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Success Requires Sacrifice

In order to be successful, you have to be willing to give up things that you hold near and dear to you.  If you want to do better in school, you have to be willing to give up partying and sleep so you can study.  If you want to...

First Progress Report

Hello Everyone.  Here is an update on my progress for my 2018 Goals:  I’ve worked on my workout plan that will help get me to my fitness goals.  I have it written on paper, but I’m still tweaking it to improve in all areas. My amazing wife put together...

What I learned over the weekend…

This weekend forced me into doing some research.  This weekend we are dealing with the government shutting down.  This shutdown effects over 800,000 federal employees.  Because the government shutdown, I had to do research to see what would happen next and how it effects my family and I. 1. ...

Top 3 Things I Learned Over the Weekend…

Attention to Detail     So, last week I looked at my homework assignments due and I saw that there was no Chapter 1 homework, but there was Chapter 2 homework.  I assumed that I had no homework due that first week; however, I did not look at everything.  The...

2018 Goals

Growing up, I didn’t understand the point of New Years.  It was just another day to my family.  I also didn’t understand the point of a New Years resolution because we should always be setting goals for ourselves.  Now, I understand what it’s all about.  It’s about hope.  Hope...

What I learned over the weekend

I want to continue the trend of sharing what I learned over the weekend because the learning never stops.  If you don’t learn something new everyday, then you’ve wasted your day.  Dr. Jayce O’Neal said, “If you think you know everything; you know nothing.  If you think you know...

Why the Name Change?

Starting off 2018, I decided to change the name of the blog and site.  I believe that the old name may have seemed like a fad and I wanted to ensure everyone that this blog is here to stay.  The new name is Melvin which stands for Motivate, Elevate...

The Secret to Success

What’s the secret to success?  The secret is a lot simpler than you think.  The secret is to start early.  What does that really mean though?  It means if you want to succeed, you need to wake up earlier then everyone else and not by 5 minutes.  It means...

What I learned from this weekend

The goal is for every Monday to pass 3 things I learned over the weekend.  I believe that if you don’t learn something new each day, then you have wasted your day.  Over the weekend, we tend to relax and let our minds calm down instead of continuing to...