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Execute is a big word when carrying out a maneuver, or a plan has been accomplished.

The successful execution of a plan can fill a lot of voids, but the word execute is also attached to some deadly consequences oftentimes leading to punishment for a crime so serious it’s commonly referred to as the Death Sentence.

Well, am not talking about that execution, am talking about the other ones, the ones concerning putting into place a real plan that is ready to execute (start); an order, or course of action. 

Take note; there are plans out there that should never make it outside of some people’s head or their imaginative off the rail outlook on things that are not normal, (mental frailty, devilish practices, etc…) some things need to stay in check.

Ideals are easy to come by and most of us have an abundance of them; the thing is, execution is the only way to complete any plan, including the ones we didn’t plan; I was sitting in a school auditorium when a lady fell dead out of her seat, now I am sure she had not planned that since it was her granddaughter’s graduation.

We just never know, even when planning our death, put a plan in place just in case you don’t get to have the last say.  Now, that’s something to think about, this is too, It’s the execution of any plan that matters, never the idea.

An old Japanese Proverb tells us Vision without execution is a daydream, and execution without vision is a nightmare; take singers for instance, they know a really Great talent has the ability to execute the music, just like team members understand “Great execution, that’s what you have to do when you’re playing Great teams”.

Leaders know when on a job site it obligates them to execute the company’s business by any means necessary; do it themselves, hire more help, etc…or risk losing the job; Here lies the problem; ideas are plentiful, but the actual execution of these ideas are far and in-between. 

I am guilty several times over; I have had ideas that I discussed with others, and sought after those who could help with my plan; help with something I couldn’t do, draw the blueprint, build a prototype, but…

I lost my chance to hit the jackpot all because of Failure to Execute. 

It’s simple, I didn’t put in the work, and I paid a price.  Twenty-some years later I would see an idea I had on AS SEEN ON TV… All because I did not execute my plan.  I thought I needed a partner when the idea was enough.

I think most of us have lost out on something worthwhile that is directly related to slothful behavior (lazy).  My normal reaction when laziness was the main cause of my downfalls was to try to clean it up by saying it wasn’t my turn, but not this time, it was all me.

The sad thing is my project didn’t require electronics, electrical power, etc.; it’s a game that would have fit in then just like it does now.

We need to understand failure is not a death sentence, failure is not about insecurities (afraid to, no knowledge of, etc.), it’s about The Law of the Land, and that is for us to fall down in order to learn how to get up; and…

Stop saying it’s complicated when you fail to executeFailures are all about I bet I don’t do that again; It’s a learning process to teach us how to plan the execution of our plan, then executes the plan. 

Effective execution of a plan is what counts not mere planning on paper; it is not what we put on our plate or even what we eat that provides nourishment and growth, it’s what we digest.

Careful now, don’t become over-confident and neglect to fact check every aspect of your work (leadership); However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.  Sir Winston Churchill.

And it’s always a good idea to learn the language of your task or goals; the particulars about the item, how does it work, what’s it made of, etc.?

And just so you know, Bad communication is a disconnect between strategy and execution.

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Hate and Fear are two of the Three Musketeers of Misery; the other is Jealousy, these action words are not your friend, and they are not to be entertained at any cost.  Once caught in their ugly snare of dismal living, your life can go to the Dark-side where it may waddle for years, eliminating the possibility of attaining Peace if you are unforgiving and revengeful.

Hate, and Fear bind together circling our emotions with nothing short of loathing.  Hatred is never anything but fear-if you feared no one, you would hate no one.  Hugh Downs.

Hate and Fear hinder the peace of mind, you’re just mentally suffering all the time, coupled with being in a constant state of delusions.  The thing is, it’s your choice, your attitude, your life.  Make the right decision no matter how many armies are braced against you or wattle in the Land of the Lost.

I know that may sound hard to do and it is, but look at it this way.  If you claim you were born to be miserable all your life at least pick your own battles.  I can drag myself to Hell with my own ideas let alone yours.  If we don’t fight for ourselves there is no coming back, but nothing is set in concrete when it comes to this world, and things can change in a blink of an eye.

