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Fear = Dishonor

Fear is a mountain

There are so many things out there that we don’t understand. I for one, could not figure out how to use Google analytics for the life of me. So yesterday I sat down, determined to figure out what in the world I could do to understand all those numbers and abbreviations. And what it added up to was fear…

Let me fill you in on what I mean. After about an hour, I came across something amazing. I found that I had quite a few people going to my site, but I was quickly disappointed when I went followed the links to where they went.

You see, I came across four (4) blogs around the world that were pretty much using this blog for fodder. They would read what I wrote, put my words down and then throw their own spin on it.

The thing is, I’m not upset that when people copy. In fact, I’m honored, the problem is that these people didn’t even approach me. And it’s not really even that, the real issue is why…

You see the reason WHY I write these DAILY blogs is to reach out to people. I want us to discuss issues that affect us all. I am reaching out because I would like to start a conversation about these subjects. It’s not for you to read and then go on about your way.

So lurkers. plagiarists, and all you first time visitors, listen up! I’m not mad, (it takes a lot more than that) but I want you to consider something. The only reason why we dishonor ourselves or anyone else is not because we are bad people set on sucking whatever value possible from whomever. No it’s not because we are bad, but it’s because of fear.

Fear of putting your OWN voice out there.

Of what people will think

That you just might not be good enough

But honestly, broham the longer you project something you’re not the longer you will live in fear. So if you truly want to make a difference in the world with your words and your thoughts, make sure that they are genuinely your own.

 

Jerry “reaching out” Washington

 

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I May Not Have Much…

I unfortunately don’t have much for you today. 🙁 I have been hard at work trying to get this gym ready. I appreciate you checking in, however so I won’t leave you empty-handed…Let’s talk about happiness.

Today I got in my TRX suspension trainers. I was so excited at first I was jumping up and down and yelling about how I wanted to try them out right now! (They’re hanging from my door as we speak) But the thing is that right after I hung them up and did a few exercises, the excitement died down. Like way down.

And that’s what I want you to think about today. All our lives many of us search for the next thing to make you happy, but every time you get it, you’re sadly disappointed that it doesn’t give you the everlasting happiness you thought it would bring.

I don’t about you, but I almost feel worse after I get something that I’ve been chomping at the bit to acquire. Before we part ways today, I want you to consider this. There is a man under a bridge right now that’s happier with less. Of course that’s probably a bit nuanced, but the point’s still valid.

Less is more.

Jerry “…” Washington

 

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You Thought You Knew Too Much

You know, we aren’t so different you and I. We both want to live up to our potential, spread and receive love and most importantly, make some sort of impact on the world.

It’s not always easy however, with a limited perspective. I found that out yesterday while meeting some of my new neighbors.

One of my neighbors is an immigrant that recently moved here from China and had some interesting insight into what he believes makes America so great.

I know you don’t have a ton of time, so I’ll try to make this sociology lesson quick. Chris, or least that’s what he goes by was telling me how China has so much more of a competitive culture than America.

You see, China has over a BILLION people, but they have all their resources gathered in two big cities. Beijing and whatever the other big city in China is…Shanghai, that’s right.

Imagine that would be the equivalent of having everyone in America AND Canada AND Mexico essentially trying to live in New York or San Francisco and everyone in the middle was dirt poor.

I really never knew that about that country and it really gives you an idea of what’s going on out in the real world.

So I’ll leave you with this today. Whether you believe your way is the right way or not, you can never truly understand what it is to live as someone else unless you truly become someone else, which of course is impossible, so your best bet would be to just learn as much as you can from those around you and use their perspective to gain a little more insight into you own life.

 

Jerry “international” Washington

P.S. I encourage you to step outside your comfort zone and do something that you wouldn’t normally do. Whatever it is, it doesn’t have to be crazy just maybe something that makes you challenge the way the you normally do things.