Just last night, I landed on the moon. Yes I did!, and here I am surfing on the internet, from space!!!. Alright, let's get back to business. I think it's important to live life to the fullest. To forgive yourself of your pasts, and stay optimistic about the future. Above all, don't stop dreaming. After-all, it's free...
In the words of a soon to retire demagogue that served in the army, " Trust your guts always, and you'll be right 97% of the time."
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
So I just realized that I haven’t written in a while. Big deal right? Considering my previous love for writing, day in-day out, reading and looking for ways to entertain my readers. Two years later, my brain is filled with scientific mechanisms of actions and all that stuff. Oh well, I seriously have no idea what to write about today, but I just wanted to leave a piece to my devoted readers.
That being said, I think it is important for you to take care of yourself. What do I mean? Take care of your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual health. You will be surprised how many people are living on earth without a balanced health. In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt, “No one can make you inferior without your consent.” So yes, take care of you!!....Be happy, enjoy life, read, exercise, love yourself, then other people will love you.
In the words of an old woman I once knew, “A word is enough for the wise.”
Saturday, November 22, 2014
So I woke up this morning, free. What that means is subject to your interpretation. It was a feeling of fresh air, new beginnings, new focus, new breath and a new spirit. This is about to be the most random blog I've ever written, lol, but get used to it. You see, there are times when men/women are faced with decisions that overwhelm their spirit, challenges that control their ‘beings,’ and feelings that monitor their progress. But it is all temporary. I’ve come to understand that all my past failures and frustrations were actually laying down the foundation to my current level of wellness. Sometimes you've got to be your own hero, and save yourself. So I tell you one thing, use all of the past frustrations and anger that you have experienced to fuel your mind as you head into your future. You’ll be surprised about how many people out there whom you barely know genuinely want the best for you, while people you know very well are just waiting for you to fail. In the end, what matters is your focus on you, worry less about what other people think.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Just last month, I celebrated my birthday. Woot, woot!! A few days before, I reminisced on life and officially came to the conclusion that life waits for no one. It felt like yesterday when I turned sixteen and graduated from high school. During this thoughtful period, I concluded that I was no longer a kid.
However, I do not know if that explains my longing to be a kid again. Longing to do things that are child-like. A week prior, I went go-karting at an arcade with one of my friends. As I rode on that go-kart, I felt refreshed, worry free and the bliss of childhood was all around. I was reminded by these events that human wants were insatiable. There’s a popular saying that ‘the grass is greener on the other side,’ but be rest assured that the ‘water bill is also greener on the other side’ as well.
I remember the good old days as a teenager, when I told myself I was a man, and forcefully told other people of my manhood. What did I know? I guess I was just a wishful teenager looking for unnecessary responsibilities. Five years later, my childhood friend told me, “LazioM.A.N, I think you can call yourself a man now.” Surprised, I asked why. Her reply, “you seem to have responsibilities that you handle now.” But that doesn't stop the fact that there is this little kid in me, trying to revive the things of the old.
Monday, March 31, 2014
Happy New Year!
About a year ago, a good friend of mine, Sherome (President of I.C.E) asked me to speak at the closing finale of our mentorship program at South Scioto Academy. Truth be told, I didn’t know what to say. I thought of ways of integrating the values we had learned over the past 6 weeks at Scioto, but I couldn’t find any luck. I also thought of searching online for some valuable resources but it resulted to no avail. Finally, I made up my mind to sit quietly and speak from the heart. To share the thoughts of my mind’s eye. So here it goes.
Truth be told, in the contemporary world we live in today, it is extremely difficult to uphold the standards that uphold the “ideal man of I.C.E.” These are standards and ideals which I feel, living them out would label the person as a rebel to our society. However, history has shown that this is doable. We have heard of the likes of great men who lived out these qualities and made significant impact to their world positively. And today, we remember them. One of them is MLK.
A man of I.C.E is a leader. He is merely mediocre, but a great leader who upholds the principles of integrity at all times. A man whose image shines on the world at all times. He is kind to people, but when he is chosen by other people, he stands up like a man should. Even in the midst of his kindness, he remains fearless in his ways. In times of adversity, he stands up with brevity and protects the people he loves.
