“Excuses are tools for the weak and incompetent used to build monuments of nothingness. Those who excel in it seldom excel in anything else but excuses”. That’s right folks, I am here to talk about excuses, but I am not talking about politicians and celebrities today, I am actually doing a little self-reflection. I am participating in another blog post link-up (click here for … Continue reading Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough
“Ask no questions, and you will get no lies”- Charles Dickens Today is the anniversary of the launch of my blog. This time last year, I published my first post here on Missing Perspective. And the rest is history. I am so thankful for my faithful readers, commentators, and sharers of my work. Without you this wouldn’t be as interesting, engaging or fun! As I … Continue reading Great Expectations (The Anniversary Edition)
I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. – Hermann Hesse In our world, we like to validate ____ (fill in the blank) anything by how many likes, shares, or re-tweets something gets. We like to validate certain causes, initiatives, or businesses based on … Continue reading Value the Unknown (The Monday Fits)
For me, the hardest part of watching the movie Selma was the first five minutes. It is the scene when the young girls, doing what young girls do in church, were blown up. I have thought of this scene multiple times prior to seeing the movie and just the thought of this scene was chilling, but Ava DuVernay captured it even more poignantly in the … Continue reading Since the Day I Was Born ….
“First rule of Fight Club is — you do not talk about Fight Club.” I have kind of been on a motivational and inspirational kick lately on Missing / Perspective. Sometimes inspirational topics come from a place of frustration or an obstacle that I’ve experienced and want to share my story. But if I was honest with myself, that’s not the real reason. #truthmoment The TRUTH … Continue reading Let’s Talk about Fight Club (and break all the rules)
“…The Millennial generation is accustomed to having questions answered quickly, acting on that knowledge immediately and receiving feedback on demand…” (source) “..The demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives… The need for instant gratification is not new, but our expectation of ‘instant’ has become faster, and as a result, our patience is thinner..” (source) “What’s really driving this is the … Continue reading So What If I Want “IT” NOW… Life is STILL a Marathon (The Monday Fits)
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney I decided to do a blog post link-up this week (click here for more details). Ironically, the topic of the link up fits fairly well into this week’s “The Monday Fits” where I wrote about selling your personal brand to yourself, before you can … Continue reading Turning the Corner… Fearlessly!
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather to become a man of value”. The quote is often attributed to Albert Einstein. Either way, it is one of my favorite quotes for multiple reasons. This particular quote has resonated with me since I was in high school when my mother was trying to instill in me the importance of a moral code and … Continue reading Your Personal Brand Matters…. But Do You Believe You? (The Monday Fits)
“I say there is no darkness but ignorance.” William Shakespeare It’s been a while since I’ve been actually upset for a Monday Fit, but I am today and I have been fuming for quite a bit. I posted only a quote from Ms. Virginia Woolf last week, because I hadn’t quite formed my thoughts into my brain, because all I could see was red. One … Continue reading How Ignorant is Your Bliss (The Monday Fits)
“Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose, or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.” ― Graham Greene, Ways of Escape I write often about what’s going in the larger society in our communities, whether it’s politics, feminism, the economy, race or a … Continue reading This One is For the Home Team: Tuskegee