Monthly Archives: February 2013

HALL OF FAME

Hall Of Fame – The Script feat. will.i.am.

Coming across this song was another small venture for me. As you know I am on a quest to love everything. I started listening to my least favorite music, Pop music. I really like the energy and the beats that Pop music presents. Needless to say I have been listening to a lot of Pop music to and from work, and this song came on. I was like “Ohhh Standing in the Hall of fame, that sounds awesome.”  Yeah I was talking to myself! Anyways, When I got home I found this song on YouTube with the lyrics.

Sense I found this song I have been listening to it every day! This song really speaks to me so much, and to this day it strings up some powerful emotions. Strings up memories of who I used to be, who I am now, and who I will be in the future. I will be the best, I will move a mountain, and the world is going to know my name. At 32 I have a lot of life left in me. I have never been this positive in my entire life and it still gets stronger everyday. My smile gets bigger every day. I am reaching for the top, but not by myself. I am gonna carry everyone with me that wants to go. So many people have been so helpful in my life and I am so grateful for it. When I fall, when I fail, when a hard day brings tears to my eyes, when I look to far into my past, ALL OF YOU ARE GOING TO BE THERE to help me. To help me get up, to cushion my fall, to wipe my eyes, and tell me to turn back around. I’m in uncharted waters swimming as hard as I can, I can see the shore and so many life boats along the way.
I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do! Thanks you

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Famous Quote Friday

“It is better to offer no excuse than a bad one.”
-George Washington-

In my opinion, almost every excuse is a bad one. “I was late because, I don’t have enough money because, that did not get done because, I did not meet my goal because.” We all make excuses all the time, it is human nature. It does not matter if we say it out loud to someone or quietly in our thoughts, each one is just as destructive. Take ownership of your mistakes. Instead of blurting out excuses start thinking of solutions. Start answering the why behind every situation. Why are you late? If you simply did not give yourself enough time in the morning, well that is an easy one, GIVE YOURSELF MORE TIME. Why don’t you have enough money? Chances are you are living above your means, if you want more money you are going to have to work more or find the right job to get you the money you need to match your lifestyle. Why did that not get done? Super easy fix, organize what you have to do each day. Make a check list if you have too. If you are not getting everything you want done, shorten that list, reorganize or multi task.

George Washington is right, don’t offer bad excuses, you are only hurting yourself. Instead offer solutions. Offer solutions to others, and allow others to do the same for you. The more we work together the more stuff we will accomplish. The more we make excuses the less we will accomplish and the slower we move forward.

Monitor the excuses you make throughout the day and set yourself up some mini goals to eliminate those excuses. I could list through some ideas but more often than not our excuses are a garden variety of the same idea. Take action to eliminate the common excuses and see how much farther your life will take you, see how much more you will learn.

Originality

Being positive is not just all about crushing negatives, and finding the good in everything. We can all be taught how to be positive. We all can smile, we all have it in us to be positive, we all have it in us to succeed. The one thing that may hold us back is trying to be someone we are not. Part of a positive lifestyle is standing by the things we love in life. Don’t do things because others think it is cool, do them because with all our heart we want to. If someone disagrees with something that we are passionate about that person is not important to our future. There is a difference between accepting and disagreeing. Obviously we as well as others are going to try to keep important people in our life from doing stupid things or something that is not safe but that is okay. If we are happy and we are making others happy why not continue what it is that we are doing.

Search for what makes you happy, search for the things that are positive in your life. Above all else try your best to BE YOURSELF, that is the best person you can be.

Some random stuff about me for fun!

-I love Gothic Music

-I love Brussels sprouts and asparagus

-I love Spelunking and Whitewater rafting

-I love that I am not afraid to cry

-I love randomly changing my looks (day to day)

-I love dressing up as females for Halloween (favorite holiday)

-I love Frank Sinatra and Ludacris

-I live by the Scout Oath and Law (Forever Eagle)

-I love my made up Granola Bar Diet! (I have lost 40+lbs)

-I live to help others always

-I love rabbits

-I love the color pink

-I love being ultra positive and smiling

-I love all varieties of the show Law & Order

-I design creative cakes

-I am a huge soccer fan

-I write my own quotes (despite by definition I cannot call them quotes)

-I Love Hugs (handshakes are not as awesome)

-I love saying “you want me” to everyone (https://upwithmarc.com/2012/11/07/you-want-me-explained/)

So that is enough. There are so many random things about me, I could keep going for a while. The thing is, I stand tall about the things I love in life and I am not afraid to show off my originality. I can certainly be weird at times but people that know me best accept that!

Bonus Quote for today:

“Originality and positivism is not all about doing what everyone else is, or what everyone else is telling you to do. It is not about definitions. It is about being your true self, it is about finding the positives in every part of your lives, pointing out other peoples positives, and being grateful for everything along the way.”

