"The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -Walt Disney
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on." -Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." -Robert Louis Stevenson
Dreams grow if you grow. Zig Ziglar
"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Nelson Mandela
"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." -Abraham Lincoln
"Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The only impossible journey is the one you never begin." -Tony Robbins
"Love the life you live. Live the life you love." -Bob Marley
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller
If you judge people, you have no time to love them. Mother Teresa
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Buddha
Stay hungry, stay foolish. Steve Jobs
The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Malcolm X
Some people do really find fault like there's a reward for it. Zig Ziglar
It always seems impossible until it’s done. Nelson Mandela
Turn your wounds into wisdom. Oprah Winfrey
Whatever you are, be a good one. Abraham Lincoln
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. Theodore Roosevelt
Little by little, one travels far. J.R.R. Tolkien
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. Bruce Lee
A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything. Malcolm X
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength. Marcus Aurelius
By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. Benjamin Franklin
I think, therefore I am. René Descartes
To be, or not to be, that is the question. William Shakespeare
A lot of people quit looking for work as soon as they find a job. Zig Ziglar
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“This Moment” By Igor Oro

Spoken Word Poetry: “This Moment”

This Moment Lyrics

Tell me something…when you dream of the future, what do you see? Is it an image of yourself, successful and proud, and everything you’d ever thought you’d be? Matter of fact, here’s a better question: when you wake up, does it seem like it could be a reality? Or is it just something you confine within the limits of your mind, because you’re scared you won’t find what you’re looking for; that time is your enemy, that the world out there really isn’t that friendly, and you don’t want to put it all on the line..only to come up empty. Listen, your full potential is a long way away, and you must have faith that this journey you’ve just started wont lead you astray.

Because i know that success can either define or destroy you, a seductive potion that invites you ever closer to the edge of desperation, a tight walk between your dreams, teetering between hope and hopelessness, push through the stress and the hardship because at the end of the road your prize will materialize, and only then will you realize just how much you’ve sacrificed… how much you’ve lost and how much you’ve found, all the smiles and all the frowns, all the ups and all the downs, all the cries and the goodbyes, all the lies and the trust that you’ve broken, all those words you wish you’d never spoken, all those nights you’ve stayed up hoping…they’ve all led you to this moment.

Look, its not gonna be easy. It’ll be hard and bloody. It’ll get tough and ugly. And right when you think you’ve had enough, hope will come around.. and pick you back up. Because you see life is like that. It pushes you over the edge only to pull you right back. It knocks the wind out of you and then expects you to fight back. Just know that, on this journey of enlightenment, you will be tested, you will get restless, you’re gonna want to sprint to the finish line but you cant, because this isn’t a race…nobody cares who the best is. Time is on your side, so walk slow, and tread lightly. Because somewhere on this road of self discovery you’ll have to pass over a pathway of glass, and if you move too fast you might just break it, and then everything you have done to this point will be wasted; broken shards of your reflection looking back at you as they fall through the pits of your soul, whispering words of disappoint as they drop down gently down below.

But at least now you know what’s at stake. And I pray that the decisions you make will lift you to where you want to be, because you have plenty to see, plenty to prove, plenty of decisions to make, and plenty of things you still have to do, but none of this can be possible if you don’t have a positive attitude. So set aside the things you’d rather do and do the things that’ll lift you to a higher altitude, if you don’t try you’ll never improve, the next move is yours to make, your fate is on the line so make it count this time, yeah these might be just be rhymes but I can see that I’m getting through to you; my words are my gift and my wish, but only you can make them come true. And that’s up to you.

Whatever the case i just want you to keep this in mind: don’t waste too much time trying to discover your full potential. After all, the whole process of finding yourself lies within the beauty of not knowing what you’re looking for; everything else is inconsequential. And in time you’ll find that positivity itself is exponential, because the more positive you are, the more likely it is that good things your way will come. And the better things get, the more positive you’ll become, and soon you’ll be flying so high that you’ll see through the illusion of gravity… that 1 plus 1 doesn’t have to equal to two, it can be whatever you want it to be… that you’ll make the breakthrough and discover that you and you alone are in charge of your own destiny…and “happy” doesn’t just have to be a word in the dictionary…and you have your friends and family to support you, we’re not programmed to be solitary, nothing is involuntary you make your own choices so just slow down…and take a breath. Take this heavy burden off your chest, and take a rest…sit back and contemplate the words of a wise man who once said: “Positivity first, then comes success.”

