Perseverance

He’s back and ready to rumble. I am currently back at MSU pursuing a psychology degree. I may switch it to pre-law or something like that. I really like to argue with people even if my personality doesn’t show it. Through the last couple of years I have withdrawn from multiple things whether it be school, university activities, family, friends, etcetera. I have been pretty nonexistent to this world for sometime now. I am sick and tired of it. I live with my brothers old friend who has a house right near campus, so I am very fortunate to have that. I have a perfect attendance record through two days, this coming from a guy who never attended classes. I convinced myself it was a waste of time and it almost cost me the opportunity that MSU presents. I sit in the front of all of my classes. I am determined to absolutely dominate this semester, and nothing will hold me back. My mindset is different, I don’t think I can really explain it, there is just something in the air. I feel like the Detroit Pistons, ain’t nothing stopping us right now.

Not all days will be good and not all days will be bad. The choice really comes down to how you perceive it. Do not ever get down on yourself because you are the only person that knows you fully. Spending your time wanting other people to like you will yield little results. Trust me I’ve tried it. The best thing you can do is take peoples advice with a grain of salt.

This is not the part where I try to throw God on you or anything but I think Jesus has a great connection on how people ought grow as human beings. The scriptures, the bible, the church, blah blah blah, I don’t give a hoot about that. Jesus played ball on his own terms. For Jesus would not have been Jesus had he done what all the others wanted him to do. My philosophy class last semester really taught me a lot about how I ought to live my life. I had lost all of my morals, I had lost the ability to give reasons for words, I had lost just about everything, or so I thought. Last year when I was busy I wrote down six to seven pages about how to be a man. There were a lot of repeats I am sure. I decided yesterday to throw them all out, because I learned that I never gave up on myself. I am back on my two feet and I am ready to run. Moderation does not exist in my life for you need to vigilant to achieve your goals. So I guess what I am saying is just like what Jimmy Valvano said “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up”. I hope those words ignite a fire inside you and you keep the fire lit. Stuart Scott just died no more than ten days ago. He faced his fear of cancer and took another step towards showing people how when you get knocked down you need to get back up and fight like hell. He showed that consistency that we all strive for. Consistency, perseverance two amazing words that you can use to define yourself. For what is perseverance without being consistent with yourself?

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