10 November 2008

bgb [black girl basics]

Came accross some interesting stuff and added my own twist ... sit back and

1. “Let your actions plead your case and carry your weight.”
Sometimes it’s just best to STFU, show and prove. I learned this the hard way.

2. “As hard as it may be, try to remain open in spite of.”
Being held captive by your past means that the very person(s) associated with it still have control over your life.

3. “Stay Fresh.”
This self explanatory. In the words of Malcolm X ... by any means necessary.

4. “Play your position and don’t try to assume another one.”
It’s your position for a reason. Be the best at your own game and the endorsements, trades and groupies will come on their own.

5. “Relax and take notes.”
Despite what you think you know, everyone you come in contact with has something to teach you.

6. “Dramatic behavior is never cute so don’t do it.”
Regardless of all of the good things you’ve done, that one bitch ass moment is what people will remember and hold on to, forever making you look like an ass.

7. “Feel and feel often.”
Empathy is different than sympathy and is 100 times harder to do but I promise, it’ll make you a better person and the people around you will truly love you for it.”

8. “Happiness is a habit. Acquire it.”

9. “Talk to yourself everyday.”
Forget what they say, sometimes you have to tell yourself the things you need to hear and not wait for anyone else to do it for you. Everyone needs life spoken into them. If you’re not hearing it, tell your damn self. I do this all the time. It's much needed ... keeps me sane.

10. “It’s ok to turn off your cell phone if it means being readily available to yourself.”
I have this problem. I'm sure damn near everyone does. Not to mention, I am a Blackberry aka Crackberry owner so I'm on it 24/7. Turning it off, even just for a little while, would give me some much needed me time ...

11. “Stop fucking around and work your plan. Tomorrow never comes.”
Nuff said.

12. “Step Your iPod Game Up.”
haha... :)

13. “Find a reason to crack the hell up every single day.”
Even if it means blind tripping your co-worker or chopping it up with your funniest friend…laugh and go HARD with it.

14. “Cherish your friends and invest in them wholeheartedly.”
We all know that people come and go, but true friends stay around forever. Anything that’s forever is worth the investment of yourself.

15. “Stay ready.”
Lack of preparation dumps any chance for opportunity.

16. “A strong body is a strong mind, just as a strong mind is a strong body.”
Having both is so damn sexy!

17. “If it doesn’t make sense, walk.”
Your intuition is just that. Sometimes it’s not meant for us to haggle our brains to figure stuff out. Fuck it! Keep your stride.

18. “Lip gloss and a cocktail dress can make all the difference.”
This speaks volumes ...

19. “Look people in the eyes and genuinely smile when you see them.”
Whether they let you know or not, it totally makes their day.

Last but not least ... this is something I learned from a very, very, VERY important person in my life and it has helped me in several different ways:
20. "Pick your battles so you can win the war. Sometimes you gotta sacrifice your rook or your pawn to save your King or your Queen"
I'll let you guys take this how you want it.

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