Find something you love and give your whole life to it. Don’t settle for anything less. Be exceptional! Tune out the haters, control your thoughts and go get what you deserve.
Recently I did a poll on @instagram (btw FOLLOW ME: @brandonperritte) asking what I should write about weekly. Thank you for all the great responses. I have enough content now for a while. Unfortunately, I already missed a week so “weekly” is out the window. I’m going to do better. This is the very reason why I am writing this post today. For whatever reason I put a ton of pressure on myself in writing these “blogs” “my random musings”. I want them to be perfect. The funny thing is I wouldn’t consider myself to be a perfectionist (some may disagree, they are entitled to their own opinions.) I just don’t really enjoy writing, my grammar isn’t the best and I write like I talk. GANGSTER!!! Don’t get me wrong, when I do write I want it to be worth reading, excellent, inspiring, challenging at times, motivational always. These are the things I love, these are the things I read, this is what I know is in me and people need. There were so many great responses / options for me to chose from but before I start getting in to all of them I wanted to encourage someone with this quote I read today kind of ties in perfectly with my frustration in my own writing.
“A GOOD PLAN EXECUTED TODAY IS BETTER THAN A PERFECT PLAN EXECUTED AT SOME INDEFINITE POINT IN THE FUTURE”
The pressure of perfect. The pressure of people’s opinions. These are the KILLERS OF CREATIVITY. The main cause of procrastination which is the first sign of quitting. STOP PUTTING OFF.
10 Musings to help you do what you know you should do BUT YOU DON’T
- Stop worrying about what other people think or might say.
- Start caring about yourself and you future enjoyment and pleasure.
- Stop allowing something you aren’t THE BEST at keep you from being BETTER DAILY.
- Think highly of YOURSELF.
- Focus more on what you DO have to offer not what you DON’T have to offer.
- Understand everyone’s taste is different. Decide your flavor and GO.
- Take the first step. Just don’t stop after it.
- Push through the limitations.
- Force yourself to DO IT even when you DON’T WANT TOO.
- Wear NIKE – it just helps. (Just Do It)
Now go after it. Go get what you want. Grab what you deserve. Don’t allow anyone or anything to keep you from the very thing that gives you purpose.
Gotcha! I had a feeling you would peep this. Before you slaughter me with absurd comments, biblical rhetoric and a “see I knew it” attitude, let me explain.
There is no one like you. You are a gift. You are a unique creation with limitless possibilities. People need you. The real you. The one you were created to be. Not the person we pretend to be.
We pretend because we feel pressure to impress. We want to be liked. We have a desire to be loved, heard, known, understood, appreciated, valued, the list goes on and on. Although these feelings are valid they will cause you to chase approval. While chasing you lose you, the real you.
NEVER APOLOGIZE for being YOU.
Work on you, be a better you, grow you, invest in you. Don’t deny yourself from a better you trying to be what people want you to be. Recognize your strengths and work within them. Understand your weakness and train it to be stronger. Be humble enough to recognize areas of growth.
NEVER APOLOGIZE for being YOU.
You have 2 choices really:
- Be Impressive
- Be Authentic
“Authenticity is actually more impressive than an impressive fake you.”
What really matters at the end of the day is when you lay your head to rest completing the days end. No one else is around. When it’s just you and the pillow and the thoughts in your head. Were you the best you? If that answer is yes, JOB WELL DONE.
Friendship has been on my mind lately. Here are 5 quick thoughts I have on how to be a good friend.
1. Forfeit your right to be right.
2. Loyalty isn’t predicated on agreement.
3. Never beg someone to be around you. If they don’t want to be in your life, it’s their loss not yours.
4. Be the friend you wish you had, even when it’s not reciprocated.
5. Be YOU.
Life is a journey. A journey worth living, exploring, and enjoying. Every journey has seasons. Some good season some bad seasons. It’s all a part of the journey. I was once advised that you never enter a new season of life until you have learned all that you need for the next season. Every season builds upon the next.
Lately it seems people are trying to escape seasons not recognizing seasons mature and grow. Nothing worse than stunted growth. I can remember when someone once told me coffee would stunt my growth. It may have considering I’m 5’11 since I was 17. Either way it was delicious. The point is, what hyper kid needs to drink coffee when he’s 7? It’s not like I needed any energy. So what was it? It was out of my season. Is coffe useful? Yes, in its season. I wanted to seem older, bigger, smarter as if drinking coffee would help me. Have you ever tried to plant something in the wrong season? It won’t work. Why, because seasons matter. In your life’s journey there will be excitement and fulfillment, boredom and routine and even the occasional train wreck. But when you have a dream that is bigger than you personally, that truly embodies all you are and that it will uplift others then you will always have a reason to keep going in your season.
So how do you enjoy the journey? By understanding seasons. By being present in the moment while knowing the decisions you make are directing you to your future. By submerging into peoples lives, the good and the bad. To give until the stretch is a sacrifice. Find the things in life that pulls you out of your comfort zone to love, be brave, risk and serve.
Everywhere we go things get better