A man of I.C.E stays true to his word. When he says he will do something, he does it. Why? Because his word is his bond. It’s all he has. He gives no excuses for his failures, but instead admits his faults and finds ways to become a better man.
He is a man if character and proper etiquette. He walks like a god and attracts his goddess. He treats girls and other women around him like princesses. He stays away and doesn’t get caught up with the fast life. Why? Because he realizes that there are many great things out there for him. He is wise, listens to his elders and parents, and follows their instructions. He knows his mother is his best friend, and tells her he loves her every day. He obeys instructions, quick to listen, but slow to judge others. Overall he executes swiftly.
In conclusion, I want you to understand these few things. There will be times in the future where you’ll be left with a decision to make. At that very moment, ask yourself, what will a man of I.C.E do? Always listen to your heart, it never lies. Somehow it already knows what you seek out in doing. Above all, discover the ‘little’ captain in you, and use that to impact the world, and make it a better place for us all.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
So I decided to write today, considering my writing hasn’t been consistent over the past few months. My extremely busy schedule has thwarted me from even thinking about writing. Anyways, back to today’s matter, I wanted to share some of my learned values over the past 5 months with the world, maybe it might be applicable to aspiring physicians or even people in other matters of life. So here it goes:
1. Breathe, then break the heck out of your status quo: I never appreciated this quote more, until I almost lost my mind during the early days of November. Luckily, I survived beyond my expectations.
2 2. I guess Sun Tzu was right when he mentioned, “Never give an enemy no option of escape, because being pushed to the extremes will motivate the enemy to find ways to survive.” I never knew how much strength I had until I was given no option but to fight the work in front of me.
3 3. Repetition. Yes! It’s all about repetition. My friends pursuing the same life’s work in other parts of the world have confirmed the same thing. The more you know, the less you do not know.
4. Trust, but verify
5. 5. Where else would you find an environment with a group of people with an average GPA of 3.7? Yes, never take it for granted. I have learned to humble myself amongst these great minds I see daily, while finding ways to continually learn from their intelligence.
6. 6. To win a war, focus more on strategies, not manpower. Never underestimate the power of effective planning, strategizing and time management.
7. 7. Enjoy the journey, so do something you love every day, or else you’ll lose your mind.
8. 8. It’s the little things that count.
9. 9. Labor omnia vincit
That’s all I have for now with respect to lessons learned. I’m very thankful for wisdom, soccer and ping pong. More than thankful for Whats-app, it has kept me in communication with those I love the most. I think I’ll stop there for today, but I’ll conclude by stealing the words of my cousin, “Stay hungry, stay foolish.” That’s how great minds change the world.
Saturday, September 21, 2013
So I just realized I haven’t blogged in a while…big deal…I’ve been in the dark taking care of business, learning how to best utilize my God-given talent for the betterment of our generation. I must say my new environment is different from the old. Sometimes I ask myself why I got myself into this stress, but you will be surprised that it’s the little things that keep me motivated. For example, the other day, I was in the process of learning this topic about the human body (keeping it simple for the sake of the blog) when I suddenly became frustrated. I had just realized that I went from being a prolific tutor to becoming a student, numbing the business side of my life. In the midst of my venting and anger, I heard the voice of my nephew. That was it. Reminiscing about the little time spent with a semi-descendant palliated my anger, and my day was made.
So why do I write this? You will be surprised how influential the little things in one’s life are. Like my godfather said, the doors to the greatest things on earth are opened by small keys. So take time out to spend with the ones you love, trust me, it’s the pictures and videos of today that eventually become the memories of tomorrow. It’s the little things that keep me sane.
Another motivation stems from the belief that we owe future generations a better tomorrow. Henry Ford is a great example. During his days, he asked people around the community what they needed, and they said faster horses. Funny enough, he was ahead of the game. He created a something that forever changed the world, a car. Bill Gates said, “we were young, but we good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiasm.” The rest is history. I think it is very important as individuals to think of ways to contribute to making the world a better place.
P.S. This is very random but I hope you’re entertained and inspired.