An excerpt from: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” — Oliver Wendell Holme


Please find a place to read these next few pages where you can be alone and uninterrupted. Clear your mind of everything except what you will read and what I will invite you to do. Don’t worry about your schedule, your business, your family, or your friends. Just focus with me and really open your mind. Continue reading


imagesCAH4P9W8You are a cookie.

?—Bet you haven’t heard someone call you that before, but it’s true, you are a cookie. Now, you’re not the cook, but the pastry, yet sometimes we like to think that we are the cook, so we take the cooking of ourselves into our own hands. We add ingredients that shouldn’t be there, or take away ingredients that we don’t think belong. But by doing this, we’re not the cookie that we should be, don’t have the flavor that we should have.

Take sugar for example, when you hear this word, you think of something sweet don’t you? And perhaps you being a peanut butter cookie, you’re jealous of the chocolate chip because he’s sweeter than you, so you add more sugar to yourself believing that it will make you better. But instead, it makes you taste odd—too sweet, making you no good, a bad cookie. Or perhaps you think you’re too sweet because of your vanilla wafer friend, so you take away some, again making you no longer pleasing to the tongue, but something that should be discarded instead. We are all guilty of being insecure of ourselves, and jealous of the talents of others. But when we try to mimic another, don’t we lose something? Are we not too sweet or too bland, something that we should not be? Continue reading



Sorry, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I’ve been pretty busy this last month: Christmas break, slaying dragons, fighting zombies—it’s been pretty hectic. But school’s back in session, which means it’s time to fall back into routine—habit.

Habits, as humans, we tend to fall into a routine, don’t we? I mean, here’s my routine in a typical day:

  • Wake up at 8 a.m.—ugh!
  • Brush teeth
  • Get dressed—(getting rid of stinky breath is much more important than clothes)
  • Skip breakfast—bad habit—go to class
  • School-school-school-Lunch!-school-school—
  • Dinner!
  • Homework or Work—depending on the day
  • Surf Facebook
  • Shower
  • More homework
  • Fall asleep to Netflix—12 or 1 a.m.

Sounds exciting doesn’t it! I know, I’m living the life. Continue reading