The Laws of Physics and Your Beginning

The laws of physics make it impossible to have a brand new beginning. But, it is more than possible to create a brand new ending.

Opportunity comes to those who create it. Patience is a virtue, but don’t spend your entire career, your entire parenthood, your entire life – waiting for magic to happen. There is no magic.

There is only physics. Gravity, space, atoms, science.

Start where you are and use what you already have. Begin anew and create opportunity for you and your family.

God Bless.

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more tips and insight, follow him on Instagram @instagram.com/mauriceguestjr

Why Do We Hate?

We hate because we are taught to hate. We hate because we are ignorant. We are the product of ignorant people who have been taught an ignorant thing..

There is no gene for racism. There is no gene for bigotry. You’re not born a bigot, you have to learn to be a bigot. Anything you learn, you can unlearn. It’s time to unlearn our bigotry.

I’m an educator. And it’s my business as an educator to lead people out of ignorance – the ignorance of thinking you’re better or worse than someone else because of the amount of pigment in your skin.

-Jane Elliot | Educator, Diversity Expert

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas. For more insight, follow him on Instagram @instagram.com/mauriceguestjr

Note to Student #6: You Were Not Born to be Mediocre.

Student,

Don’t be like most of us. Most of us give up on our dreams. Most of us learn to accept defeat without putting up much of a fight. Most of us are cool with being average.

Dont be like us.

You are not here to be average. You are not here to merely survive. Student, you were not brought into this world to be mediocre.

You are here to achieve greatness.

Get to work. We need you to do the work that you were put on this planet to do. We need you to become who you are meant to become.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

The Bridge

There is a map.

And on this map are two points: Point A and Point B.

In between Point A and Point B, is a wide and treacherous river. This river is filled with alligators, crocodiles, snakes, piranhas, robbers, killers, thieves, drug dealers, triflin men, triflin women, fast men and fast women.

It’s our job and God given responsibility to cross this river!

We have to get from where we are right now – which is Point A, to where we are destined to reside – which is Point B!

But here’s the million dollar question:

How do we get from Point A to Point B, and how do we cross this river without falling prey to the predators that feed within it?

Answer: We need a bridge. And that bridge is referred to as self-discipline.

I challenge us all to start building our bridge today!

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Note to Student #4: $TEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Student,

As of August 2016, half of all high-paying jobs in America require at least some computer coding knowledge or skill.

“High paying” is defined by an annual income of $60,000 or more. If terms like SQL, Python, and Javascript aren’t familiar to you, then half of all U.S. companies will not be interested in hiring you.

Just something you should think about the next time you’re chilling on social media, watching TV, or playing video games.

Why not teach yourself to code. Khan Academy has a free course and it’s the real deal. 

Your future matters. Learn.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Note to Student #2: You are the Company You Keep

Student,

If your friends drink, eventually you will begin to drink. If you are friends with smokers, you will become a smoker. If you hang out with robbers, thieves, pill heads and otherwise trifling people, you too will become trifling.

Just the same, if you hang out with friends who are focused on school, you too, will focus more on school. If your friends spend their evenings studying, you will find yourself studying more. If your friends strive for excellence, you will begin to expect excellence from yourself, too.

Please be intentional about who you choose to be friends with, for you are the company you keep.

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Note to Student #1: We are Counting on You!

Student,

Set academic goals, and set those goals high. Take full responsibility for your actions and your results. “Google” has made prolonged ignorance inexcusable. If you can’t gain an understanding from your classroom teacher, go online and find the teacher, video, article, or blog post you need.

Make sure you practice self discipline. Become obsessed with self improvement. Read and read a lot! Manage your time well and keep going, even when (not if) there is adversity and strife in your personal life.

I believe in you. You have a purpose. You are here for a reason. You are reading this for a reason. It’s time and the time is now! Get busy, because our school, our city, our state, our country, our world is counting on you! We need you to be at your very best.

Regards,

Mr. Guest

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Execution.

Reading and learning from books is good.

Listening and learning from podcasts is good.

Watching and learning from documentaries, youtube, social media, etc., is good.

Not applying what you learn – is BAD!

It’s good to learn from those before us. It’s good to learn from those around us. However, we should never be satisfied with merely “learning.” Don’t just learn the success stories of others. Instead, apply and execute on what you learn and then create a success story of your own!

 

Maurice Guest Jr., is an education administrator in Little Rock, Arkansas.