I know how suddenly we can leave this earth.  I was attending an event held in a school auditorium when the woman seated in front of me fell dead out of her seat.  I didn’t believe for one minute she was expecting that, but it does go to show we are not in control.  

Fear is the path to the dark side, so focus; it determines your reality, and be extra careful because every person or thing we deal with may not be what it seems.   

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.  1st John 4:1 KJV

Did you know if we were not fearful we wouldn’t have demons, the Lord himself told us he did not give us a spirit of fear?  Read it for yourself: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7  KJV

It seems as if we all have demons we just need to live above them, the way I understand it is there are ghosts that are demons pretending to be Dead People.

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against the rules of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Ephesians 6:12 KJV

Just so you know, Fear creates anger and anger is the beginning of hate and hate leads to our downfall, but have you ever noticed when we fall in love there is no fear or hatred in the mix?  Anyway, it’s ignorance that breeds hatred and fear, not love.

For me, Peace is a personal joy between me and God.  Now don’t get me wrong I love all the earthly things that are peaceful too.  But, sometimes we can find ourselves in some strange situations that are not so peaceful, wondering How the Hell did I get here?  Well, you could have been voted in, acquire the position from a long line of…, or placed in some unique role because you happen to be there, or you did it to yourself, trapped.  You get my point.

In order to achieve our destiny coupled with most of our wishes, which mostly comprises of having a long life, paired with happiness that’s intertwined with love, and of course, some semblance of peace.  But, in order to gain that small measure of joy and all the perks that come with it, first we must recognize, we may be getting in our own way.

Just so you know, Peace is a way of life that doesn’t work well with hate, fear, or jealousy including things I cannot name.

Who are we trying to fool other than ourselves?  Most know they are the #1 killer of their own peace, and it’s all determined by how we take care of our mental, physical and Spiritual selves.  Did you know even the simplest of things without peace can be incredibly hard?

We can make life easier on ourselves by slamming the door on hate and fear; this allows for Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.  Psalm 122:7

FYI: Peace comes from within do not seek it without, while keeping in mind that ignorance is a natural menace to peace.  But, more importantly, Peace is not meant to be in a place where there is no trouble, noise, or hard work.  It’s meant to be in the midst of these things while still remaining calm in your heart.  

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Posted by on April 14, 2019 in Something To Think About



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Just so you know; Comedy is often the sarcastic realization of inescapable tragedy.   Bryant H. McGill

It’s a good thing most of us have some type of silliness in our lives, even in dire circumstances we have to laugh as well as cry.

Considering all the drama; greed, lust, and power, coupled with vanity, it seems as if we are in desperate need of humor to sooth our sanity since we seem to be in a constant state of War.

I agree, War is Hell, but the faithful, including me, still believe The sun will come out tomorrow.  

I know it’s tough to believe we can find humor in war; but often we will repeat a funny story about a fallen soldier, etc… and we live with the reality that Life is a dream for the wise, a game for the fool, a comedy for the rich, a tragedy for the poor.  Sholom Aleichem

It’s not like we don’t know so, we put one foot in front of the other, hope for the best, and move on.  In other words, whatever the problem the world will not stop for us to adjust; so we just laugh a little then cry a bit, but when it all comes to the Art of War, Only the dead has found peace. 

Now, we know not all fights are physical, and not all fights lead to war, and we know some take more than one battle before they can be won, so I pick my battles with great consideration and determination.

The thing is, most times when I declare War, my main enemies are not other people, it’s Time and Patience; Those two powerful words once reigned over me until I had to find a way to win.

There is power in desperation, especially when used properly.

I found peace because I mastered patience, and that’s what allowed joy to enter my life with enough time to find some semblance of order paired with a smile on my face.

