It's what you bring to it
January 23, 2006, 5:39 pm

Life isn't about waiting around for things to be brought to you, it's about using the gifts you have to bring something new to the table. Some people wonder what the key to success in life is. I've got the keys right here.

Key #1. Be Unique. This does not mean you have to be original, it merely means that you have to do something different.

Key #2. Be Enthusiastic. There's is nothing more contagious then being around a person who is pumped for a subject. Except perhaps yawning... yawning gets passed around like the plague.

Key #3. Be Confident. Even if you don't know what the hell you're doing. Be confident in attempting, and exude an air of confidence in all that you do. Awards and diplomas and certifications are all well and good, but if you're confident, people will believe you.

Key #4. Be Excellent (to each other). If you are right with people, then people will be right with you. Everybody's expecting an angle. Everybody is used to not trusting anyone, so when you give them reason to trust you, you make friends for life.

Key #5. Be Forgiving. Everyone makes mistakes, but not everyone can find it within themselves to forgive the people who do them wrong.

Key #6. Be Judicious. Treat people with the respect they deserve. However, judge everything that crosses your path. Test things before giving your easy consent to them, and don't take no guff offa nobody.

These are the keys to success in relationships, and the keys to success in business. They are the keys to success in life. Being unique will single you out in a crowd. Being enthusiastic will draw people to you, whatever you do. Being confident will cause people to be confident in you. Being excellent toward others will induce them to be excellent to you. Being forgiving will mend all of your silly little problems. Being judicious will show that you are not to be taken advantage of. Life is a game that anyone can win. It's a constant back and forth of shows of strength and submission. But above all you MUST MOVE FORWARD. I have often wondered whether it is better to walk down a road with no direction, or to stop and decide which road to take. I believe now, that the key is constant forward motion. THIS is your life. NOW is your time.