Famous Quote Friday

“Not all those who wander are lost” – J.R.R. Tolkein
 
Don’t be afraid to try new things and to go to new places. I have visited 21 States and been out of the country 2 times. I am always ready for more opportunities to go to more places. I have hiked to the Rocky Mountain tops in several places, and Spelunked my way under the surfaces of our earth. I have walked, hiked, biked, driven, taken the train and flown countless amazing places. I am not done yet! I am not looking for any great adventure achievements but I am never going to stop exploring, I am never going to stop wandering this land we call Earth. Get out and see what beautiful things this world has to offer, and at the same time explore yourself. See what makes you tick, find the things that you love, create a memory that can be passed down for generations. Take risks and go new places in your life.

Famous Quote Friday

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

This is such a great message I would even take it a step farther and say that every day is the best day of my life. If you are on the right path in life that is really how it should feel. Every day should be better than the last. Improvements should be made. Sure we will run into hiccups, sure we will make mistakes, and sure bad things will happen. But how we react to the bad things is really going to determine if today, tomorrow, the next day, and every day in the future will ultimately be the best day of our life.

 

To check out the quotes I have written please visit Just Another Quote

Replacement Words

Replacing words for a more positive life.

Back in my younger days I was always saying things like: No, I don’t know, I don’t care, whatever. I have a whole family that can certainly attest to these continued phrases out of my mouth, but my friends cannot. Why not my friend, you are probably wondering? I had no friends. My negative attitude was the main reason for that. Now if you read in the earlier parts of my blog you can certainly see a little bit of my back ground. Feel free to check out some of my earliest post if you want! For now let’s talk about some positive words.

YES

How many people were expecting that to be my first word? It is the easiest word of all positive words out there. Yes is all about taking action, taking responsibility, taking chances, accepting your challenges, accepting your mistakes, moving forward, embracing the people you love, and embracing the opportunities in your life. This is not all rocket science for sure, this is basic stuff. Sometimes the simplest of advice you need to read about or be told to take action on it in your own life. Add  the word yes more into your life and see the changes! Yes I can, yes I will, yes I did, yes I’ll try again,YES!

AWESOME, FANTASTIC, EXCELLENT

This really just names a few. I did a post a few months back called “Do Away With OK”. how many times a day do you hear and say the word OK? to many I am sure. Try to be more honest with yourself and others and start using the more descriptive words. If you had an awesome day tell us, tell the world it was awesome, not just OK! Get more involved in your life, get more excited about your life, and get others more excited about your life too.

LOVE

This seems to be a tough thing for a lot of people. As most of you may already know I am on a never ending amazing quest to love and find the positives in everything in life. Some of you may laugh and deem it not possible but really none of us are ever going to know the truth unless we keep trying. I used to say I would be ready to die at the age of 85, but now I want to live forever. There are so many things in this world to fall in love with besides our significant other and family and friends. My dying wish should I every even need one, ha, is to pass on with a smile, to know that I found as much good in this world as I possibly could. That is a hefty goal but I am well on my way, I discover new things that I love daily, and still appreciate the things I already love. I Love my family, my friend, and my job. Sure these are all basic but how many of you actually break your day down. I love my work out, I love the cottage cheese and pineapple I just ate, I love my clean bedroom, I love this blog, I love my new hat and I love that I have the day off work today. We can even find love in simpler things than those. I love that I have a place to sleep, I love that I can eat, I love that I can drive, and I LOVE THAT I WAKE UP EVERY MORNING. We should all be grateful for everything in our lives and we should all be comfortable saying “I love you” to one another in any circumstance. We should all be comfortable to express the other things in our lives as well. I love everything. Try to express the things you love in life to yourself and others.

Can these 3 things change your life? Well I am not a miracle worker but these simple things brought me to where I stand today. So YES I LOVE MY EXCELLENT LIFE! Do you love yours? start making it more positive today and see how each day starts getting better. Fill your life with more positive words and filter out the negative ones.

Here is a cool article about replacing negative words with positive words.

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If this is your first time viewing my blog or if you have not looked around you should totally take a look at my past posts. You don’t have to scroll through all of them either, you can click on them by category along the left side of the blog. As always thank you all so much for following my blog.

Famous Quote Friday

“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”

-Thomas Edison-

Failure is just an excuse for quieting. Don’t ever give up. When you think you found every way to fail there will be more learning experiences headed your way. When you think you have found every way to succeed I guarantee there are still more ways out there. Never stop looking, never stop learning, never give up. Perhaps you have never fully succeeded until you have found 10,000 ways to fail.

Even being in the greatest job ever right now, I have found a handful of failures. But you just have to look at it with a determined mind. “I have failed today, but I have learned my lesson for tomorrow.” -Marc Meyer-

Ok, ok, how can I not come up with my own quote on the coat tails of Thomas Edison? 😛

Check out my other blog later today I will be posting all the quotes I created in January. http://upwithmarcjaq.wordpress.com/

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