FYI: I Believe we have to keep moving because everything is a process and everything has a purpose.  I believe Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.  Lyndon B. Johnson

I’ve noticed a mental pattern stemming from the strongest when they fight for life in its fullest.  Mahatma Gandhi tells winners how to understand the enemy.  He explains, First, they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.  Mahatma Gandhi

I also believe War, Peace, and Comedy is a mixed bag of what’s next and all three have their purpose.

The purpose of war is peace, and just so you know, Peace is the virtue of civilization. War is its crime.  Victor Hugo

The purpose of comedy is simple, it’s there to make us laugh, and it’s one of those things that bind us together as a family; a great sense of humor.  Did you know humor is one of the mankind greatest blessings?

It takes all three (War, Peace, and Comedy) to make us who we are; well-rounded and born to win, but to be a winner we must plan, prepare, and expect to win.  Even the Bible tells us Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run that ye may obtain.  Corinthians 9:24

Just so you know, War, Peace, and Comedy are saturated in emotions, for me, it’s all about the purpose of life; to feel and see things.  You know, the part where we live, taste and experience life while enjoying all it has to offer to the utmost, even when there is a great disturbance.

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Facts are facts and will not disappear on account of your likes.  Jawaharlal Nehru

Cold Hard Facts: A truth, accomplished fact, certainty, done deal, done deed, fact of life, grim reality, plain old fact, irreversible facts, irreversible truth, reality fact, self-evident fact, and undeniable facts, just to name a few…

Oh, don’t forget the fun facts or the stubborn I don’t believe you, facts?  

As a matter of fact, some of us are factless, leaving little room for any facts but the distorted ones, coupled with the facts that accompany everyday facts; not just our version of what the truth is.

I think when it comes to facts, its best to bone up on them before any decision is made in order to educate oneself.

It’s simple, if we try to distort facts, heard of or not, agreed or disagreed, we will soon discover facts are many, but when it comes to the truth there is only one, and it will strut like a Peacock, ruining your moment if mistreated.

Did you know a person with Big Dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts?  And did you know knowledge comes but does not always linger?  

The fact is, some lessons just go in one ear and right out the other, especially when dreamers can’t visualize a fact that has presented its self as so.  Self-doubt is a dream killer and a proven fact of too little or no faith when it comes to desired goals.

Facts are facts, and still to this day one of the worst Cold Hearted Fact is Prejudice is a great time saver, you can just sit there and form opinions without having one fact.  Perhaps one of the reasons some don’t need facts because they already know everything. 

The fact is the ones who know everything will find themselves losers and wondering why.  If that’s the case so much for knowing everything.

I am not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings but, Intelligent people tend to talk about the facts, with little or no gossip and are willing and eager to learn something new and of value, while others can’t handle the Facts, and at times the paranoia’s of just having all the facts can prove to be too much.

The fact is, Life is not all about how we see things, it’s also about how we fear things.  Did you know the truth about fear is having the inability to face what is real?  Yep, that’s a fact too?

Most times we have to do some serious fact checking especially when it comes to things that may cause some type of reaction such as crying... I found crying is not a sign of weakness.  The fact is ever since birth it has been a sign of life to a world of pain.

And, just so you know when it comes to some other Cold Hearted Facts, The aim of education is the knowledge, not the facts, but of value?  William S. Burroughs

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Try not to become a man of success, rather try to become a man of value.  Albert Einstein

I would rather meet my fate anywhere except someplace only a fool would tread, simply because I believe fools have a deep distrust for the truth, paired with a healthy respect for nurturing beliefs that aren’t true. 

Fools make bad decisions like most of us, the difference is, they stick to knowing they are wrong.

Men may deny we conquered space, but only a fool would deny there is a Sun, a Moon, and the Truth; although fools will try to skirt around some of these well-received facts, the part about denying the truth is alarming simply because A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting its shoes on.  Charles Spurgeon

I would rather figure out my own Motivations, Inspirations, and Goals, before I buy into another ‘s vision, dreams, or schemes all based on what I know to be fact.

What I want to know is why do we accept the ideas and ways of others long before our own? 

