If You Really Care...Show Her!
ATTITUDE: “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.” - Charles R. Swindoll (Life Lesson #132)
ART: "Art can't just be a rearview mirror, it should have headlights out there pointing us in the right direction."- Barack Obama (Life Lesson #131)
COURAGE: "What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?"- Vincent van Gogh (Life Lesson #130)
POSITIVITY "The difference between can and cannot are only three letters. Three letters that determine your life's direction." - Remez Sasson (Life Lesson #129)
HONESTY: "Deal honestly and objectively with yourself; intellectual honesty and personal courage are the hallmarks of great character." -Brian Tracey (Life Lesson #128). Just a hypothetical...Don't String Someone Along To Get Something Out Of Them Or Prolongue The Rejection, Just Tell The Person Straight up! Number One Trait In Any Type Of Relationship!
ORGINALTY: "Originality is independence, not rebellion; it is sincerity, not antagonism." -George Henry Lewes (Life Lesson #127). TRANSLATION: Like one of teachers once said don't be a second rate version of a great individual, be a first rate (top notch) version of yourself.
HEARTBREAK: "Wanting her is hard to forget, loving her is hard to regret, losing her is hard to accept,
but even with all the hurt I've felt, letting go is the most painful
yet." - (Life Lesson #126). TRANSLATION: Though It Can Hurt REALLY
Bad...Let Go And Move On...
ACCOMPLISHMENT: “You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don't make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and then do them so well that people can't take their eyes off you.” -Maya Angelou (Life Lesson #125)
COWARDESS: "I'd Rather Die Like A Man, Than Live Like A Coward" - 2Pac (Life Lesson #124). Translation: If You Can't Look Yourself In The Mirror Saying You'd Die For The Cause You're Fighting For, It Probably Isn't For You...
Reciprocity:“To love someone is nothing, to be loved by someone is something, but to be loved by the one you love is everything.”- (Life Lesson #123)
"You are everything you want to be" - S-I (Life Lesson #122)
ACCEPTANCE: “Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections" - (Life Lesson #121)
CLASS: "Any girl showing skin can be 'Sexy', but a woman with class and intelligence is 'Beautiful'." -S-I (Life Lesson #120). TRANSLATION: Appearance Attracts Attention. Personality/Class Keeps It!