New Years/New Start Resolution #2 – Get Organized

I was a little caught up yesterday helping out with family, so I was left with a draft instead of getting a chance to post it. So a day late, but here’s number 2!

“I write down everything I want to remember. That way, instead of spending a lot of time trying to remember what it is I wrote down, I spend the time looking for the for the paper I wrote it down on.”- Beryl Pfizer

Work Too Much?

Organization is my second New Years Resolution. Why? Because the majority of people are either so organized, they err on the side of Obsessive Compulsive or so organization-phobic that they prefer to live somewhere similar to Oscar the Grouch. Often to my dismay, I am either at the positive side of the spectrum, living comfortably next to godliness in clean-ville or trotting around organized chaos, tripping over notebooks and clothes baskets.

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Merry Christmas

Despite the fact that Christmas starts the day after Halloween, I would like to wish everyone out there a joyous holiday/holiday season!

I wanted to remind everyone that the true purpose of the holidays are to help communities come together and enjoy each others’ presence(Not Presents) in lighthearted manner. Christmas itself is supposed to signify the birth of hope in an otherwise bleak and difficult world. Whether Jesus was born at this time of the year or whether a large man in a red suit really has the innate ability to bring the child-like joy out of anyone, we should enjoy this time with each other.

If we do that, this season becomes less about the shopping, commercialization, religious back and forth, and ridiculous food creations (Can anyone explain why people make fruit cake, minced meat pie or candy corn?)  and more about the using these precious moments while they can still be enjoyed. Realize that no matter how rocky 2010 was, you made it through and still managed to get a pair of free socks out of the deal. Someone out there thinks that you are special and that cherishes you existence.

So, hopefully enjoy your family gatherings or just time to yourself. Take today to marvel in the wonders of life and smile for once, unwind and just take today to be joyful. You have all the reasons to be.

Merry Christmas to all, and all Good Night!

Miles Michael

New Years/New Start Resolution #1 – Write More

“Whether or not you write well, write bravely.” – Bill Stout

My New Start Resolution #1 for this year is to write more.  I couldn’t tell you how many blogs I have started, how many composition notebooks are lying around my house and how many sticky notes of great ideas that I piling up but never completed.  I write a lot. How often do I complete my writing? No where near as often.

The more I get into the professional world, the more I am seeing the trend and need to communicate at a higher level than I do now. Thoughts need to get across quickly, efficiently purposefully. To do that, I need to practice writing everyday. Write my thoughts. Write my plans. Write my feelings. Write my Dreams. Write until writing further is impossible. Then write some more. Then learn how to edit.

I  wrote this post multiple times, going off in completely different directions, but those effective writing skills are starting to develop. 🙂

A person must learn to write and speak eloquently to be respected.  You must be able to grab attention, use it for your needs and then return it before their attention spans run out. That makes an effective writer and speaker.

So, today I will start to write in some fashion daily. It may not always appear up here.  But, I must shake the dust off my pencil and exercise my brain. It’s a muscle too. Continue reading “New Years/New Start Resolution #1 – Write More”

7 New Years/New Start Resolutions

From Christmas until New Years, I will talk about a resolution I plan to pick up, how I plan to do it and the purpose of doing it.

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It’s hard making a lasting change on the world, if you don’t take the steps to change yourself some. So, to start me off with this blogging thing strong, I’m going to try to stick to this and write this new blog series for a week. Hopefully, it will be enough to get the movement going.

Progress is a slow Process.

Merry Christmas Eve Dreamers

Miles Michael

Unknown Impact

“Sometimes the people whom we’ve known for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we’ve known forever.”  – Unknown

The Unknown

Reflecting on recent events in my life, I was thinking about how to make a difference. But, one issue came up. We each have our own idea of what that difference truly is. About a week ago, I randomly got into a conversation on Twitter with this really lovely young lady that came to an impasse in life. Somehow, I could sense her pain through 140 characters and a profile pic. On a whim, I ended up talking to her on my views on religion, life and even the importance of preparing yourself for the future even when you have to do things that you personally don’t enjoy. After I finished talking to her, I realized that sometimes we learn more from ourselves than from others, applying our own advice to our lives. The whole, “If you are pointing a finger at someone, you are pointing three more at yourself” rings true more times than not.

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