Thursday, July 22, 2010

Lessons Learned.

Just another lesson learned. We all have heard this at one point or another in our lives. How many of us have really learned anything in these "Lessons” when we repeat the same behavior again and again. What is the point, if we don’t grasp the lesson at hand? Find ourselves seemingly back where we started, or having taken steps back. Does anyone really bother to pay attention to the lessons learned, or is it just something we say to ourselves in order to feel better, as if we have actually learned something and moved on?

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Loyalty, Trust, Honor.

I see and hear a lot of people discussing these three words a lot lately. I have to wonder if they honestly understand what they're talking about, when I hear some of the things they say.

Loyalty means that, even if you disagree with your friend, you will back them up. This isn’t selective. This isn’t only when you agree, but all the time. Yes, they may be wrong, that can, and will be addressed later.

Trust means that, you can count on someone to do or react in a certain way. This also isint selective, kind of iron clad, they will or thy wont.

Honor means that, you or they will act in your or their best interest. Not at your or their expense, but to the interest to what is right.

When you yourself, fail to understand what Loyalty, Trust and Honor are, you not only fail yourself, you fail your family and friends. You become, or are, someone that no one can count on, for good reason. We have all been victim of disloyalty, lack of trust, and dishonorable people. Some of us actually chose to remove those persons from our lives. In some cases, WE are the ones whom are viewed as the disloyal, untrustworthy, or dishonorable. This may or may not be true, something else that depends on your perspective. Sometimes, it depends on this perspective, as to what we believe, about ourselves, and about others. Whom have you judged, or determined to be disloyal, untrustworthy, and dishonorable, that you paid the price for?

Who has paid the price for you?

Friday, July 2, 2010


Should, interestingly small word, with huge implications. We tell ourselves, we should be working here or working there. We tell ourselves, we should be making more money. We tell others, we should or they should do this, or that. There are really only a few places this word is relevant. If you have an engagement, then, yes, you should be on time. (Interesting Irony: That coming out of my mouth) If you’re hungry, yes again, you should eat. Beyond these few examples, what is the real purpose of this word? If you should make more money, then find a way to. If you should be living differently, then do so. Make the choice, rather then the open "I Should ...” Think about the word, and the implications of it. It's ultimately limiting, because if you "Should" then you can, unless you to lazy to look at the "Should's" in your life, and either make them go away, or do them.