Don’t have stuff just to have stuff…

I like nice things: good food, nice clothes, fast cars, fun tech…you know, stuff.

No one buys stuff to just to have stuff. It’s for experiencing. Moreover, it’s for sharing. I like having nice things not to show off, or just to say I own this or that. Rather, I want to have nice things to share with people I like. That’s the point, isn’t it?

A great Bose Bluetooth speaker is awesome tech, but sharing music with friends is better.

A nice house is great, but sharing a roof with family is better.

An excellent meal is fantastic, but sharing food with someone else is better.

Don’t have stuff just to have stuff….
Have quality stuff so you can share experiences with quality people in your life.

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There is no “Happily Ever After”…

If you think about it, there are no storybook endings.

Once begun, the journey never ends.  Long after the battles are won, the villains defeated and the world is saved, the story continues.  The road and the scenery may change, the characters may change, and even you may change.

No, there is no “happily ever after”, only the next episode, the next arc, the next adversary, the next challenge…

…the next adventure.

Lose to learn to win…

I’ll share my secret with you…

Long ago (really, not that long ago) I used to be a loser. I was that beyond far-from-athletic fat, dorky, awkward, academic kid with thick glasses, no popularity, few friends, and marginally accepted who was just “fair” with no social skills.

Things change.

You can’t know what it means to be a winner until you’ve been a loser.

When asked, “How?”, my answer is simply, “I made a choice.”

Nothing is forever and indeed, you can choose to own your destiny.

People tend to scoff at idealism. There’s nothing wrong with having ideals because if you’re going for the moon, you need to shoot for the stars.

Experience is nothing more than a potent combination of winning and failing. If you never fail, you cannot know success. If you’ve never been a loser, there is no being a winner.

You have to lose if you are ever to learn to win.