Tag: motivation

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...

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...

How to get ahead

    There are so many ways to get ahead and one of the most important is often times overlooked: sacrifice your Friday nights and sacrifice your weekends.  Take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself how you’re spending your weekend.  Most people will just want to...

The Struggle is Real

Having 2 kids now, the question that is always asked is have you been getting any sleep? Luckily, I have an amazing wife who lets me sleep so I’m rested for work, but we do have a routine so she gets sleep too. The next question asked is how...

Be Adaptable!

My wife will hate me for posting this picture of her haha. When my wife and I were in the hospital last week, due to my wife being induced, I had a grand plan that would make everything work perfectly.  During the birth of our first child, my wife...

Fight or Flight

My wife will be giving birth on Monday, which means she’s in her nesting period right now.  We both are stretching ourselves very thin in order to get everything cleaned and ready for the new baby.  Last night, we took care of our grocery shopping, which takes hours because...

What’s a Valid Excuse?

Last week, I got into an argument with my family when I explained that there’s no such thing as a “valid excuse.”  They came up with some wild reasoning to explain that there are valid excuses; however, they completely missed the point.  The situation arose when my brother suggested...

Fear

Fear can either motivate you or discourage you.  Which one will you allow to happen to you?  No one likes to end on a bad note, so let’s start with how it can discourage you.  It seems obvious, but I want to paint the picture between the two.  I...