Look Up – A Poem To Consider!

“Look Up”! – A Poem By Gary Turk.

Don’t Let Your Life Pass You By!

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Here are the lyrics to this great poem!

I have 422 friends, yet I am lonely.
I speak to all of them everyday, yet none of them really know me.

The problem I have sits in the spaces between,
looking into their eyes, or at a name on a screen.

I took a step back, and opened my eyes,
I looked around, and then realized
that this media we call social, is anything but
when we open our computers, and it’s our doors we shut.

All this technology we have, it’s just an illusion,
of community, companionship, a sense of inclusion
yet when you step away from this device of delusion,
you awaken to see, a world of confusion.

A world where we’re slaves to the technology we mastered,
where our information gets sold by some rich greedy bastard.
A world of self-interest, self-image, self-promotion,
where we share all our best bits, but leave out the emotion.

We are at our most happy with an experience we share,
but is it the same if no one is there.
Be there for you friends, and they’ll be there too,
but no one will be, if a group message will do.

We edit and exaggerate, we crave adulation,
we pretend we don’t notice the social isolation.
We put our words into order, until our lives are glistening,
we don’t even know if anyone is listening.

Being alone isn’t the problem, let me just emphasize,
that if you read a book, paint a picture, or do some exercise,
you are being productive, and present, not reserved or recluse,
you’re being awake and attentive, and putting your time to good use.

So when you’re in public, and you start to feel alone,
put your hands behind your head, and step away from the phone.
You don’t need to stare at your menu, or at your contact list,
just talk to one another, and learn to co-exist.

I can’t stand to hear the silence, of a busy commuter train,
when no one wants to talk through the fear of looking insane.
We’re becoming unsocial, it no longer satisfies
to engage with one another, and look into someone’s eyes.

We’re surrounded by children, who since they were born,
watch us living like robots, and think it’s the norm.
It’s not very likely you will make world’s greatest dad,
if you cant entertain a child without a using an iPad.

When I was a child, I would never be home,
I’d be out with my friends, on our bikes we would roam.
We’d ware holes in our trainers, and graze up our knees;
we’d build our own clubhouse, high up in the trees.

Now the parks are so quiet, it gives me a chill
to see no children outside and the swings hanging still.
There’s no skipping or hopscotch, no church and no steeple,
we’re a generation of idiots, smart phones and dumb people.

So look up from your phone, shut down that display,
take in your surroundings, and make the most of today.
Just one real connection is all it can take,
to show you the difference that being there can make.

Be there in the moment, when she gives you the look,
that you remember forever, as when love overtook.
The time you first hold her hand, or first kiss her lips,
the time you first disagree, but still love her to bits.

The time you don’t need to tell hundreds, about what you’ve just done,
because you want to share the moment, with just this one.
The time you sell your computer, so you can buy a ring,
for the girl of your dreams, who is now the real thing.

The time you want to start a family, and the moment when,
you first hold your baby girl, and get to fall in love again.
The time she keeps you up at night, and all you want is rest,
and the time you wipe away the tears, as your baby flees the nest.

The time your little girl returns, with a boy for you to hold,
and the day he calls you granddad, and makes you feel real old
The time you take in all you’ve made, just by giving life attention,
and how your glad you didn’t waste it, by looking down at some invention.

The time you hold your wife’s hand, and sit down beside her bed
you tell her that you love her, and lay a kiss upon her head.
She then whispers to you quietly, as her heart gives a final beat,
that she’s lucky she got stopped, by that lost boy in the street.

But none of these times ever happened, you never had any of this,
When you’re too busy looking down, you don’t see the chances you miss.

So look up from your phone, shut down those displays,
we have a finite existence, a set number of days.
Why waste all our time getting caught in the net,
as when the end comes, nothing’s worse than regret.

I am guilty too, of being part of this machine,
this digital world, where we are heard but not seen.
Where we type and don’t talk, where we read as we chat,
where we spend hours together, without making eye contact.

Don’t give in to a life where you follow the hype,
give people your love, don’t give them your like.
Disconnect from the need to be heard and defined
Go out into the world, leave distractions behind.

Look up from your phone, shut down that display,
stop watching this video, live life the real way.

What did you think about this great poem and video?