You are smart and fierce. People say that you speak so well. You have the drive and determination to get you anywhere you want to go. Yet, it just is not happening. For some reason it just is not happening. Have you ever heard the phrase “Get out of your own way”? What exactly does that mean? Here is one way to look at it. If you keep doing the same thing the same way, then you will keep getting the same results. You have to first, take time and learn what it is you are doing now. Research what has been done in the past, the survey what can be done in the future. All of the results combined will yield you a well thought out plan of action that you can implement. Remember, success happen by choice not chance…Choose to Win!
Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. You can ask a dozen people what friendship means to them and you will get clear cut, a dozen different answers and it starts with defining what a friend is. Some might say a friend is there through thick and thin. That regardless they are like family. Someone else might say a friend is someone who accepts you matter what. While another may say a friend is someone that treats you better than you treat them.
Friendship simply put, is the relationship between friends. That relationship is dependent on the way two people treat each other through the good times and the bad times. To have a quality friendship you must know that it starts with you. You must make a decision to treat the other person right. To be someone who accepts without judgment; who gives tough love when needed; but more importantly who above all else stands by that golden rule of do unto others as you would have them do until you.
With all that said, we certainly do not live in a perfect society or even a perfect world. Therefore learning the meaning of friendship will change and become more meaningful the older you get. For with age comes more experience, and with those experiences come the lesson that guide us and teach up what friendship really means. Remember success happen by choice not chance…Choose to Win.
~Lisa Nicole Cloud
I think complacent is an attitude. When you become satisfied with where you are, what you are and what you do, it’s because you have chosen to stop expanding yourself. No matter how much you have, how far you get, or how high up you go, the moment you decide it’s enough, is the moment when you become complacent. Once you have become complacent, you start to die slowly. People who have no goals and no far horizon to strive for more therefore die inwardly. This is the worst kind of death. It may not happen right away and it certainly is not noticeable. It’s just like weight gain. Most people gain weight slowly one pound here, two pounds there and then look up one day and wonder how after 10 years they got to be overweight. It doesn’t always happen quickly. It’s that slow weight gain that sneaks up on you and causes you trouble. It’s the same with complacency. Once you have it, your death is slow and one day you look up and you lost everything you had because you didn’t strive to be better, do better, or even have better. It is when you basically say, “I’m done.” I’m sure you may know some people like this. Complacency break you down. It will do that to you. Don’t become complacent. Always keep striving for something more. Always keep a creating. Always keep moving. Always do that which will make you better. Success happens by choice not chance…Choose to Win!!!
~Lisa Nicole Cloud
There are four different kinds of personalities. Understand that everyone does not have to be like you to be successful. Everybody that is different from you can complement you and add value not just to you but to your life. Begin to appreciate different people and different personalities. We are not here to compete with one another but to complete each other. There is not one personality that can get anyone to the top. But it is a combination of many people, ideas, thoughts, experiences and yes personalities that blend together to complete us as individuals and yields us the success we are all looking for. A brief definition would be that personality is made up of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings and behaviors that make a person unique. Your personality traits are your actions, attitudes and behaviors that make you who you are. Be open to people because they can provide you with the one thing that’s been missing that propels who to that next level.
~Lisa Nicole Cloud
Everybody has a testimonial on frustration. Life is difficult. Life is frustration. What separate those that are successful from those that are not is they do not allow their frustration to handicap them. I am reminded of what my Grandmother would say. She would say, “Baby this storm too shall pass”. Frustration happens to us all. The difference is of course how we handle it and what we do to get through it. Frustration, it seems, can arrive from unmet expectations. You must first look at your expectations and ensure they are within reach and realistic. Often times I hear people say I am going to reach the top of the compensation plan in 30 days. I am not saying that it cannot be done. It is just not realistic. When setting your goals, they must be realistic. This is one way to bypass frustration all together. Acceptance of the way things are especially those things which you cannot change is another way to handle frustration. Although life throws us curve balls and puts us on a detour, just stop, look, listen, and even ask for help if needed; but accept the curve ball. Accept the challenge and then work through it and move past it. Success Happens By Choice Not Chance…Choose to Win!
~Lisa Nicole Cloud