10 Mar

Choose to be different. Choose to be you.

To be accepted, to fit into society is fairly easy, most of us do it everyday.  You just have to follow a few specific rules of etiquette and you blend right in. To be hired and paid an average living wage follows the same kind of rules. If you follow a set of instructions and put the right words into your resume you have a decent chance of getting hired. But this is the same criteria they use to downsize a company?  If you fit in and do the same thing as your co-workers, you can easily be replaced.   What can you do or offer better than anyone else?

Are you different or unique in some form or fashion?  Who knows this about you?  Are you passionate about anything? We all have something that inspires us, you just need to find it and embrace it, because this is who you are. This is what makes you a unique individual. So the big question you should be asking yourself is, am I living the life I was born to live?

I’ve asked many co-workers this same question. And the quick, most common response is, I don’t know. Mind you, these people are very smart when it comes to their job, and they do it very well. Unfortunately, being passionate about something doesn’t have rules to follow and is boundless and free.  And with freedom comes criticism and sometimes ridicule.  This scares most of us and makes us uncomfortable to say the least.

Why? Because we have only been taught how to be good rule followers and know that being perfect may get you a good grade, positive reinforcement by your peers and boss,  and even get you hired at a well-paying company. The most common American goal is to be perfect  at something and fit the mold of being an A, B, or C student;  this is how you blend into the status quo and where most people find comfort. The majority of people are okay with this or feel they don’t have any other choice, and that is okay too.

Yet, some of us are trying to break free from the status quo and don’t know how. This is like wanting to learn a foreign language without an instructor. It is possible, unfortunately most people have not learned how to do this. Why? Because we’ve been taught that making mistakes and failure is associated with bad grades along with not being able to follow directions. Ultimately, not a good employee.

Unfortunately, what we are not taught in school is, most remarkable people make multiple mistakes throughout their lives, yet they seem to find how to grow and improve from these mistakes.  Somehow they have realized it is okay to stumble and fall or simply just fail at something; because the rules about  great successes, always, always comes great and multiple failures.

Embracing the rules of success starts with finding what you are passionate about.  Passion knows no bounds. It is an abyss of opportunity. It is going to be full of UPS and DOWNS, because you are creating the rules. We need to prepare and accept occasional setbacks as part of this emotional experience toward fulfilling your dream. But learn from those mistakes and never give up.

Einstein supposedly failed nearly a thousand times before he created the light bulb. And crazy as it sounds, he was motivated by trying to stop the light from burning, as oppose to trying to keep the filament burning longer. Image that. We can learn more from our mistakes than our successes. Rule followers may get decent paying jobs, however, passionate opportunity seekers, creative artists and entrepreneurs live by their own rules and create their own realities. How do you want to live and be remembered?

08 Apr

The Importance of Internships!

internship-1All young adults, either in their senior year in high school or college need to apply for and get accepted into an internship program. Internships need to be researched before applying to them. Make it fun by finding companies you like and want to work for. Companies use internships to find potential full-time employees and to find out if these prospects have a good work ethic and fit in with their company’s culture/environment. The summer time is the perfect time to get this real world experience, before you get obligated to a company you careless about. This is also the time to find out if the company is the right fit for you and if you would like to commit a large part of your life working for a particular company.

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02 Jan

Word of the Day

 

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Acidosis:  an abnormal condition characterized by reduced alkalinity of the blood and of the body tissues

Homeostasis:  a relatively stable state of equilibrium or a tendency toward such a state between the different but interdependent elements or groups of elements of an organism, population, or group

Range of Motion:  “RANGE OF MOTION EXERCISE. Range of motion exercise refers to activity aimed at improving movement of a specific joint. This motion is influenced by several structures: configuration of bone surfaces within the joint; joint capsule; ligaments; and muscles and tendons acting on the joint” (THE GALE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH, 3RD EDITION, 2013)

 

 

26 Feb

We Are What We Choose

Choose to be amazing.  Choose to be inspiring.  Choose to live a life that has a way of giving back when you are nowhere to be found. Choose to be remembered by as many people as possible. Be understanding in a way that builds upon your knowledge base, because this is the only true property you will ever own.  The larger your knowledge base, the wealthier you become.  And you won’t need an accountant or financial planner to keep track of it, and most importantly you won’t owe any taxes on it.  This is why the choices you make throughout your life are so important, because if and when you make the right decisions, they can be combined with the bad ones, to make amazing discoveries that can make you very wealthy, in more ways than one.

It is recommended and expected that you make decisions and mistakes in your teenage years and throughout your life, most importantly learn from them and how these choices become part of a bigger reality that you are able to mold into something unique and special. Then you will be able to share it with others to improve their lives. Fortunately, it is all up to you to create your destiny.

How do you do this?  This is the point where we go our own ways.  You have the answers you are looking for, but you must clear your mind of all the propaganda and media nonsense you have grown up seeing everyday, in order to find what is right for you.  Thoughtsacknowledged.com will hopefully lend a guiding hand on your personal journey.  Good Luck my friends.

28 Jan

Aspire til Your Heart is Content

“Your Vocation is where Your Passion meets the World’s Greatest Need.”

Frederick Bruner

 

Remember, you are defined by what you do on a daily basis and what you do on your days off, these are the things that will be remembered at your funeral. The things that you say are only remembered in the moment that they were said, unless you are living what you preach and preaching what you live.

12 Jan

What wakes you up every morning?

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Is IT still alive within you?

It lives within us and is known by all; it still breathes and it will survive; it gets neglected but it will never die; it will always be honest and eager; it just needs to be fed and nurtured and when it is cared for, it will give you the courage to wake up every morning and fight the good fight, to care for your loved ones and to speak your mind with passionate enthusiasm.