I Am Grateful… But Not Satisfied.

God woke me up.

I have food.

I have water.

I have clothes.

I have shelter.

I AM GRATEFUL…

But not satisfied.

We are here to do more than just survive. We should count our blessings but still know that God rewards work ethic and ambition. Just make sure you hold on to your integrity.

God Bless.

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

When We Lose our Excuses, We Find Our Results.

No one wants to hear your excuse, so stop making them.

Instead of making excuses, make adjustments. Take on an “adjustment” mindset.

When you stumble, adjust.

When you fall short, adjust.

When you make mistakes or fail, adjust.

Please, we must stop blaming our weaknesses and shortcomings on someone or something else. We must reflect on our own actions, and then make the proper ADJUSTMENTS!

 

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

Listening with an Open Mind and a Closed Mouth.

All to often, we listen with the intent to disprove or come up with a “come back.” Therefore, we never fully grasp what the other person, the world, or God is trying to tell us.

Practice listening without countering.

Practice listening with an open mind and a closed mouth.

Practice listening with the intent to fully understand.

 

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

You Are a Leader. (Whether You Like it or Not)

Sometimes leadership chooses you, leaving you with no choice but to lead. There are family members, friends, co-workers who look up to you. They admire you and think you really have it together. They examine the details of your life – how you speak, how you dress, the way you carry yourself, where you go, how hard you work…

You are their role model. They look to you as an example, and they never asked for your permission! Just the same, you didn’t ask for their admiration. You didn’t ask them to follow your lead. Sometimes, leadership chooses you.

This is an awesome responsibility! Therefore, you must be careful of what you say. You have to be careful of your actions.

You must make good choices. You must stay on the right path. For if you venture down the wrong path, your followers may follow.

And if they falter or destroy themselves, it will be your fault!

Live wisely. Live with ambition. Live well. You are a leader, whether you like it or not.

 

The Grass is Greener on the Other Side.

Sometimes the grass is greener on the other side… Because it’s fake.

Anybody can look like they are doing well.

They can rent the nice house.

They can lease the nice car.

He can use money or the appearance of money to attract a beautiful woman.

She can lease her soul to attract and keep her man.

Don’t be fooled by the way things appear. In fact, stay focused on your goals. Only View your own Vision.

Keep your eyes on your own grass!

 

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

 

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.

“Work Smarter not Harder” = Bad Advice!

I despise the quote “Work Smarter not Harder.”

I’m shocked that many people believe that hard work is not absolutely necessary.

I’m shocked that many people believe that they can achieve success without consistent work and sacrifice.

I’m shocked that many people believe they can “out think” the laws of success by simply “working smarter.”

There is no shortcut.

If success is the goal, hard work is a major part of the process. We must commit to working extremely hard – over a long period of time.

Working smart is important too. I too believe that we must make intelligent decisions with our time and energy. Strategy and efficiency is vital!

However, intelligence does not replace work ethic, for we must commit to both! In fact, the quote should read “Work Smarter AND Work Harder.” Hmmm, I like the sound of that… Work Smarter AND Work Harder!

 

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