I say show me the facts and sensibility of whatever it is, then we may talk.  As a matter of fact, I would rather shoot myself in the foot and not feel the pain half as bad as I would if I allowed a fool to do it.

I would rather make the decision to try, knowing I may fail, at least I did more than just complain or give up.  The truth is I would rather learn my lessons the first time than repeat the same mistakes over and over, like most of us do, coupled with some still don’t believe fat meat is greasy.

When it comes to me I would rather keep a budget than not, although am not really good at it, what I do know is… A budget tells us what we can’t afford, the thing is it doesn’t stop us from buying that thing, and just so you know, the Stock Market is selling stock, not advice. 

Simply put, we make bad decisions mainly because of a lack of forethought, preparation, a poor education, and execution.  Knowing this, I’d rather stay in school in order to learn how to handle all things in real life…

Some of life’s lessons taught me long ago that I should go it alone before I wait on someone else approval who is doing no better or far less than I, to begin my journey.  So, there will be no waiting for others to give me the okay sign concerning my life.

FYI: Don’t get confused about going it alone, this is not healthy for everyday living.  Remember No Man Is An Island.

I have ideas of my own, plus am clear on how I want my life to evolve, but I found most times I had to let go of some preconceived notions (your ideas or mine), and follow God’s Plan.  So, I would rather live the life that is waiting for me, and the only approval I need comes from, Jesus Christ.  

I would rather be on a self-imposed lockdown before I allow my peers to see Me as a mean vindictive old woman.  I want my past successes coupled with joys to be used as a cushion for these old bones as old regrets fade away.  So…

I would rather not entertain old pains or spend the energy to keep obsolete thoughts alive because It’s almost impossible to light a fire inside the charred heart of an old burned-out teacher.  Dave Burgess

I would rather smile than have a scowl, and I would rather inspire than judge; it just makes sense too me.

I believe wearing a smile even in the worst of times will help get us more allies that will help our cause; I believe wearing a scowl is liken to wanting wrinkles’, and I believe judging the book by the cover is as dumb as claiming to know it all.  

I don’t know about you but, I would rather know what’s in the book than stare at the cover or read the last chapter first.  Just like in death, it’s the dots that tell the story.  1900….2000  In other words, what happened in the middle?

FYI: The trouble with most of us is we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.  Meanwhile on the other side of the spectrum; If your action inspires others to learn more, dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.  John Quincy Adams

I’d rather be spiritual than religious because being religious mean you are trying not to go to hell while being spiritual means you have already been there.

I would rather be the best I can be, but first I need to figure out how can I help others.  Did you know The best thing a person can be is of use?   So…I’d rather attempt, To do something great and fail than attempt to do nothing and succeed.  Robert H. Schuller

It’s time to take the chains off of who we would rather be and be that person we need to be, coupled with being confident in our own skin, especially when in pursuit of our personal goals.  So I’d rather be a miracle worker or anything to make the glass half full.

Well, that sounds good but let’s keep it real, most of us are just average, and lazy. 

I would rather see my uniqueness as more than just average, so I refuse to allow my gifts to be seen as flaws, but as a path to greatness because I would rather take those life lessons I learned and put them to use so I can move forward, while dragging a few you alone with me.

I believe with that type of confidence we all can gain control of what is for us, coupled with peace. 

Never ever forget Our uniqueness is what sets us apart, it makes us who we are, the spice that makes us different from all the others?

At the end of life, I would rather be known as a fight for my life person than a bully, it’s simple, sometimes the clown gets tired of being picked on, and we know when that happens nothing is going to end well, and just so you know, bullies can only be found where there are cowards.

Now that that’s said, being bullied is not one of my favorite things to happen, but, I’d rather still be a peacemaker than show you (whoop your assets) I am not as weak as I look or you thought, I just know The battle is not mine it’s the Lord’s.

Did you know The worst bully you will ever encounter in your life is your own thoughts?

So again, when it comes to being bullied, I would rather take action to Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

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  • Black History presents Presiding Elder Joseph Henry Cherry, my Grandfather.

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